I've heard people say that it's their hobby to "people watch." I've never really paid much attention to other people until more recently.
Sometimes I'll see an older couple at a restaurant and they don't talk to each other while they eat. I wonder, are they just comfortable without talking? Or, have they run out of things to say?
Do you ever "people watch?"
Yes. I have an unfortunately keen peripheral vision so even when I'm trying to mind my own business people show up on my radar with whatever nonsense they're doing. Makes driving especially anxiety inducing as I'm always easily able to spot who next to me is on their fucking phone!
I'm with Paul. I prefer to sit with my back to the corner, in a position where i can see all entrances and exits. I'm constantly looking around, trying to keep tabs on any body moving generally towards me.
On a much lighter level, yeah, making fun of random people was one of my ex-wife and i's favorite things to do on our honeymoon in New Orleans. Grab a drink and a balcony seat and see what walks by.
I actually had to think about this one - No I dont, although I might if something big went down whilst I was in a cafe - and I think its because I originally come from London and we had in those days (early fifties) a practise of giving people space, because we were such an overcrowded city, to allow others some personal space was almost necessary and maybe a small kindness as we had little money then. I was in China in the early eighties and it was so overcrowded (Beijing)(Shenyang) it was overwhelming to me, but strangely I never heard a baby cry all the time I was there and wondered if it was because they were always held. the young men carried their fathers to the hospital on their backs I was told it was respect for the elders
I believe that we are supposed to enjoy the free entertainment of watching others whenever possible. I love going places just to see how people dress, act, react, and conduct themselves. Not to judge them, but but rather to attempt to decipher exactly how and why this vision is occurring. And since you never actually know the truth, it counts as a Philosophy credit. Humans 101 is my favorite class ever!!
I adore people watching. There are so many ways to enjoy it. For example you can make up stories around them, like that old couple. He wanted to go Italian and she Chinese and they`re both sulking at the compromise. Conversely you can simply observe. This can be very rewarding as you get an insight to human behaviour. This is how fortune tellers and their ilk make a living. My friend would often ask me to predict how someone would act. I usually bet £1 on the outcome and rarely lost. For example a couple came into the bar and I said that she would buy the 1st drinks. I won and when he asked how I knew this would happen I told him that the guy was much better looking and that she was having to try hard to keep him. Once I even predicted what car a woman owned.