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
4 months ago

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

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#2

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Ben Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

Sorry, it’s for real this time...

Susan Gardner
Community Member
4 months ago

Exactly! WHY is that?!!!

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
4 months ago

What a waste of a perfectly good sick day.

The Shadow
Community Member
4 months ago

WOW it makes sense

Annabell
Community Member
4 months ago

And I reached a new level of guilt when I was pregnant and my employer left me at home fully paid for nine months. it was their decision, not mine or my doctor's.

Annabell
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes! For me it‘s because when I decide to call in sick I always start to wonder if I am really that Sick. Even if I hang over my Toilet all day or lay in bed with a high fever.

Colin Leetham
Community Member
4 months ago

I teach... sick days make life much more complicated...

Debe Sanders Deehan
Community Member
4 months ago

Nope. Those dickheads get enough of my time....

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#3

xBelleAme Report

Ben Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#4

NextTimeEstimateMe Report

Logan Scaggs
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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Elin Sandman
Community Member
4 months ago

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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#6

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh yes - the GUILT!

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#7

HaramiParindey Report

Ben Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#8

Marx0r Report

Joanna
Community Member
4 months ago

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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#9

splitterface Report

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
4 months ago

I always feel bad for this one too.

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#10

evilbrent Report

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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Parmeisan
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

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

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Susan Gardner
Community Member
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

Also, it's easy to stray into private property

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#15

grantona Report

Andres Tejeda
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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LoveLaughLucia
Community Member
4 months ago

the thing is... pokemon go said I had to be thirteen or over... and I would turn thirteen in a month... IMREADYFBITAKEMENOW

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#17

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JOHANNA MUELLER
Community Member
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

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

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#20

muteafflict Report

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
4 months ago

Nah - that just felt like freedom!!

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#21

OverEazie Report

Laura Maeflower
Community Member
4 months ago

That's so sad.

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#22

them0f0princess Report

A human i guess
Community Member
4 months ago

Not taking it home adds another layer of guilt

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#23

anovoa23 Report

Daria B
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#24

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Ben Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#25

GlitchyNinja Report

Emperor Kitten
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#26

catsanddogsarecool Report

Ben Smith
Community Member
4 months ago

Nothing wrong with that at all

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#27

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John C
Community Member
4 months ago

Yeah, but they'll catch you on the downhill.

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#28

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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Snack Attact
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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#30

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A human i guess
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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