Ah, the joys of being an awkward human being. The constant overthinking, the creeping, ever-present feeling that you’ve done something wrong even though you didn’t—the majority of us know these feelings all too well. No wonder threads like this are trending on various social media platforms. Both Reddit and Twitter users have been sharing what makes them feel like criminals even though they’re not doing anything illegal. The list includes such gems as calling in sick when you’re *actually* sick or asking someone to return your money that they borrowed. It all feels so. damn. illegal. Why, you may ask? Well, let’s leave that question for psychologists to answer because our task is to deliver the most relatable answers to the question what feels illegal but isn’t? Scroll down below to read 45 answers that people have shared and don’t forget to leave votes for the ones that you find the most relatable! Even more so, if you feel like it, comment down below what makes *you* feel like a perfect criminal even though we know you’re a perfect, law-abiding citizen!

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Monty Glue

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18 hours ago

Amen to that! The orange bag of garbage can’t be gone soon enough!

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Ben Smith

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19 hours ago

Hands at ten and two. Checking mirrors…sweating…

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Ben Smith

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19 hours ago

Sorry, it’s for real this time…

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Lily Mac Dennard

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16 hours ago

how to end relationships in 1 easy step

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Elin Sandman

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18 hours ago

Oh hell yes! Or going into a clothes shop wearing an item from the same store. “I haven’t stolen it!”

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Ben Smith

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19 hours ago

Like repay a debt? Ideally you shouldn’t have to ask.

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Logan Scaggs

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17 hours ago

Literally! Every time I leave a gas station or store without buying anything I always freak out thinking that something magically showed up in my pocket and the alarm is gonna go off

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Joanna

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12 hours ago

As a rad tech, I had the same reaction the first time I saw someone use a dewalt power tool in the OR

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Andres Tejeda

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19 hours ago

I always feel bad for this one too.

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18 hours ago

Also, it’s easy to stray into private property

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John C

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13 hours ago

Awww, c’mon. I’m still struggling to accept grammar like “That bell ain’t gone ring…” via text. I’m trying, Ringo. I’m trying really hard. Don’t throw that at me when the user has a keyboard. I know, I’m coming off as some antiquated grammar nazi. FWIW I’m sorry, but at least meet me halfway!

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Susan Gardner

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13 hours ago

Especially if they take it off the mannequin so you can try it on (jail time lol)

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14 hours ago

Right!? It’s like, “no, I need an adult to come supervise this transaction. Wait, I’M supposed to be the adult here!?”

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Dilly Millandry

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17 hours ago

Oh yes – the GUILT!

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11 hours ago

the thing is… pokemon go said I had to be thirteen or over… and I would turn thirteen in a month… IMREADYFBITAKEMENOW

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Ben Smith

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19 hours ago

Actually…that might be illegal depending on the situation

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Ben Smith

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19 hours ago

Oh yeah, it’s like a test. Do they know the speed limit? Did it change and no one told you?? IS THIS A TRAP??

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A human i guess

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11 hours ago

Not taking it home adds another layer of guilt

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14 hours ago

I’m still using my student Adobe Suite 4 years after graduating. No guilt what so ever.

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Laura Maeflower

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15 hours ago

That’s so sad.

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Dilly Millandry

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17 hours ago

Well, I don’t know about other countries but in the UK, while there’s no law against driving with interior lights on, if a police officer pulls you over and deems that your interior light to be a driving distraction they can ask you to turn it off or charge you with careless driving. ☹

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10 hours ago

Now this is funny and relatable, and while it might not be illegal… “I DISMISS YOU NOT THE BELL!”

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JOHANNA MUELLER

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19 hours ago

At first I thought you had bathrooms that had like bathroom merch in them

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Andres Tejeda

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19 hours ago

Yeah that one is a real pain, especially when I have a longer beard and get “randomly selected” for a search.

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#25

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Dilly Millandry

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17 hours ago

Nah – that just felt like freedom!!

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13 hours ago

Yeah, but they’ll catch you on the downhill.

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Daria B

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It’s so scary that people feel it’s wrong to buy condoms. It’s about public health, really.

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#28

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Ben Smith

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19 hours ago

That’s where I do most of my BP posting…

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John C

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13 hours ago

Yes, but those UNO alliances are so fickle and fleeting…

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Ha! Totally. 4x the size and weight of a normal car. Good lucks

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About 160km/h. Yeah, that’s a common speed on the left lane… What scares me are the ones zipping by at noticeably more than 200km/h… that’s so fast, they just turn up behind you, flash their lights (illegal!), drive up far too close (super dangerous at those speeds) and vanish ones you give them way (because you aren’t ready to die yet). And politicians still insist that it doesn’t contribute to accidents… sure, if people drove carefully and kept appropriate distance to other cars. And also if the speed differences weren’t so crazy – trucks have to stick to 80km/h by law! And on the neighboring lane, some cars might come at 200km/h. I don’t drive THAT fast, but I’ve had a few close calls where a car or truck switched lanes and didn’t notice I was driving nearly twice as fast. And in the end, your average speed isn’t nearly as impressive – you have to break hard when someone switches lanes. Plus more accidents and therefore traffic jams. The cost of going fast is going slow…

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6 hours ago

Same goes here on BP. Feel the guilt when you pass this comment and don’t upvote.

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I go to Costco on Sunday for this exact reason!! Samples are samples enjoy them

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#34

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19 hours ago

Nothing wrong with that at all

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14 hours ago

Not illegal but internalised sexism.

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Why would one film a police officer?

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11 hours ago

Should be illegal, because i got fat that way.. Q.Q

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… it’s certainly frowned upon

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I was once trying to park my boyfriend’s car orthogonally to a very small one way street with him drunkenly sitting next to me. Since I am only driving like twice a year if at all for the last ten years, I needed some time and attempts to get into the spot. Meanwhile a car turned into the street and had to wait, since I blocked the whole street. I was very self-confident to not get nervous and possibly hit the other cars around me…. until the car turned on its blue light. Still tried to stay confident while feeling the utter horror of blocking a police car in need to get to a crime scene.
So when I was finished and the police car went by, my boyfriend got out, looked at the car and seriously started to complain that it wasn’t precisely parked (it was, drunk boy).

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Susan Gardner

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12 hours ago

Why are you there though

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11 hours ago

you can just smile

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13 hours ago

Is this “Lex” an unknown alias of my kid?

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11 hours ago

forget the “s fruit snacks”…

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Asking for directions is hard precisely because of this ^

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