Not only do I know you do it, I know all of you secretly love it. Just about everywhere you go leads itself to a good opportunity to people watch. The mall, the theme park (hello Orlando is destination #1), the hair salon, the airport, a restaurant. The list goes on and on.
Forbes says that it takes 7 seconds to make a first impression. Not very long to really screw that up, am I right? Someone catches you walk straight into a wall, accidentally spit food out of your mouth, or better yet – fall flat on your face. And you just gave everyone around you the best first impression and a great people watching experience. When it’s not you being awkward in public, you mentally thank that person for making you laugh. Not just because it’s kind of funny (assuming no one gets hurt), but because they just made themselves relate-able and real. You know you’ve fallen in front of a complete stranger before. The horror. So why not just laugh at yourself?
Life is full of funny people to watch. I’m not talking about creepy stalker watching, c’mon now. Just the general noticing of people as they go by in their daily lives. Sometimes, I’ll admit, it makes me feel better about myself. Everyone is judging everyone on the reg, and as long as I’m not hurting anyone’s feelings in the process – what is the harm?
While it’s not my favorite past-time, it is a fun thing to pass the time. So tell me, do you people watch? Share a funny story if you’d like!
L: Sports games are good for people watching. Obvi // R: This was the funniest group T and I had the pleasure of sitting beside at a local Denver joint. Right after this I might add – gray shirt spilled her whole beer on herself. Heh.