Do You Like To People Watch?
November 25, 2015 5:14am CST
When I was growing up, my mother used to love to people watch. Whenever we would go to a restaurant in the mall, she would pick a table close to the entrance so she could watch people walk by. Now she wasn't subtle at all. If someone caught her looking at them, she would just stare them down. I would get so embarrassed but it never bothered her at all. I wonder now what she was thinking as she watched all these people walk by. I do find myself people watching now but when I do, I am much more subtle about it. I will look away if someone happens to catch my eye. Most of the time, I am wondering about the people I see and what goes on in their lives. Why are they in such a hurry? Do they have problems going on in their lives like I do? Do they have a loving family or are they all alone? Things like that always cross my mind. Do you like to people watch? What are you thinking as these people walk by?
18 people like this
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov 15
Sometimes I do, I enjoy seeing what they are wearing I really never try to figure out anything about them. Pretty much I have so much on my mind that I am oblivious to what is going on around me when I sit at a restaurant. lol
25 Nov 15
its really something different but pointed topic,most of people have this kind of habits but i like to enjoy it and we always looking for different thing then common.when i in restaurant i first see their dress-up the see their faces so if they are happy to come here or just bring by someone by force.then also see they just come for dinner or also want to enjoy with it because i saw some family who is very serious at dinner and not speak and we enjoy them.and some are over enjoy by shouting and just imagine that if they are here this then how at home or office.
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Nov 15
@simone10 I find airports rather strange and often a bit traumatic. Many people seem to be very sad about parting from loved ones as you can imagine. There is this ambivalence about whether they are happy to be going or not. Only those who are leaving without any family seeing them off seem at ease.
• San Marcos, Texas
26 Nov 15
when i was a young girl we lived on the top floor of a duplex and we would entertain ourselves watching the people walk by..it was fun cause they never noticed us since we were far up, but if i people watched as i got older, i would smile back if someone spotted me looking..just to let them know i was caught and they attracted my attention..
• Preston, England
25 Nov 15
people watching is an essential part of being a writer - you think about who they are and what they do. You see a fragment of their lives and try to complete the story, imagine how the conversations you overheard concluded, etc. Writers have to be discreet nosey parkers