What are you thinking?

@whywiki (6070)
Canada
June 12, 2008 9:52am CST
I was walking across a street downtown yesterday and in my head I am thinking "oh no, my undies are falling down and my hands are full" This got me to wondering what other people were thinking as they walked across the street with me. Are you ever curious what others may be thinking as they cross the street? Do you have strange thoughts running through your head or do you concentrate on the traffic and not getting killed?
9 responses
@agfarm (930)
• United States
17 Jun 08
' gosh I hate when that Happens......My Biggest fear is that my Undies will work their way to my Ankles ...and trip me right there in the Cross walk with groceries flying everywhere.....I'm sure it would be hysterical to onlookers , But.....I Fear anything around my Ankles. It must start from my need to run from something......I don' t run anymore......But Undies around the Ankles......'can't have that! No... what would be really embarrassing is that , if when I fell and my undies flew out the Bottom of my pantleg at the same time. Oh well......at least they wouldn't be around my Ankles anymore......... I can finally pick up the groceries.......while onlookers fall down w/ laughter. Admittedly....if I put myself in their shoes and Observe what they're seeing.....I'd probably laugh too.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
It would be the most embarrassing experience ever I think.
@uklizzie (52)
16 Jun 08
I'm usually thinkingt, 'Let me out of here, take me away from the smell of the traffic and and all the people.' I enjoy being down town for a while then I can only think about getting home. I try not to have strange thoughts going through my head, incase I lose concentration and get run down. All that traffic freaks me out.I guess that's because I am not used to it.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
17 Jun 08
I hate crowds myself. I guess I am lucky to live in a relatively quiet town.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I have strange thoughts going through my head half the time, not just when I'm crossing the street. Thank goodness I've learned not to impulsively blurt out all this stuff like when I was younger. It's not that it's so bad, it's just nonsequitar I guess and makes perfect sense to me at the time. An active mind is a great thing, it's hard to be bored. Now when I'm the one doing the driving I really have to stay focused - so I can look out for those folks not paying attention I guess.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
16 Jun 08
I have strange thoughts too a lot of the time. Then I try to keep them to myself. Not always easy.
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
I haven't thought of what other people are thinking, but when I am driving around I think where is everyone going. It would be interesting to do a poll on a Sunday, to see how many people are just going for a Sunday drive or if they have somewhere in particular they are going to. My daughter and I go for a Sunday drive for something to do and since this is a new city for the both of us, we like to explore. So I have often wondered if other people are just exploring too. When I am crossing a street I am only thinking about crossing it and making it to the other side safely. I see way too many people that aren't conscious of what they are doing and almost get run over. So I make sure I make it.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
16 Jun 08
I am one of those people you see driving around on Sundays with no particular placce to go. Sundays are for driving I think!
• United States
12 Jun 08
Hi there WhyWiki! Yes indeed, I love to watch people and their faces. I am always wondering what is going through their minds at that moment and I think about what might be going on in thier lives to make them look the way they do at that moment. You see some people you just know are stressed and preoccupied just by looking at their eyes.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
13 Jun 08
I love to people watch and you are right you can just tell how stressed some people are in a blink of an eye.
@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
12 Jun 08
i always wonder what people are thinking... and if they think the same stuff that i do... i wonder if they notice me or they dont know i even exist... and at times i think before the trip that...maybe this will be the last time i ever went out alive... or something... i just think i am a really paroniod person... maybe thats why i dont have many friends...
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
I too must be a little paranoid too as I have these thoughts too. I even wonder if I die how many people will actually notice...
• United States
12 Jun 08
I guess I would start wondering what other people think if I feel theres something weird about how I look while crossing the street...I have never really run into this situation. But similarly when getting dressed and I feel I don't look right, I start imagining what other people will think when they see me.
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
I have had days when I have white socks on and black pants and as I cross the street I wonder if anyone else notices.
@debshie (392)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
As for me, when I cross the street, I think of how i will not get hit by a running vehicle. well, that just me
@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
12 Jun 08
It is the safer option too...
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 08
Hello whywiki, I always 'daydreaming' while doing something that don't really need my full concentration. Not only crossing the road, sometimes while driving too, I will think of something else...It is dangerous if you don't concentrate while behind the wheels but alas, that's what I like to do. Sometimes those stupid thinking just come to my mind... until I hear the loud honk or yell!