There’s nothing quite like being in your own company. It’s a pure judgement-free zone⁠—no pressure to show off, no expectations met by reality, no strange looks given as you’re voicing all the nonsense out loud in an empty room.

And interestingly, some of the most unusual behavior happens while we’re on our own. In fact, the things we do are so random, we don’t really talk about them. Ever. Like doing a remote trace or aligning your feet to the tiles so you won’t die.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of all the odd things we all do but never dare to tell, not even in truth or dare. And you know what? It's better off that way.

#1

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

deelalz Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

So glad I am not the only one.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
4 months ago

Ok some songs are just that good.

View more comments
#3

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

YES THIS!😆

View More Replies...
View more comments

Humor plays a vital role in younger generations’ communication and media consumption. But Gen Z and millennials are renowned for what’s called absurdist, surrealist, and often dark comedy full of dank memes and observational one-liners.

In order to get this sense of humor, one has to understand the context in which the youngest generations came to live. In the past decade, the world has been bursting with information which is “both more accessible and less reliable,” writes The Washington Post. “Brands pose as a friend on social media to millennial consumers, and the line between real and artificial matters less than it once did.”

#4

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

Laugh Fan
Community Member
4 months ago

ALL the time!!

View more comments
#5

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

Cip IESAN
Community Member
4 months ago

The same for telling jokes!

Christian Claydon
Community Member
2 months ago

IKR

Load More Replies...
Roadkill The Brave
Community Member
4 months ago

You know, the one where they're singing, and the music is pretty good. I think they're popular. The song name starts with an 'S'. The song never starts with an S, you're at the wrong end of the alphabet. Two days and ten hours later you sit up in bad and you declare the name of the song to the ceiling.

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
4 months ago

and movies ... you know the one with the guys that does the thing?

pebs
Community Member
4 months ago

The same for books!

Tracy Lord
Community Member
4 months ago

I do the same thing with scrabble/Words with Friends or even Scattergories. I have a decent vocabulary but seem to forget most of it when I'm on the spot.

Honeybuzz
Community Member
4 months ago

This happens to me when someone suddenly asks for a synonym.

Load More Replies...
Ryleigh
Community Member
4 months ago

Me 100%. Even with Bands

Baali Venomax
Community Member
4 months ago

I make lists so I can put them on my mp3 player off my computer collection and take them with me :D

monkey hospital
Community Member
4 months ago

same for movies omg

BusLady
Community Member
4 months ago

Or you remember the song, but not the title. "You know, that song that goes like..."

Danial Ketchum
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah...thats true but we will remember them if we start the conversation like "Hey whats your fav song mine is _____"

Mainecoonsandhuskies
Community Member
4 months ago

me during a conversation: being a dictionary of song spewing them out in seconds me during a convo related to music: what is music

Marcellus II
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

You have tons of songs you like, yes, but they can't all be FAVOURITE. A few can be, if it's like today A, tomorrow B, next week C... where playing too much pushes them down the list. It's like, which is your favourite child --- you're not supposed to list all of those you like, just the one.

Khloe Ness
Community Member
2 months ago

ha yeah

Maira Sarwar
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG ya

Magical dolphin
Community Member
3 months ago

all the time also works for books movies and jokes

Benny Best
Community Member
3 months ago

relatableeee haha

TheaterNerd
Community Member
3 months ago

i just say musical theatre

Jason Doakes
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm one of those binge-watchers, I even have a few tv shows I watch over and over again, but I still can't name more than a handful of characters' names if inquired. there's Liz Jenna Tracy Jack and .......

Aurora Graham-Hayes
Community Member
3 months ago

all the time

Jo Choto
Community Member
4 months ago

I can never choose just one.

Ian Koch
Community Member
4 months ago

That's the same for me with both music and books.

Merlyn Emrys
Community Member
4 months ago

This is why when I perform (folk music) I have a set list mentally pre-prepared in my head, so if we're ever at a campfire I can choose from one of three or four songs to lead off with- because on the spot, everyone's mind goes blank!

Kira K.
Community Member
4 months ago

bruh yes

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
4 months ago

there is no such thing as a favorite song otherwise life would be over ...

Bill Kratz
Community Member
4 months ago

Point on!

Leasa Ana Maria
Community Member
4 months ago

Same with movies

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
4 months ago

My life.

Jessica
Community Member
4 months ago

Laugh, I nearly died by The Rolling Stones

Donovan Strader
Community Member
4 months ago

this needs to be higher it is so true

Vanta Black
Community Member
4 months ago

The Size of a Cow by The Wonder Stuff.

deanna woods
Community Member
4 months ago

Then answer with something totally ridiculous because that's all that's coming to my mind.

Destiney Torres
Community Member
4 months ago

I guess your right xD

tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago

I can never pick one favorite anything. Example: there are over 70 movies in my top 5 fav movie list. Because they all deserve to be in the top 5.

MellonCollie
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG so true!!!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago

Must be polite...must be polite

View More Replies...
View more comments

Another explanation is that such surreal humor is a response to a world that has stopped making sense. According to Andrew DeYoung, the director of 555 and editor on The Eric Andre Show, the Adult Swim school of comedy is designed to “reflect the frenetic distribution of information on the internet.” And that’s why most of their shows are so chaotic and absurd.

Since there’s no time for a narrative joke to be said online, traditional punchline structure doesn’t work. “Instead, things are funny because they are willfully jarring and strange,” writes Rachel Aroesti for The Guardian. Weird Twitter and bizarre dank memes are perfect examples of how millennials break down the joke, decontextualize it, and create utter randomness.

#7

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

That is definitely a hard one but considering the situation I would be in that I had 6mins to live, I would probably listen to Always look on the bright side of life from Monty Python.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#8

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

Liam Walsh
Community Member
4 months ago

When the cashier gives you the change by placing notes on your palm and then the coins on top... awkward shuffling around of money ensues.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
4 months ago

Or after we leave a video conference.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

If a person is there trying to make a decision or taking too long I just say excuse me please and grab what I want.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
4 months ago

It's about concentration though.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

troufaki13
Community Member
4 months ago

I have a 2m charger cord so I'm good! :)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Hahaha, I do this all the damn time.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

TweetPotato314 Report

Peter Korpershoek
Community Member
4 months ago

I once got 'caught' by a store manager after the alarm went off, i was 12. I patiently waited right after the sirene, but nobody showed up. I got some angry faces from customers and personnel. I tested the alarm again by swinging my plastic bag trough the gates, it went off again. Nobody showed up... After one minute i started walking back to my bike, and right then someone grabbed me by the neck. He dragged me roughly to a small office where i had to empty my pockets and bag. He checked the receipt and saw that I didn't steel anything. He tested the alarm with my bag, it went off. They seem to have forgotten to remove a tag. I was 19 when i had the guts to enter that store again.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

It's the best feeling ever, knowing you can have lots more sleep! Like waking up at 7 but then remembering it's the weekend and you can go back to sleep

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

gabbylizzul Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

That’s a bit dangerous. Although I have walked to the shops and as I am almost half way home I have thought “I don’t even remember walking to the shops”. It’s like I was just suddenly placed there without knowing how I got there. Does that make sense? Kind of like I was on auto pilot.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

Just another user...
Community Member
4 months ago

hits way harder in quarantine

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

KassKassy2 Report

Cathelijne van Weelden
Community Member
4 months ago

Just to feel the pull of gravity...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

RallycrossRS Report

hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
4 months ago

omg it actually sounds just like that

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
4 months ago

My OCD makes me do weird shit like this :( It can be really tough

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

KevinFarzad Report

SanchaTheSeeker
Community Member
4 months ago

*oop time to eat dinner and go to sleep again*

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

juice
Community Member
4 months ago

also works when you make awkward eye contact with strangers and don't want to be perceived as rude

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#23

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

Donovan Strader
Community Member
4 months ago

wow this article is so accurate

View more comments
#24

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

Nea
Community Member
4 months ago

So often i buy things that will eventually be used like kitchen towels just to avoid this...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

But if it's 135.99 dollars with free shipping, then it's fine!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

MythManny Report

Hilary Rudd
Community Member
4 months ago

As a night worker all the time!!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

tomsimmo Report

Vanta Black
Community Member
4 months ago

Nah, that's enough for a full 8 hours of sleep.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

troufaki13
Community Member
4 months ago

I mean, it's a direct order. No?

View more comments
#29

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

abgates7 Report

The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
4 months ago

Hell you think I actually want my family to know where I am at?

View more comments
#30

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

Nea
Community Member
4 months ago

But i am an adult.

View more comments
#31

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

earringnut
Community Member
4 months ago

This is comfortable. When I straiten out my back hurts.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

Berry Budgie
Community Member
4 months ago

Hehehe😆

View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#33

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Heissarcastic Report

Dorothy Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

Too often.

View more comments
#34

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
4 months ago

I always put one foot in and one foot out. I remember reading it controlled the temperature of your body.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago

I don't care how you get here, just get here if you can...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

It feels nice okayy, sort of relaxing

View More Replies...
View more comments
#37

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

The Emerald Triangle
Community Member
4 months ago

Trump. Totally Trump.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#38

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

reddit.com Report

ShayLynne Bronson
Community Member
4 months ago

😂

View more comments
#39

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

kourtney152253 Report

hispanic! at the disco
Community Member
4 months ago

haha I always think that this is how I would look if I were pregnant.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#40

Things-People-Do-Dont-Admit

Report

Kaisa
Community Member
4 months ago

It is almost like forgetting that the same thing was posted already

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 64 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.