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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So glad I am not the only one.

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Ok some songs are just that good.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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

iblowsheep
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6 months ago

not if you lie awake after than unable to sleep again.

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Samantha Lomb
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6 months ago

The worst is like waking up 2-5 min before the alarm and feeling horribly cheated and cranky

Jolee Hang
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6 months ago

True... I have a watch, and my mom controls it from her phone, (I'm sixteen, so she can still do this, even though I have had an ipod for years and am perfectly capable of having a phone) and she used to have an alarm for washing my face at 7:00am and now I get up at 7:00am instead of 6:00, so since my watch is, like, thirty seconds ahead, I turn off my watch alarm, which is too far to reach from the bed, and then by the time I get in bed, my clock goes off ten seconds later. Unfortunately, I get extremely tired in the morning, so I either kept forgetting to ask her to turn it off or when I did ask, she told me it was a bad time. It stayed like that for over a year before she finally fixed it.

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Dynein
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6 months ago

Not for me... I struggle with falling asleep, so if I'm awake enough to wonder about the time I really hope it's past 6am. That means I can maybe get up, maybe doze a bit (depending on the exact time and how I feel about getting up), but either way I probably already got a sufficient amount of sleep to function for the day. 3am? Might not fall asleep again (or take hours to do so), then be tired all day and only kinda become awake toward the evening... and then struggle to fall asleep that night because I'm too awake >.< And getting out of THAT cycle will cost me days that I'll spend being tired and unmotivated and hardly able to concentrate. Yippee.

Ginny Weasley
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6 months ago

Yes!! I wake up like this every single day!! *Falls asleep at midnight* *wakes up* *3:00 AM* *Falls back to sleep at 6:00* *Alarm goes off at 7:00*

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Dan Oberlander
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6 months ago

When I was in the Navy, we had to be up at 5am. Every minute of sleep was precious. One night my roommates alarm clock was going off at 2:30am. Matt, why the hell is your alarm clock going off? His response, “you know that feeling you get when you wake up in the middle of the night and realize you still have a few hours to sleep. I trying to get that.” WTF!?!?

BusLady
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6 months ago

I wake up at 6:58 when the alarm is set for 7, then think damn, I could have slept 2 more minutes.

PokemonMaster
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6 months ago

Same here!

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Bill
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6 months ago

If you suffer from insomnia, keep clocks out of your room. That way you won't stress what time it is and might actually sleep. Read from an AARP article

soni w
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6 months ago

Me: lays in bed with eyes open for 4 more hours!

Toasty
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6 months ago

Unfortunately, it is always two minutes before my alarm goes off.

Kristina Thomas
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6 months ago

Know what's horrible? "Please don't be 7am." It's 6:13am. And you're too tired to get up but too awake to sleep more.

Shelli Aderman
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6 months ago

But then you just have to pee...

Ginny Weasley
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6 months ago

I hate waking up in the middle of the night, honestly. I can't stand the silence.

Aragorn II Elessar
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6 months ago

So I listen to music and read

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L1z4rd
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6 months ago

Except when you have been awake since 1 and it's now 4.30 am and it doesn't feel like there is any chance you are going to get back to sleep before your alarm goes off at 6 😭

Clove Kentwell
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6 months ago

I have to get up around 5:45 to get ready for school, or I did before......

Kristina Thomas
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6 months ago

Yeah waking up at 7am is nice.

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Anthony Murphy
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4 months ago

Sometimes I purposely don't check the clock, because I'd be more upset knowing that it's about to go off in a few minutes as opposed to not knowing and laying back down.

Mama Oddling
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5 months ago

Just don't look at the clock. If I get up 3 or 4 times a night, I always tell myself "it should be about midnight" every time. Stupid, but it works.

Isabella Diaz
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6 months ago

Am i the only person who cant fall back asleep?

Kim
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6 months ago

Me, mom of a baby, when said baby wakes me up in the morning: Please be 7am, please be 7 am. clock: 5.20 am me:... not again. COFFEE!

regi stra
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6 months ago

AHAHA Gerry Scotti

Jolee Hang
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6 months ago

I do that to myself on purpose. I set an alarm for 6:30/7:30-weekdays and weekends-and get up an 7:00/8:00. I get to have an extra thirty minutes to lay in bed and wake myself up without actually having to get up. And it makes me less tired when I do get up, even though I didn't get up any earlier or later.

miley stewert
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6 months ago

omg i be like fuck me i just woke up 3 am

Tanya Kysel'ova
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6 months ago

clock: 3 pm

Panda with Heart
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6 months ago

Oh ÝESSSSSSS

Randy Klefbeck
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6 months ago

Forget it. The minute I look at the clock it's over. I won't go back to sleep.

Jessica Muñoz
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6 months ago

That's the worst because when I go back to sleep and wake up again, I have a terrible migraine.

AMYAH MINOTT-STARLING
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6 months ago

on a sunday i woke up thinking it was a monday online school i also woke up at 9:12 and questioned my parents

IrishGirl
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6 months ago

yeah, but now I'm awake. not sleepy again till 6:55...

Jacqui Dunn
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6 months ago

Or, according to another Bored Panda column, 3.44am.

Kimmy Hjalmarsson Hector
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6 months ago

During my military service (Swedish Ranger) we would constantly be so tired that 7-8 our of sleep felt like 30 minutes. And you almost never woke up in the middle of the night. The few times I did wake up at 3am it felt like hitting the jackpot :D

Katherine Gilleland
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6 months ago

I’m far more upset when I wake up at three and not right before my alarm because it means that I’m going to be exhausted the next day from screwed up sleep

GenXandEarnedItAll
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6 months ago

I'm a firefighter and work 24 hour shifts. When I wake in the middle of the night I think, "Yeah, baby. Four more hours of sleep...or four more hours of a chance I might have to run more calls before shift change." 😴🥱

TerrySane
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6 months ago

It used to be like that. Now I am sleeping with my 2yo and he is able get up at 3 am. So I am so happy when is at least 5 am on the clock.

Shawna Rachelle
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6 months ago

yea but 3am can also mean you ain't going back to sleep.

Sasy
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6 months ago (edited)

Meeeeeee, and once in a while there is what I call Santa night, when you wake feeling rested, the time us 1am and you are all woohoo, fall asleep, wake what feels like hours later and it's 2.45am and you are grinning like a nutter, this goes on all night and in the real am you wake feeling like you slept 24 hours. This is how Santa gets everything delivered and whatever else he does through various times of the year.

BG
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6 months ago

Heck no! Once I'm awake, I'm AWAKE!

Donovan Strader
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6 months ago

hahaha havent had to wake up early in a longgggg time becuase of quarintine

Yvonne Blau
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6 months ago

That never happens, it's usually around 6.49 :(

miss miss
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6 months ago

Absolutely me

deanna woods
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6 months ago

Yep. Every single time.

Kerri Russ
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6 months ago

I could easily add "I thought I was the only one" to every one of these. When we're alone, we all do the same stupid shit. (Thank you, Dennis Miller!)

Guy MacGregor
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6 months ago

I don't get it

Lucas
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6 months ago

Still hours more sleep left!! Makes them happy.

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Kenny Kulbiski
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6 months ago

But then you can't get back to sleep.

Kjorn
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6 months ago

7am? i wish i could wake up at this time.

Slinkman
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6 months ago

There was a time i was so sleepdrunk, that i was fully dressing myself for work until i realized it wasn't 7:00 AM, it was 1:00 AM.... I still had a night full of sleep ahead of me, it felt like a huge gift.

Serena Micieli
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6 months ago

Jerry Scotti?!

Katerina Huskova
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6 months ago

Lazy bitches 😂😂😂 I wake up at 5:15 a.m. at work days.

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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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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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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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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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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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Hehehe😆

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6 months ago

Too often.

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

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