Ah, the joys of being an awkward human being. The constant overthinking, the creeping, ever-present feeling that you've done something wrong even though you didn't—the majority of us know these feelings all too well. No wonder threads like this are trending on various social media platforms. Both Reddit and Twitter users have been sharing what makes them feel like criminals even though they're not doing anything illegal. The list includes such gems as calling in sick when you're *actually* sick or asking someone to return your money that they borrowed. It all feels so. damn. illegal. Why, you may ask? Well, let's leave that question for psychologists to answer because our task is to deliver the most relatable answers to the question what feels illegal but isn't? Scroll down below to read 45 answers that people have shared and don't forget to leave votes for the ones that you find the most relatable! Even more so, if you feel like it, comment down below what makes *you* feel like a perfect criminal even though we know you're a perfect, law-abiding citizen!

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#1

SheroukSoliman Report

Monty Glue
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Amen to that! The orange bag of garbage can't be gone soon enough!

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#2

hannah_may21 Report

#3

xBelleAme Report

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hands at ten and two. Checking mirrors...sweating...

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#4

NextTimeEstimateMe Report

Logan Scaggs
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Literally! Every time I leave a gas station or store without buying anything I always freak out thinking that something magically showed up in my pocket and the alarm is gonna go off

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#5

saganist91 Report

Elin Sandman
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh hell yes! Or going into a clothes shop wearing an item from the same store. "I haven't stolen it!"

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#7

HaramiParindey Report

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Like repay a debt? Ideally you shouldn’t have to ask.

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#8

Marx0r Report

Joanna
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a rad tech, I had the same reaction the first time I saw someone use a dewalt power tool in the OR

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#10

evilbrent Report

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Right!? It's like, "no, I need an adult to come supervise this transaction. Wait, I'M supposed to be the adult here!?"

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#11

tylawiggles Report

Parmeisan
Community Member
2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My sister-in-law caught our cousin cheating this way... large family gathering with his wife in the room and a sexy message pops up on his phone.

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#12

gucciaji Report

Susan Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Especially if they take it off the mannequin so you can try it on (jail time lol)

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#13

M1911_A1 Report

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh yeah, it’s like a test. Do they know the speed limit? Did it change and no one told you?? IS THIS A TRAP??

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#14

lambsqueak Report

Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also, it's easy to stray into private property

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#15

grantona Report

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah that one is a real pain, especially when I have a longer beard and get "randomly selected" for a search.

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#16

imnicenothurt Report

Josh Parker
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This feeling does take a long time to go away, like I was in my 30’s and still thinking “Am I really over 18? I guess I am” every time I clicked it. At this point I’m in my 40’s and don’t have a moment’s hesitation. “Over 18? Yep, and wish I could shave off a few years.”

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#17

snacklipsnya Report

JOHANNA MUELLER
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At first I thought you had bathrooms that had like bathroom merch in them

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#18

TeAmoShante Report

John C
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awww, c'mon. I'm still struggling to accept grammar like "That bell ain't gone ring..." via text. I'm trying, Ringo. I'm trying really hard. Don't throw that at me when the user has a keyboard. I know, I'm coming off as some antiquated grammar nazi. FWIW I'm sorry, but at least meet me halfway!

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#19

bryandtucker Report

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ha! Totally. 4x the size and weight of a normal car. Good lucks

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#23

anovoa23 Report

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's so scary that people feel it's wrong to buy condoms. It's about public health, really.

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#24

esthersparkles Report

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually...that might be illegal depending on the situation

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#25

GlitchyNinja Report

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm still using my student Adobe Suite 4 years after graduating. No guilt what so ever.

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#27

pepper_tae Report

#28

muuhhrisol_ Report

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, I don't know about other countries but in the UK, while there's no law against driving with interior lights on, if a police officer pulls you over and deems that your interior light to be a driving distraction they can ask you to turn it off or charge you with careless driving. ☹

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#29

not_rachel Report

Snack Attact
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I go to Costco on Sunday for this exact reason!! Samples are samples enjoy them

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#30

aepgianna Report

A human i guess
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now this is funny and relatable, and while it might not be illegal... “I DISMISS YOU NOT THE BELL!”

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