A few years ago in drama class we were learning about mime and physical communication (how your stance or where your arms are relates to your mood). Part of our assignment included a class trip to the cafeteria to watch people eat. Yes, seriously. We had to blend in with everyone else and take notes on how people ate. Watching three 16 year-olds eat a poutine together without utensils, gravy all of their faces, is a ton of fun!
One of my favourite places to go is to the zoo, except I don’t go to watch the animals. Instead, I watch people watch the animals. I watch the faces they make to the animals and their expressions as they make a quick sweep of their surroundings to make sure no one’s watching before throwing a piece of bread to the peacocks. Have you ever gone people-watching before? It’s a ton of fun to see people imitate animals, fight over a cone of ice-cream, or soak each other with water guns.