Those who live in thriving, metropolitan cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles tend to be surprised by very little they see walking down the street.

So, seeing someone take out the garbage, walking their dog, or making a run for groceries would not be something that might catch their attention.

Unless, of course, they witnessed these otherwise routine tasks occurring in the early hours of the morning.

When doing so wouldn't only be unusual, but possibly even cause for concern.

Redditor wheeliemans3000 was curious to learn what everyday activities people might result in raised eyebrows at an unusual time, leading them to ask.

"What seemingly normal activity would look suspicious done at 3AM?"


Those rugs look unusually heavy?

'Moving rugs into a van."- DirtySingh

At least there's no risk of getting burnt.

"Sun bathing."- dudebro_fistbump

Peeping Tom's Window Cleaning LTD.

"Cleaning the windows of the girls' dorm."- MaximumChillaximum

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No matter the time of day, always creepy

"Digging a deep hole in the ground."- dwc1970

There are worse things to see through your window.

"That one time Bart flew a kite at night, there was something unwholesome about it."- Degnolo

I promise, I'm not up to no good!

"Parking in the middle of an empty parking lot in the dark."

"I've done this so many times on long road trips and 50% of the time a cop or local will knock on my window."

"So I now have tape and a laminated piece of paper in my car that says 'I am not a drug dealer or buyer, a burglar watching a store, homeless-High or drunk'."

"'I am simply taking a nap so I can drive safely til I get to a motel'."

"'Thank you for your concern'."

"'If I'm trespassing/in the way, please knock'."

"For safety purposes I do lock my doors, park near lit street lamps if possible, and usually have some kind of weapon."- TaiylorWallace

They need attention at all hours

"I tend to be nocturnal, and I also love to garden."

"This often means I forget to water until 2 am."

"I let my neighbors know that I might be out there watering in the middle of the night, because they are elderly, and I don't want to give anyone a heart attack."- AtheneSchmidt

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There's a time and place to do this...

"Playing Pokemon go outdoors."

"Just standing at a spot, then slowly walking, then stopping again."

"Probably at a park since there's more activity there."- dylan2451

What don't they want us to see?

"Taking a suitcase to the trash but I’ve done it."

"I’ve done everything at 3am."- blue-pixie-

The way every horror movie begins...

"Getting a Knock on the door, if it’s that late it’s never for good."- gekonto

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One always wants to give people the benefit of the doubt.

Particularly those who work night shifts, making three AM the only time to get things done.

But if there's a knock at your door at 3AM, best not to answer...

There's nothing more unsettling than waking up in the middle of the night.

Particularly if what woke you up was a loud, unsettling creepy sound.

The only thing that could make the experience more nightmarish is opening your eyes and seeing something that makes you jump out of bed.

Most of the time, what ends up scaring the living daylights out of us is nothing more than a pile of laundry we forgot to put away or a cat's shadow, and find ourselves laughing about it weeks or even days later

Others however, haven't been so lucky, waking up to discover they were actually in legitimate danger.

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People Break Down The Times A Bully Absolutely Went Too Far
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Bullying seems to be a concept that has always been around. It comes in all forms, and in varying degrees.

Sometimes, the bullying can be mild and temporary. That doesn't make it okay, but it does make the bullying easier to deal with.

Other times, the bullying is harsh, and can even go too far. Sometimes, that can mean relentless teasing. Othertimes, it can mean that a bully took their torment to a new level, even proceeding into physical violence.

Whatever the case, when bullying goes too far, it sticks with you. Sometimes, you get revenge. Other times, you just deal with it until you can find a solution. Whichever method you choose, you will never forget it.

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Here we are, decades into the life and journey of the internet.

And we still can't clean up all of the horrible spots.

The internet is a fantastic invention with many, many flaws.

Our screens have been exposed to things that will remain with our souls forever.

So let's talk about it.

***WARNING!! THIS IS AN NC-17 ARTICLE***

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Everyone always harps on the importance of first impressions.

But we also need to pay attention to all that follows.

I'm starting to believe a first impression can be a great fake-out.

People will allow their true colors to shine over time.

Redditor Xanax_Sprite wanted everyone to open up about what things people can do that immediately change one's opinion of a person's character, not for the better.

They asked:

"What immediately makes you think less of someone?"

It's entirely too easy to turn me off. I admit, it's an issue. Maybe that's a thing people suddenly dislike about me.

Bad Behavior

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"Intentional embarrassment. When someone brings something up in front of a group to humiliate someone else."

mr_xen_

Man Up

"Not taking responsibility for their actions."

DragonVash

"Even worse. people who make excuses for their mistakes, no matter how bluntly you point it out to them that this is their shortcoming. Man up and admit you make a mistake. Stop telling me A happened then B happened so C happened. we are here to work, not tell each other make believe stories."

Chomusuke_99

Be Quiet

"Someone who interrupts a serious conversation to make it about them."

-Zuine-

"Being subject to that infuriating s**t was what eventually inspired me to listen to people more, especially regarding heavier topics. Sometimes people just need to be heard and held, and it isn't fair for them to expose their vulnerabilities only to have you dismiss them by trying to make their suffering about you."

I_Consume_Shampoo

Where are they?

"How they speak about a person who is not present in the conversation."

weirdlikenick

"One of the most important lessons my father taught me..."

"Don't speak about a person if they're not in the room."

"They don't have a representative in the room and especially if your words get back to them and they can't say 'I know, he already had that convo with me.' I've earned a rep for not speaking behind people's backs to the point where when someone claimed I did, that person called them a liar. Pops sucked but I thank him for that lesson."

thatswhatshesaidxx

Be Consistent

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"Hypocrites."

silentsurge95

"100. People can change their opinions, but not flip flop regularly."

0rd0abCha0

I can't with hypocrites. My life's biggest pet peeve.

Be clean

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"Littering."

Miniturbo23

"Yep, had a coworker once who spit on the floor inside."

"It was a warehouse-type building, but still. This particular guy also left cigarette butts on the floor inside and dumped a dog on the business property. Needless to say, he didn't last long here. Some people are just really rude and stupid."

UnderstatedEssence

Say Sorry

"Had a friend who never, ever apologized for anything or really took any responsibility. Even in situations which were funny and non-serious, he’d always talk his a** out of it (in a jokey matter). But when some s**t hit the fan, that guy turned into one of the scariest, manipulative and aggressive people I’ve met that would rather die than take accountability for the things he’s done."

"And for which there were many witnesses and evidence against him. Moral of the story, if you know someone who won’t say sorry or admit they did something wrong for even the least serious things, run, because when they actually do something seriously bad it’s just gonna get real ugly."

confused-girly

Face 2 Face

"Lying to my face. There’s no going back in my eyes because I will never trust you. Secrets are fine and dandy. That’s not quite the same as straight up lying. A direct example is people lying about their family dying to get out of work or when this older woman in her 40’s tried to lie about cleaning up her work station when she left it for me to clean."

brazosandbosque

“as a joke”

"Being mean to animals."

Catatonia86

"Even when people joke about being mean to animals. I have a cat I love dearly and the number of comments I get about harming cats because people don’t like them 'as a joke' is infuriating and not funny, Ken."

indiscreetraven

"I include poorly training their pets in this. It’s neglect/negligence and it’s abuse."

baby_*itchface

Eyes Up

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"When they’re looking at their phones, not paying any attention to you when you’re trying to have a conversation with them."

Beedalabupp

It doesn't take much to change an impression. Let's do better.