Have you ever worried that you do things that actually kind of creep people out? Or, maybe you have your own list of seemingly normal things that you find kinda weird.
Well recently, Reddit user u/Le_0n1e- asked the good people of r/AskReddit, "What's something that's considered normal that creeps you out immediately?" Here's what they said:
1. "People making Instagrams for their babies and making captions as if the baby were writing it."
2. "I think it's weird that most couches don't come with washable cushion covers.
"Everyone finds that normal, but they would think it's weird if someone just slept on a bare mattress without ever putting a sheet on it. In reality, it's exactly the same thing. I bought a couch with cushion covers you can take off and put in the washing machine for that reason."
3. "Every company creating an ecosystem requiring my home address and credit card and my birthday just to listen to some music or use some software. Not a shred of my identity is unsold at this point."
5. "There's this sales technique called 'mirroring' where the salesperson mimics the body language of the customer to gain rapport. I think a lot of people also do it subconsciously to some extent. Anyway, this really creeps me out."
6. "Dress coding kindergarteners. Who looks at a 5-year-old in a tank top and thinks sexual thoughts to the point that the 5-year-old has to change?!?!?! Fucking gross."
7. "When you’re chillin’ with your cat or dog at night with no one else home, and they suddenly alert and look super alarmed like they heard something."
8. "People standing next to or behind you when they can just wait or give you a bit more space.
"I hate going to airports or any other public line and trying to leave space in front of me, and the person behind me just shuffles closer trying to get me to move. Trust me, you pushing me to move forward isn’t going to make the line move any faster. It just makes it more congested, and it’s weird in my opinion."
9. "Parents with no boundaries when it comes to putting their kids on social media. Anything for likes. Pics in the bath, etc."
10. "Employers rewarding us with 8-hour staff retreats at work where we are expected to share personal info with each other all day. Staff bonding."
11. "Whisper ASMR. I can't fucking stand it. It makes me gag and makes my skin crawl. Complete sensory hell."
14. "Open door policies in families. My in-laws just walk in whenever they want, and I hate it."
15. "When people refer to kids/babies as 'flirting' when they are just being playful."
18. "'What, no hug?' when saying goodbye to a person I'd never shown interest in touching."
20. "The whole 'We're all family here!' at the workplace. It's like some weird brainwashing to get you to enjoy your job more than you should. Like, no, you're not my family. I'm here to do work and get paid, and that's the only reason I'm here."
24. "The apparent competition to appear to be the busiest person with the most stuff crammed in."
25. "When people document (video record, take a photo, or write an article) themselves or other people when helping the impoverished, especially those videos of influencers on YouTube vlogging and ‘helping’ the homeless, showing their faces and stuff. BS and creepy for me. If you help, just help. No need to let others know."
26. "When people come to your door and knock or ring the bell and then peer in the window."
27. "Telling little kids 'Aww, is that your little girlfriend/boyfriend?' Like, a hard stop, no. Creepy and disgusting no matter the context."
29. "The various poses from Instagram models. It's so cringe-y it actually creeps me out. Especially when their eyes are slightly squinted and their mouth is half open like it's some sort of seductive sexy thing, but it's just way off."
33. "People with very quiet voices. Not soft-spoken and kind types, but the type whose voices are so quiet it takes you by surprise."
34. And lastly: "Putting my hand in a chip bag or popcorn bag. Instantly feel dirty and have to wash my hands."
What normal thing do YOU think is actually kinda creepy? Tell us in the comments.
Answers have been edited for length and/or clarity.