8 things you may not have noticed you've never done in your life
Life is made up of experiences. However, this doesn't mean that we get to experience all that life has to offer. This can be affected by cultural attitudes and personal preferences, especially in extreme experiences. This means that the relatively small experiences are missed by many people and you might be in that group. In this article, we look at eight things you may not have noticed you have never done but are/have been popular in social culture.
When someone says "Picnic" it is easy to imagine a romantic scene of two lovers sitting under a tree on a blanket snacking on food and drinks. That description may be true but a picnic is also a garden party, barbecue, or cookout. So you might have been at a picnic but not considered the event as one.
2. Blind date
Blind dates are usually set up by friends, at least the safe ones. It is the arranged marriage of dating. A mutual acquaintance or friend arranges for two of his/her friends who have never met to meet on a first date. Despite the internet expanding the world of social interactions and engagement, blind dates are rare compared to dating app dates, which means very few people have been on one.
3. Watched a YouTube live stream
YouTube is a video-sharing platform where content creators sometimes host live streams. However, these live streams tend to be for devoted fans of creators and YouTube as a social platform. Unless viewers or subscribers allow notifications from the creators, it can be hard to watch a live stream. To make it worse, notifications of live streams sometimes don't come.
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4. Eating soup with a spoon
A spoon consists of a small shallow bowl-shaped receptacle supported by a handle. This design makes it prominent during cooking and food serving. It is also efficient for drinking soup. However, this is not a common practice. Some people add the food to the soup until it soaks it all up, while others prefer to drink the soup straight from the plate or bowl.
5. Won a giveaways contest
Chances are you don't even know someone who has won a free giveaway contest. Various companies organise free giveaway contests for customers to win prizes through a series of customer loyalty programs. A good example is telecommunications companies, despite having millions of loyal customers, only a fraction of them win from organised contests.
6. Hugged your siblings
If the "hug your siblings and see their reaction" TikTok challenge taught us anything it is that we don't hug our siblings as much or at all. Friends and acquaintances receive more hugs than our siblings.
7. Called a radio station
Radio stations have a strong listener interaction that extends to texting and calling. Calling is typically centred around requests, challenges, and dedications. This experience of modern culture, however, is limited to a small number of people even though it is open to the public.
8. Tipped a waiter/ess
Tipping people in the service industry is tied to emotional and financial experiences. Because it is not mandatory, some people forget to do it, are not aware of it or don't feel obligated to.
These are some of the common things that go unnoticed outside our experience. Which one (s) are you going to try to tick off this list?
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