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    18 Struggles Everyone Who Hates Crowds Will Relate To

    "There's too many people on this earth, we need a new plague." – Dwight Schrute

    1. Crowds are the worst – it's not that you really hate people as such, you just really hate them when they're much too close to you.

    2. And your hatred of crowds makes a lot of everyday activities become pretty stressful.

    3. When your commute is busy it can really put you in a bad mood for the day.

    4. You develop irrational and deeply personal hatred for totally random strangers.

    5. Like the person who just walked right across your path.

    6. And anyone who barges into you, especially if they have a bag.

    7. Pictures like this give you a tight feeling in your chest.

    8. Because there is little worse than when the trains are fucked and you're forced to stand in hot crowds for hours to get home.

    9. A big crowd of people walking towards you sends you into a bit of a panic.

    10. And there's nothing worse than being stuck in the middle of a crowd – still really far from the front, but too far from the back to escape.

    11. You're happy to take a slightly longer route somewhere if it means avoiding big masses of people or particularly busy public transport.

    12. But you can't help but think that if everyone else didn't walk like a twat then there wouldn't be any crowds in the first place.

    13. One of the worst things about hating crowds is that it can make activities that should be fun and relaxing become difficult and uncomfortable – like going to the beach.

    14. Or going shopping – especially in malls, or during the holidays.

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    15. You have a love-hate relationship with cities.

    16. It's great that there's always lots going on, but spending too long right in the heart of the city gets really tiring.

    17. So afterwards, you feel like you need a bit of time alone, away from people.

    18. If they could just look like this all the time, that'd be great.