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.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

So glad I am not the only one.

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6 months ago

Ok some songs are just that good.

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6 months ago

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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.”

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Laugh Fan
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6 months ago

ALL the time!!

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Cip IESAN
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6 months ago

The same for telling jokes!

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Must be polite...must be polite

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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.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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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.

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Liam Walsh
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6 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.

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The Emerald Triangle
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6 months ago

Or after we leave a video conference.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 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.

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Rosie Hamilton
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6 months ago

It's about concentration though.

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

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

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Foxxy (The Original)
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6 months ago

Hahaha, I do this all the damn time.

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Peter Korpershoek
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6 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.

Hans
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6 months ago

You should have told your parents, who should have insisted on a formal apology!

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logical fallacy
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6 months ago

It's not that I could have accidentally shoved a tv up my ass, but there's Peter's experience, where they treat you like shit only to realise the cashier forgot a tag and there's the "prank" of another customer putting a small unpurchased object in your pocket or bag to have fun. Once at a shop I overheard two boys planning on doing this. I wasnt much older than them, so I didn't tell them to stop, but it's left me in perpetual fear.

Anja Schmidt
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6 months ago

As A Teen I worked in the supermarket filling the shelves. I needed some filling the wholes in my stomache so I bought a bar of chocolate. I refused to take the receipt @-@ An overly committed young shop detective -sure of victory- asked where the chocolate was from i was chewing. I felt like I had raised an alarm because I was doing something illegal. I couldn´t prove the purchase but the cashier remembered !!! Still trembling and innocent, he couldn't help blaming rules and behavior next time, missing the point that his act was actually ridiculous, I'm happy again with my chocolate in hand back to the shelves.

Charity Slagter
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6 months ago

I sometimes set off the RFID detectors in stores. And by that I mean ME- my body. My neighborhood drugstore got so used to it that they would just wave at me and tell me to go ahead and leave.

Elouise Kivineva
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6 months ago

I got a false alarm from an anti-shoplifting gate and my friend was still at the cash register. She started yelling at me ”oh God not again”, ”you promised you wouldn’t do this anymore”, ”what did you take this time”, ”you’ll never make bail this time” etc. etc. The other shoppers were wide eyed and I couldn’t stop laughing. Our kids were a wee bit embarassed but they should know better than to go outin public with us 😂

Debster
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6 months ago

I always think did I take something and not pay for it? Guilty conscience.

Lolo Caty
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6 months ago

I was at a shopping center once and bought a jacket that had pockets in a store where the clothes had security pins (idk how it's called in english). After i payed for the jacket i had to go to other stores too and the alarm went off every single time. I checked every bag i had, and the security also checked the food tags i bought in the supermarket, but we couldn't find anything. I still feel awkward when i think about it, all the people would stare at me angrily. I went home to find a security pin in one of the pockets of the jackets i bought. Someone had cut it from another item they probably stole from the store and hid in the jacket they put back in the shelf.

Anouk
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6 months ago

*gigglesnort*

Nami Tantrum
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6 months ago

i had those thing go of because i bought a new SIM card in another store

Daria B
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6 months ago

Same happened to me. But with clothes too.

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Aurora Graham-Hayes
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6 months ago

lol

Tania W
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6 months ago

Every time the sensors go off at me I've been told to just go ahead, I once got home and saw a security tag still on a purchase... I was like do I go back just to get it removed? Ended up prying it off (damaged my purchase while trying) then I was like what if someone sees this in my trash... and had to dispose of it in a public bin and felt like a criminal lol

Carolyn McCully
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6 months ago

Haha!

Jenna Winters
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6 months ago

i got stopped at a dollar store they thought i stoled something because i just put my bag next to items on a shelf and was sure i put something in my bag like a ninja. They brought me in their managers room and asked me to get all of my stuff out i was so ashamed and stress i keep repeating i didn't steal nothing and they didn't believe me and told me well i guess you stole it and put it back to not get coth with it WTF WOMEN YOU FUKING DUMB BITCH you stress me the fuck out for no reason and to not lose your face you will still blame me!!!! -_-

Cheryl Fontaine
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6 months ago

I'd NEVER go in that store again. They embarrassed you when they could have handled it with more respect.

Khadija Hammond
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6 months ago

Hahdaha

Caroline Driver
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6 months ago (edited)

I had a security guard come chasing after me because I left Lidl through the in door (queue was too long for one punnet of grapes, so I'd put it back) Technically he had no right to ask to look in my bag, but it wasn't worth the fuss. He seemed most put out that I went out through the in.

Crafty Cupcake
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6 months ago

I had an experience like that. i was hanging out with friends and we left a shop without buying anything and the shop lady chased us to a different store to scream at us and threaten to call the cops in front of other costumers and accuse us of stealing because a massive quartz was missing. Turned out that it was some random guy but we had dyed hair and stuff. like lady, we weren't even carrying bags, where would we hide your quartz. She never apologized.

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Anja Schmidt
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6 months ago

I bought shoes at a flea market. Obviously when putting on something was wrong, everytime i passed exit, the alarm rang. After a while I remebered that these supercute new shoes could be the reason. I went to a drugstore and asked politely if we could unlock these. There was no one around and I put of my new boots ... finally I was allowed to pull both seperately through the cash register and: SUCCESS !!! We had a good laugh and I became the official owner.

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Katherine Gilleland
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6 months ago

I wore a metal necklace to the store once and the alarm went off and it took forever to figure out why

Alyeck Melendez Seda
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3 months ago

I've taken many things from the store and put them in my mouth, but those SECURITY sensors have never known better, they never make a sound

kennedy longworth
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6 months ago

Omg evil security guard!

Paul Jordan
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6 months ago

Ha ha ha, tv up your arse. Oh you are a typical overweight Yank and can actually DO THAT???

All's Gravy
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6 months ago

In UK they can't touch you until you leave the store, at which point it is theft. However, they have to ask you to return to the store, and you can refuse. You also have rights that if they are wrong, they can be sued for wrongful arrest, so do warn them that they better be sure they are correct before they wrongfully humiliate you further. Cashiers who take a dislike to customers are known to throw a tag into a bag to inconvenience them, sometimes to the point where the customer has to return to the store to have it removed.

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That's a loose ass. Circus sideshow time!

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Kaisu
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6 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

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Foxxy (The Original)
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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.

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Just another user...
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6 months ago

hits way harder in quarantine

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Cathelijne van Weelden
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6 months ago

Just to feel the pull of gravity...

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hispanic! at the disco
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6 months ago

omg it actually sounds just like that

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hispanic! at the disco
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My OCD makes me do weird shit like this :( It can be really tough

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6 months ago

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

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juice
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6 months ago

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

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Donovan Strader
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6 months ago

wow this article is so accurate

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Nea
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6 months ago

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

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Kaisu
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6 months ago

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

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Hilary Rudd
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6 months ago

As a night worker all the time!!!

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Vanta Black
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6 months ago

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

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troufaki13
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6 months ago

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

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The Emerald Triangle
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6 months ago

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

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Nea
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6 months ago

But i am an adult.

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earringnut
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6 months ago

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

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6 months ago

Hehehe😆

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Dorothy Parker
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6 months ago

Too often.

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hispanic! at the disco
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6 months ago

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

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tuzdayschild
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6 months ago

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

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It feels nice okayy, sort of relaxing

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6 months ago

Trump. Totally Trump.

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6 months ago

😂

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hispanic! at the disco
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6 months ago

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

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Kaisa
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6 months ago

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

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