As a society, we've grown to accept things as 'normal' that, when you think about it, maybe shouldn't be normalized. On a popular Reddit thread, people share the things everyone thinks are normal but creeps them out.
People making Instagrams for their babies and making captions as if the baby were writing it
Every company creates an ecosystem that requires my home address, 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.
Feeling my own heartbeat
When people refer to kids/babies as “flirting” when they are just being playful.
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.
When 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.
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.
'what no hug?' When saying goodbye to a person I'd never shown interest in touching
Parents with no boundaries when it comes to putting their kids on social media. Anything for likes. Pics in the bath etc.
Employers reward us with an 8-hour staff retreat at work where we are expected to share personal info with each other all day. Staff bonding.
Influencers' toxic positivity on Instagram.
People who knock on my door.
When people document (video record or 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.
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.
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.
People talking about Jesus Christ like they just ran into him at the store.
extremely long acrylic nails
Child beauty pageants.
It's f*cking creepy
Pledge of allegiance.