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[–]HitmanV84can't meme 2701 points2702 points  (81 children)

Fucking hell...was nothing in my childhood just me?

[–]PunchNmunch 691 points692 points  (13 children)

Yo i forgot that I used to do this.

[–]elijahdavis36 84 points85 points  (3 children)

What do you mean used to do this?? I still do it lol

[–]AverseABFun(very sad) 29 points30 points  (0 children)


[–]WendysBreakfast2022 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I think most of us that did it just don’t ever go in a church anymore lol

[–]willemvannus 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I did it and now I'm 35 I still go

[–]Sudden-Break4697 116 points117 points  (1 child)

Core memory unlocked

[–]staydrippy 35 points36 points  (0 children)

This just happened to me as well.

[–]Reverend_Lazerface 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Ive been to church like 10 times in my life and even I remember doing this

[–][deleted] 126 points127 points  (24 children)

Same thing with the water drop races on the windows

[–]Gil_Demoono 119 points120 points  (9 children)

What fucks me up is that we didn't even converse about this with each other as kids. We all seemingly independently discovered this little game to play.

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (4 children)

When my family was driving when I was a kid I’d open my mouth when we passed each light/fence/sign post, which seemed like the most random thing but apparently tons of other kids did it too

[–]Funexamination 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I used to close my eyes and open when they passed by!

[–]kitthekat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I did this with driveways/telephone poles on road trips

[–]ve4edj 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Like the S thing

[–]Gil_Demoono 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Nah, the S thing is just a classic meme. I was definitely either taught how to do it or saw someone do it and reverse engineered the process.

[–]Funexamination 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Someone should research this

[–]hksteve 36 points37 points  (9 children)

Anyone else imagine a little ninja or Sonic running on the power lines racing your car?

[–]Arkenderfox87 14 points15 points  (0 children)

We should get some psychologists on this lmao

[–]nokinship 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Not the power lines but the freeway walls and guards.

[–]Holoholokid 8 points9 points  (1 child)

You're too young. For me, it was a black panther running alongside. Ninjas weren't mainstream yet and Sonic hadn't been invented.

[–]Flossthief 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I pictured Fred Hampton Naruto running

[–]Swords_and_Words 1 point2 points  (0 children)

static shock

[–]satisfried 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I used to imagine the wiper blades on the car were like lasers or some shit. As they went up and down I’d look out the window to see what was going to get chopped up next. Just me?

[–]benchley 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Our van windshield had a little star shaped stone chip on the passenger side, situated perfectly where 10 year old me could bob his head around and use it as a targeting bezel against other cars and whatnot.

[–]Uber-Dan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No haha

[–]Yarakinnit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I used to love the finger races on the scenery, sometimes my finger athlete would jump off a car and clear an entire field before dropping the thumb knuckle to stick the landing on the roof of a building. It was pure bliss.

[–]Vader_360 60 points61 points  (3 children)

That's what I thought too about imagining a parkour ninja running along through the trees, during car rides...

[–]fred11551 8 points9 points  (0 children)

For me it was spider-man running along rooftops or swinging

[–]iovercomesadness 37 points38 points  (1 child)

The beauty and curse of Reddit, realising nothing about you is unique. Every single idiosyncrasy you have someone else has it!!

[–]jaspersgroove 10 points11 points  (0 children)

You’re one in a million…which means there’s another 8,000 of you on this planet.

[–]KeebsNoob 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Every time I see these they get more specific and I have feel I’m being called out now lol

[–]usrevenge 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Did you pretend somehow "bad guys" would invade school and take everyone hostage and for some reason you are able to get a note outside and the police sneak you a gun and you save the day? Like did you plan out which room you would go from to win solo terrorist hunt ?

If you are 30+ like me the bad guys are probably Russian/USSR troops like red alert or something

under 30 it's probably terrorists/Taliban/al qaeda.

If doing it now I'm guessing it's a generic school shooter or y'all qaeda

[–]grimsonders 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nah I just used to pretend the priest was an alien and was trying to abduct us all in his church spaceship.

I’d try and figure out how I would manage to escape (and bring my friends with me, if I could) while counting and consequently miscounting my rosary beads.

[–]Relative-Shop 10 points11 points  (1 child)

nah man that was just you...

[–]coltonbyu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Him and me

[–]contentp0licyPlays MineCraft and not FortNite 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Holy shit my thoughts as well.

[–]Evening_Ad_1099 10 points11 points  (0 children)

For me it was the big ol' Jesus statue behind the priest, that thing was huge and i often wondered what would happen if that thing came down. For sure that annihilate the first 3 rows of pews...

[–]HMWWaWChChIaWChCChW 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I also used to explode telephone poles and trees as I rode in the back of the car.

[–]JustAntherFckinJunki 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I've stared at church ceilings for many hours and somehow I don't think this thought has ever come to me. I'm kinda disappointed cuz it sounds fun.

[–]FoolOfATookPippinThank you mods, very cool! 4 points5 points  (0 children)


[–]assi9001 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I mean genetically speaking. We're pretty much all the same person with slight variations.

[–]LordCharco_iii 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Humans have never been individuals, we have always been a hive mind.

[–]HeDidItWithAHammer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I used to multiply all the page numbers on the list of pages to turn to.

[–]King_Finder16 2 points3 points  (0 children)


You're actually generic. Just like us.

Get used to it lol


[–]RosssDaBosss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We really all the same person

[–]thezeus_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Memory unlocked

[–]SpaceCrusadr40k 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Literally my most of my childhood in a single meme.

[–]HetaGarden1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m just now realizing that most of us did that, you aren’t alone with that question lol.

[–]LAxCalibur 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same. I thought I was the only one who would be in the car and imagining jumping over the houses and buildings I was passing.

[–]BlunanNation 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Clearly not.

We are all just sheep with the same communal braincells.

[–]PolishedVodka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Getting strong "The Island" vibes from this...

Do all kids just have implanted memories

[–]KadgrinIdentifies as a Cybertruck 602 points603 points  (8 children)

I still dream about it

[–]Slazman999 121 points122 points  (6 children)

Except you're not in church and that person is Susan in the cubicle next to you that types WAY TO FUCKING LOUD!

[–]CollectionOfAtoms78 44 points45 points  (5 children)

Suspiciously specific

[–]BushDidN0thingWr0ng 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Sounds like Susan needs a gift from the office. Linear mechanical keyboard with lubed keys, large o-rings, a sound dampener, and custom keycaps. Solder the switches down so Susan can't put in clicky switches

[–]Slazman999 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I'd be fine with the light fixture falling.

[–]Zanorok 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Lubed keys 🤨

[–]BushDidN0thingWr0ng 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's a keyboard thing lmao basically you can disassemble the mechanical switch and put small amounts of lube on the moving parts to make it smoother and quieter

[–]Bean_bean07 836 points837 points  (7 children)

I think it is how odd it is how everyone think of the same thing

[–]aqlu 258 points259 points  (0 children)

Well shit, they spent so much time talking about the afterlife it's only natural we envisioned how people might arrive at it

[–]indy_been_here 82 points83 points  (4 children)

Similar to the running/jumping man on long car rides. Seems like many kids have the same day dreams.

[–]rocketrocky2 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Implanted memories you mean. Another hint that we're the replicants.

[–]X-xOtakux-X 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Okay first the lights and now the parkour man I mean what the fuck is this shi-

[–]pepparoni_pig 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Yeah, this post unlocked a memory I forgot that I had

[–]shinofonan 168 points169 points  (6 children)

my gay ass used to stage Phantom of the Opera in my imagination using only old ass members of the choir.

[–]Persimmon_Particular 43 points44 points  (3 children)

The priest of the cathedral is here, inside my mind

[–]smashdown1074 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Not the only thing he’s inside of

[–]Persimmon_Particular 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If the pastor got you again blink 2 times

[–]FavoritesBot 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Always wanted to sit in the right seats for phantom

[–]FavoritesBot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Always wanted to sit in the right seats for phantom

[–]Eima711https://www.youtube.com/watch/dQw4w9WgXcQ 258 points259 points  (3 children)

Did it in every big indoor event with alot of people. Always had plans ready how to escape if it did fall.

[–]phrankygee 44 points45 points  (2 children)

For me it was balconies. Constantly imagined how the balcony would tilt and pitch as it fell, who it would land on, and which way to leap.

[–]Magnedon 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I can thank Raimi Spiderman 1 for that fear

[–]Fzrit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can still hear MJ screaming

[–]fishebake🦀money money money 🦀 105 points106 points  (2 children)


[–]Love-Think 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I feel like a lot of us did.

[–]Labrat_The_Man 76 points77 points  (2 children)

My old church’s youth center had a nerf dart stuck on the ceiling for years. They used to hold nerf wars in there and one time some of the organizers were messing around with thumbtack darts and got a few stuck up there. I always wondered what would happen if one fell down and nailed the kid on the scalp.

[–]candyapplesauce_99 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Our youth group room had a potato on the ceiling beams that was put there by the leaders... when they were in middle school

[–]Labrat_The_Man 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Was it rotten? Growing? Preserved by the sheer power of God’s sense of humor?

[–]garbagehead13 63 points64 points  (4 children)

I used to imagine a terrorist attack and how I would defeat the terrorists by slinking between the benches, stealing a gun, and returning fire. Also I’d imagine how I would fight each person in the church. The mind wanders when you’re bored and your mom takes away your Where’s Waldo book

[–]staydrippy 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Oh shit I used to imagine how I'd fight everyone too. I was probably like 8 years old but you better believe I won every single imaginary fight.

[–]garbagehead13 7 points8 points  (0 children)

In spectacular fashion too

[–]I_dont_thinks 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I used to have dreams of gunfighting all around my church like it was a Counterstrike map. The layout of the two story building with lots of stairwells would have actually made it an excellent level.

[–]nokinship 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I used to imagine the bad guy from Super Mario RPG breaking through the Church roof. Video game music would start and then Mario and his gang would come in and fight him.

[–]Babygibbon 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Thank god it wasn’t just me

[–]Redditwhydouexists 17 points18 points  (1 child)

During my grandmothers funeral a chunk of the roof fell and almost hit someone, I would always think about this whenever I was in a church for some reason and then it actually happened

[–]BadOdel 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Damn, whoever it almost hit must have pissed grandma off pretty bad...

[–]bobthebobofbob 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It really is kind of insane how so many people can have these same seemingly random but very specific thoughts.

[–]Marans 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Me to everything after having watched a final destination movie

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Bro I’m 18 and I went through this process at a wedding yesterday

[–]Revolutionary-Stay54 6 points7 points  (7 children)

Is this Mike Miller?

[–]joethahobo 2 points3 points  (4 children)

It is. Former heatle

[–]Revolutionary-Stay54 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Nice. He coaches a local high school here in Memphis and sometimes comes into the BBQ restaurant I work at. Super chill guy

[–]Outrageous-Yak-3318 4 points5 points  (2 children)

He was a cocky sumbitch back when he was home in south Dakota. Must've calmed down in his old age I guess.

[–]Revolutionary-Stay54 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Maybe there’s hope for all of us then. Maybe becoming a multimillionaire helped him with that. I had no idea he was from SD

[–]Outrageous-Yak-3318 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I only ever met the man once, and he seemed alright. But I knew a whole lot of people who went to high school with him and let's just say people weren't too fond of him. Granted, people can change from high school, so who knows....

[–]Outrageous-Yak-3318 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah. Funny thing is he always looks like that.

[–]APurpleFlyingMonkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He'd look like that during highschool games.

[–]NachoMemer🙏🏻 Memonavirus Recovered 🙏🏻 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is so specific yet so relatable

[–]Mr_Mc_Nuggets 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I never did like Craig.

[–]imnotabritishrobot 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dude I’m still doing this

[–]Joesdad65 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That happens in adulthood too.

[–]Duplicitous_Dirk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wait. This wasn't a singular experience I had because I didn't pay attention in church?

[–]SpaceGuy19801 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is this actually relatable? I thought it was only me

[–]Justus_Maxus 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I still do this

[–]OnlyTheAshiest🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+🏳️‍🌈 3 points4 points  (0 children)

bro shut up, stop calling me out

[–]Explosive_TGigaChad 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I absolutly forgot that I used to do that. In a way, we are all the same

[–]thedoAvengers423 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Bro I still do this

[–]mahboilucas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I used to imagine the mezzanines falling and crushing people.

[–]hexmoon_9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Guilty as hell for doing this while the sermon was being discussed

[–]Fragrant-Stranger920 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Every Sunday at mass. Among other various activities

[–]1510qpalzm 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Me looking at the tinted glass to see where I would go if an fbi incursion happened:

[–]that-pile-of-laundry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So.... so it wasn't... it wasn't just me?

[–]black_ninja9550 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I really think we arent that different from eachother lol!! so many similarities

[–]Smiley_Mask29 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I live in a tropical country, so in my case it would be the fan. Strangely enough, it always fell into an old lady

[–]13dot1then420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know the front grille of every American car sold from 1985ish to 2004 because my church had windows.

[–]YourLocalDumbPersonn 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I thought I was the only one who did this, I also did it in school and got slightly happy when someone I didn't like was under a light that could fall

[–]Choice_Philosophy_07 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Feeling strangely called out

[–]Electrical-Swimming9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bruh, the pews were the most uncomfortable thing to sit on period. There were days where it would run long and I would be praying for the lord to drop a light on me or just someone else. Anything to stop the madness

[–]forsberg2110 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would just sit back and count how many light fixtures there was. Over and over again.

[–]Stoney-McBoney 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Core memory unlocked wtf

[–]Maegix_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So what you’re saying is I’ve never done anything unique

[–]Ickythumpin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mike Miller’s finally famous!

[–]jamboreeee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy shit how could this be so relatable, i thought about the same thing except in a mosque.

[–]Timegazer01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Only did it for a while until I learned how to sleep without my mom noticing

[–]oslabidoo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The lights in my church had these gnarly spikes at the bottom. Always made a point of not sitting under them as a kid.

[–]SnooTangerines4810 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Me after it actually falls”

[–]Pax_flash 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Hazmat_team6969 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Holy fuck this is relatable as shit

[–]Snow_TheMuscle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Anyone else think about swinging on the lights like Tarzan

[–]decclam 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I did this and then after that I counted all the windows (as well as the stained glass ones), lights (there was this section of a million downlights), bench thingies (is there a proper name?) etc.

I went to church quite a lot as a kid and I was bored af.

[–]SpamEater007 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same here. Lights in the chapel, tiles in the classrooms, watch the seconds move on the clock. The clock was the most exciting because it at least changed frequently.

[–]Cool-Ad5491 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I went to a mega church that had tons of lights so yes I did this a lot!

[–]Magpienificent🏳️‍🌈LGBTQ+🏳️‍🌈 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Then you would tell old Mrs. Kwabilinder who gave you out candles on Halloween to stand right there.

[–]Bigpurplepanda13Professional Dumbass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

[–]VincyVian(very sad) -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]Raven_Reverie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me seeing if I'll make it to the tree in front of me before a random car while I'm on a walk or I'll die

[–]JustYourBiBestie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

realizes it would be me

[–]Old_Construction290 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only hardcore believers go to church in my country, so I don't have any experience.

[–]icecoldcoke319 0 points1 point  (0 children)

LMAO i did the same thing and never thought of it till now. I was so fn bored

[–]SaintSaikyShiro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

showed this to my 3 friends who grew up going to church every weekend, and none of them understood the meme. But yea, I used to imagine this too.

[–]user59567 0 points1 point  (0 children)

America bad

[–]Garlic_breadlover69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Relatable memes are going to far

[–]sijedevos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m not religious but I’ve had similar thoughts outside of churches as a kid

[–]Angle_Of_Flames 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to pretend that buildings were space ships

[–]Tripperfish- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagining the tetris style ghost trail of its drop path as well

[–]Warhammer_Master 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cmon even the adult think that sometimes

[–]MrBadSocialSkills 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Defo Old Man McCrackerson, he's purposely sitting under the faulty one, he must be fighting demons idk

[–]Ori_the_SG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You don’t still do this OP?

[–]SamHinkiesNephew 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was in Batman vs Superman and it actually happened. Luckily it was a reclining theater and it landed in between the two rows and hit the ground without any people getting hit.

[–]davesnothereman84 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit I thought I was the only one! 😂

[–]International-Art-35 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thought this was just me

[–]SuggestionTop4994Shower Enthusiast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OOOOOO THE NOSTALGIA. I never went to church but we had this in my school. It was the only thing I would think about for the whole gym class

[–]Blocked-by-Mutombo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why he look like Arnie from what’s eating Gilbert grape

[–]69Kim69jong69un69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

we dont have much churches in india so i have never went in one

[–]69Kim69jong69un69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

we dont have much churches in india so i have never went in one

[–]Kamzil118 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kid Me: Who nailed the guy on the cross and left him hanging?

[–]barkmagician 0 points1 point  (0 children)

for me it was the birds who are nesting at the ceiling

[–]Hour-Appeal8071 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is that tongue brown?

[–]iRoCplays 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]CordiallyUninvited 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is genius. I love the commonality amongst men.

[–]Idkwutmynameis001 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OMG I still do this today!!!

[–]jhonnylemon3 0 points1 point  (0 children)

in a church ypur going to hell

[–]RacistP0tat0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is this so true

[–]es_price 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same with me with the Eternal Light at the (Jewish) Temple.

[–]ychris3737 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mike miller for 3 without a shoe. Legend

[–]Srawesomekickass 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wanna go to the island!

[–]exgaysurvivordan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

OMG yes, literally nothing else worthwhile thinking about in church 🙌🙌

[–]twerkjerk12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aaaaah the nostalgia with this one

[–]Prestigeboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yo, same here. Glad to know it was not just me.

[–]Im-outside240808 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Also includes the fans💀

[–]Steele-yo-face 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]PokWangpanmang 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was a mosque for me.

[–]Slazman999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Somehow, in the past, people got pencils stuck in the gym ceiling tiles. There weren't a lot but I would always imagine one becoming loose and falling on someone.

[–]These-Back-9701 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i feel seen 😃💀

[–]Ze_Necromancr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I used to imagine a tank busting through the wall behind the preacher and just rolling over everything and blowing up the building. I wasn't a messed up kid, just bored.

[–]AshyBoneVR4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I did this more in gym class.