"Normal" Things People Do That I Will Never Understand
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"Normal" Things People Do That I Will Never Understand

Everyone has those strange things about them, but these are some that confound me.

"Normal" Things People Do That I Will Never Understand

I was recently sitting in a room full of people. While standing there, I noticed a habit of each person in the room (I'm not creepy, I promise). Then it dawned on me; people have a lot of habits that are considered normal today. Some of them, however, I will never understand.

1. Nail Biting

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Now I understand this is a pretty common one for people, but I never found myself doing it. I do not know why people bite their nails or how it starts, but I image it has something to do with nerves or OCD. While I don't bit my nails, I do have nervous ticks. When I get nervous, worried, stressed, or what have you, I tend to bite my lips, which I guess isn't that much better. I have also had the habit of playing with my hair for as long as I can remember.

2. Brushing Teeth in the Shower

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The first time I had ever heard of anyone brushing their teeth in the shower was during my freshman year of college. I guess it is great if you want to save time. But then what do you do with the toothbrush when you are done? Do you just put it on the side shelf in the shower or something? Do you know how much mold and soap scum accumulates there if you don't clean it regularly? Gross! Not to mention all of the spray from anyone's body that may or may not be landing on the toothbrush that you put in your mouth. I prefer to save that activity for the sink.

3. Sleeping with More Than One or Two Pillows

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I have always been a one-pillow kind of person. If I sleep with any more than one, I will wake up in the morning with an awful kink in my neck. I understand if people like two pillows as well, or if they need more to prop themselves up. But how can anyone sleep with eight pillows? I have seen this before and I always think to myself, they must like to sleep sitting up, with their back as straight as a pin.

4. Sleeping With Only A Fitted Sheet and A Comforter

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This one always baffles me too. I know a few people who will sleep between a fitted sheet and an untucked comforter. No! Don't you get hot if you don't have the straight sheet between you and the comforter and you then have to sleep with the comforter? My sheets MUST be tucked in then I sleep; you can't leave your feet exposed!

5. Having Phones Out At The Table

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This one drives me crazy. Of course, I am guilty of having my phone out at the table from time to time, but if I have people with me, then it is away. There is nothing more aggravating than going to get food with people, and having everyone else around you stare at their screens the whole time. One trick I've noticed that get's people to put them down is saying, "I'm sorry, am I boring you?" Works every time.

6. Having Phones Out During A Movie

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Yes, this is another phone one. I hate being one of the few people that actually sits down to a movie to watch the movie. What is the point of running the TV if you aren't going to watch it? Or, going to a movie, spending the money to get in, and having everyone else around you on their phones?

7. Chewing With Your Mouth Open

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Come on people, we all have the capability to chew with our mouths closed. It may take a little extra muscle control, but it can be easily accomplished.

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