As Nikka Costa once crooned, EVERYBODY'S got their something. Nutty phobias? We all harbour them! Bizarre quirks, kinks and tales? Heck, they're practically what make us UNIQUE!
One of my all-time favourite websites is Post Secret, an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard, because a) it gives people relief that they're so, so not alone in their thoughts; and b) it's a sensational reminder of how beautifully flawed (and occasionally... a teensy messed up) us humans can be. Here's an interesting pick of the bunch!
Confession: I absolutely, totally and COMPLETELY do this, too. Well, I don't miss them, but I frequently find myself gazing at strangers and thinking ''are they happy? What do they do? What makes them tick? I hope they're happy!''
Sometimes, Post Secret's just downright HEARTBREAKING...
(YES! I do this all. the. time. You can imagine how much people love *cough* shopping with me!)
Passive aggression. Yikes!
You see? There's that whole ''heartbreaking'' element again...
Now, I'm probably the LEAST judgemental muppet that you'll ever encounter, but wow. To me, this is a splendid example of the slightly crazy... (I mean, who would willingly make someone feel that way?!)
I love the Starbucks one! Unfortunately in a customer facing role your only option is to be passive aggressive to rude people- you can't be openly aggressive really! What a shame people feel the need to be rude to folks they don't know
Post Secret is one of my favourite time killers! Love browsing thru the submissions though I've never been motivated enough to send something in myself. Love the Starbucks one you posted - I'll have to share that with my barista!
Kasia - No Have you?! Although I DID share a few 'Post Secret'-inspired secrets here last year! ;D :
Angie - You're incredibly welcome!
Clare - I look forward to 'Sunday Secrets' every week :)
Tess - It certainly is!
Post Secret is amazing x
Post Secret has been one of my favorite websites for years. It is so amazing!
wow/ I love these! thanks for the share. ohhh another procrastination tool...
Aw! Great choice! I love postsecret too. Have you sent one too?
little t - They're fantastic, aren't they?!
Julie - Ah! Thank-you so, so much, Julie! I've never seen his TEDx talk... but I'm going to watch it right now! THANK-YOU!
I love PostSecret! Have you seen his TEDx talk? It is wonderful, he talks about his favourite secrets and shares stories about some of them. Here's the link http://boingboing.net/2012/04/10/postsecrets-frank-warren-giv.html.
Ha ha, the last one I love! And I seen the decaf one on postsecret and laughed out loud. Literally.
Joanne Faith - E-x-a-c-t-l-y!
It's so good to see Post Secret is going so strong. It's so entertaining, funny, comforting and heartbreaking all at once.