Now that we're all trapped to our phones with our heads down like hunchback zombies most of the time, it's pretty easy to be completely unaware of your surroundings. Especially if you live in a major city, ignoring the people around you can be more of a safety necessity. Sorry, but you don't need to see that man dressed as a clown running with an inflatable frog on your way to work.
When a recent Reddit user asked people what their, "how did they not notice?" moments are, people were ready to share. Shout out to all the times you snuck out of your parents' house or cut 9 inches off your hair and nobody noticed. If you're crafty in the art of hiding, deceit, and trickery-this one is for you.
I was playing hide and seek at a friend's with her younger nieces. I was a teenager and not super committed to playing games with a couple of eight year olds, and as a joke I put myself in a corner between a wall and a bookshelf, picked up a pillow off the bed, and held it in front of my face. I was immediately visible once you cleared the doorway - I'm not a small person, and from the chest down I was just a person standing, completely unobstructed.
The kids came through, looked right at me, and kept searching with growing confusion. The friend, my age, came in behind them thinking I'd gotten somewhere in the closet, and I had to actually wave to catch her attention. Her dad even came through to join the hunt, and I had to actually clear my throat to get him to notice me. Nobody was able to spot me on their own. I was just standing in plain sight holding a pillow in front of my face, but nobody noticed.
Once everybody figured it out they were in hysterics - no one believed I'd been just standing there the entire time, they were certain that I had been hiding elsewhere in the house and then got caught after I'd moved. Nope. Y'all just can't see!