Barring mental illness or extreme circumstances, humans are always acting when we're in public - that's Sociology 101. Without the scrutiny of others, we're comfortable enough to be ourselves. Sometimes that means indulging in behavior that's, well, strange. Anyone who's picked their nose, farted with abandon, or eaten cookie dough naked over the sink understands that. The privacy of our homes - or the semi-privacy of an office or cubicle - liberates us from the social expectation that we remain 'appropriate', whatever that means.
Yesterday on Reddit, someone opened the floor by asking, 'What's the strangest thing you've ever been caught doing?' As you might imagine, the responses were many and varied. Some were so viscerally cringe-worthy that I could barely read them. Others barely registered on my embarrassment scale. Below are fifteen of the most memorable answers, as chosen by yours truly. The thread's still growing and is worth perusing for humiliating thrills. Enjoy!