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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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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ALL the time!!

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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.

Yvonne Blau
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1 month ago

"Life's a piece of shit when you look at it."

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Kjorn
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1 month ago

listen any Celine Dion song so when death come i'll embrace it

Yvonne Blau
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1 month ago

Or Mariah Carey...

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RJ
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Some worship song. My favorite uncle couldn't talk anymore and just before he died his voice returned and he sang a Psalm.

*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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1 month ago

That's- 😭

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*sigh*, The Yellow Teletubby
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1 month ago

Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen.

Ginny Weasley
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1 month ago

I would listen to Hedwig's theme. Or the first 6 minutes of it anyway.

Mollie Burge
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1 month ago

that's a little odd, but i respect your decision

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Gabi
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1 month ago

Black: Wonderful life.

*The Star Wolf*
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1 month ago

I would play a song my whole family would like like Happy so they wouldn't be too sad when I died

Cathleen Morris
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1 month ago

I’ll be 73 in a few months ... a few years ago, I got so tired of that question when friends get bored, I decided that my fav song is: “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

Leslie Bracey Mink
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1 month ago

In the Garden, my grandma’s favorite hymn

Lorraine R
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1 month ago

"Bells of Norwich" by Trickett, Bok and Muir

Reinhard Mitschang
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1 month ago

Wayfaring Stranger...probably the Version by Rachel Hardy and Kaiser Cat Cinema

Lulu the ©ʟɪᴄᴇɴsᴇᴅ ᴘᴏᴛᴛᴇʀʜᴇᴀᴅ®
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ur not wrong......

IrishGirl
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1 month ago

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY! or Tom Sawyer. or Enter Sandman. jeez. I'm gonna waste my minutes. :(

Luisa Vasconcelos
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1 month ago

She's like the wind. Patrick S. By the way, I gonna listen twice to all the songs every one picked. Once with original video clip and another time with lyrics. Can't avoid, 🙈not much happening at the moment 😜

Rita Saul
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1 month ago

Miss Otis Regrets She’s unable to lunch today. Song by Bette Midler.

Rinpai
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1 month ago

I would listen to a recording of a cover of a song my brother did for me after I got out of the hospital 5 years ago after nearly dying.

Lorena Bucur
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1 month ago

I'm on a high way to hell

Doris Culverhouse
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1 month ago

I wouldn't I would hug my honey.

Jordan MacFarlane
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1 month ago

Africa by Toto, all other answers are wrong

R L
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1 month ago

This was my choice too :-)

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Jordan MacFarlane
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1 month ago

Africa by toto

Nicky OldfieldDesciple
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1 month ago

I would spend my last 6 minutes hugging my dog and mother and sister and telling them how much I love them while Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield played one the background.

Jackie C.
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1 month ago

My song is "Who Wants to Live" Forever by Queen.

Mark Johanen
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1 month ago

If I suddenly learned that I had only 6 minutes left to live, I doubt that the first thought to come to my mind would be, "Quick! Pick a song to listen to!"

BusLady
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1 month ago

Preferably a song that is not more than 6 minutes long. Lol

Donovan Strader
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1 month ago

this seriously is me i am terrible at making decisiosn

Ginny Weasley
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1 month ago

YES!! THIS!!

miss miss
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1 month ago

Wouldn't be doing that in 6 min

Martha Meyer
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1 month ago

I'd be busy panicking, or dialing the emergency number.

Khloe Ness
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2 days ago

yeah...

Magical dolphin
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1 month ago

I don't know.......

Pam Davis
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1 month ago

That is indecisive me!

Olivia Masterson
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1 month ago

Mine would be "I Am, I Said" by the great, one and only Neil Diamond.

Matt Richardson
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1 month ago

"Who wants to live forever" Queen.

Drawing Gamer
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1 month ago

go die in a fire

Caroleann Mc Callion
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1 month ago

"You'll follow me down" by Skunk Anansie, and hope to go out on the upswing of Skin's amazing vocals.

Jodi Forrester
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1 month ago

Light shine bright by tobymac ft hollyn ...for sure , hands up. (Yes I said up)

kennedy longworth
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1 month ago

Totally me!

miley stewert
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1 month ago

my own song

Tanya Kysel'ova
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1 month ago

that's me. and not only a song

Phil Bowerman
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1 month ago

The thrill is gone.

Aurora Graham-Hayes
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1 month ago

yes

Kathi Keegan Chang
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1 month ago

"Dancin' in the Street!" Only Martha and the Vandellas can pull that one off!

Alex K
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1 month ago

aaaaaaaaaaalexander the greeeeeeeeeeat

amanda strachan
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1 month ago

Everybody Hurts REM

Hedwig
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1 month ago

I think I would take a nap tbh

Bettye McKee
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1 month ago

Bohemian Rhapsody

elia 84631
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1 month ago

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild theme six times. It's one of the most beautiful themes in a videogame

Kathy Brown
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1 month ago

I'm that way with netflix. I often eat my food just trying to find something I can commit to. I have found a middle ground. Just look at the samples they provide. It's a buffet.

Kira K.
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1 month ago

idk if i die young i guess... idk... but this is hilarious

Gabby M
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1 month ago

Stairway to Heaven of course!

Hannah Boning
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1 month ago (edited)

Shawn Mendes songs

M Kate McCulloch
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1 month ago

Someone saved my life tonight... elton john. Or Air on a G-String Bach.

Sebastian Melmoth
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1 month ago

Probably that song, Finally, by Cece Penniston. Finally, it’s happened to me....🙃

Laurie Ostergaard-Overbey
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1 month ago

ahhahahahaha trying to pick a movie to watch.....spend your whole 'movie watching time' trying to find one worth watching...

Kelly Hartle
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1 month ago

You’ve got a friend or Imagine would probably put me in the right frame of mind.

Khadija Hammond
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1 month ago

Near my God to thee?

Caroline Driver
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1 month ago

Kind of depends on how you interpret that question. For instance the last song I'd listen to would be The Birdy Song, or, There's No One Quite like Grandma.

Tara Trainor
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1 month ago

YES!! Laughing so hard I have tears!!!!! Conner, we need to be friends!

Garth Robinson
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1 month ago

Nearer my God to thee......

Josh Coker
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1 month ago

closer from NIN

Ann O'Riley
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1 month ago

Suzzanne by Judy Collins

Katherine Alexander
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1 month ago

Stressed Out by Twenty-one Pilots (it's appropriate for the occasion and my favorite song)

Ryleigh
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1 month ago

A song from the album Some Nights by Fun.

Mark Johanen
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1 month ago

If I knew I had only 6 minutes to live, I doubt that, "Quick! Pick a song to listen to!" would be the first thing that would come to my m ind.

Emi A.
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1 month ago

LOL one very happy way to go

Shawna Rachelle
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1 month ago

For me..it would be something from Journey or Bob Seger (Turn the Page)

Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

Like a rolling stone by Bob Dylan.

Kate J
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1 month ago

Comfortably Numb

soni w
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1 month ago

Damn it my fav goes for 12 minutes. Id have to decide the first or second half of the song

Patti Moore
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1 month ago

Not a second of hesitation: "What's Going On," by Marvin Gaye.

B. Clear
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1 month ago

Crazy Train

Lazy-Gamer-Girl
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1 month ago

I WOULD’NT LISTEN TO MUSIC I WOULD WRITE MY WILL AND CALL MY FAMILY!

Jon Burton
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1 month ago

This is the song that never ends it goes on and on my friend etc etc u never die IMMORTALITY

Katrin
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1 month ago

Song 2 from Blur. Three times. Woohoo

AzKhaleesi
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1 month ago

See you on the other side, just to make it awkward....

Fred and George Weasley
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1 month ago

my fave song currently is Coffee for your head by powfu

Vanta Black
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1 month ago

My CD collection has a lot of music by Tom DeLonge, so it'd be anything blink-182 did before he left, AVA, or BCR.

deanna woods
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1 month ago

I wouldn't be able to choose a song.

April Simnel
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1 month ago (edited)

If I'm going to die, regardless? Stay by David Bowie. It's 6:17, and fades out on a funky vamp, so why not?

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

Mad world. Tears for fears.

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 month ago

But rem it's the end of the world as we know it seems more appropriate.

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Michelle Throop
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1 month ago

"Since I've Been Loving You", Blues tune by Led Zeppelin.

von Funnyname
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1 month ago

Baroness - Grad (Live at Rockburn)

Tabitha L
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1 month ago

I'd pick my favorite song. Though I think it is a little over 6 minutes. Fool in the Rain by Led Zeppelin. Going to put it on now. Hopefully I make it til the end. ;)

Andrew Yarke
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1 month ago

same

JessG
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1 month ago

Yep! That's me

DKS 001
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1 month ago

ironically, the first song that came to mind was Billie Eilish "No Time To Die". Weird, huh?

Katherine Boag
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1 month ago

Txt my husband i love him, then the extended remix of Sandstorm by DaRude

Khloe Ness
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1 month ago

idk what song i would choose

Tiny Dynamine
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1 month ago

I doubt that I would be that bothereed about listening to a song.

Mahek Maru
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1 month ago

yesssss!!

olek olok
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1 month ago

... and ending up watching youtube about justin biebers cousin .... bob dead

MellonCollie
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1 month ago

I need to look up real fast if Tool have any songs under 6 mins, in case this would ever become a reality. Otherwise let's go for "Today" by the Smashing Pumpkins.

Berry Budgie
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1 month ago

I wouldn’t listen to a song i would say goodbye to loved ones🥰

panda to nobody
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1 month ago

You missed the point.

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Marcellus II
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1 month ago

"Something upbeat!" Or maybe not, the horror of the situation needs something melancholy. Oh no, two-three short&punchy things so that screams 70s punk. Oh ahrg no m... *ding times up*

Nami Tantrum
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1 month ago

'linkin park - leave out all the rest' maybe

Nea
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1 month ago

I would soend whole 6 minutes in panic. I always wish my death would be sudden and i wont have to wait knowing i am dying.

iblowsheep
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1 month ago

Pass the Dutchie. It would make the hell to surely follow bearable by comparison https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFtLONl4cNc

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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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Or after we leave a video conference.

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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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It's about concentration though.

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

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Hahaha, I do this all the damn time.

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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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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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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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hits way harder in quarantine

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Just to feel the pull of gravity...

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hispanic! at the disco
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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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*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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wow this article is so accurate

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

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As a night worker all the time!!!

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

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

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

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Nea
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But i am an adult.

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

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Hehehe😆

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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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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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Trump. Totally Trump.

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😂

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hispanic! at the disco
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haha I always think that this is how I would look if I were pregnant.

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

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