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It's the time of year when it seems as if everyone is doing the whole Netflix and Chill thing, where we all just cuddle up on the couch with a significant other (or stranger), and do nothing but binge-watch some of the best Netflix movies and TV shows available this month.
While watching Netflix from the comfort of your own home would seem obvious, as it turns out, that down time after a hard day's work just isn't enough for some people. That's because, thanks to new research, it turns out that people are Netflixing in public — and it includes some seriously strange places, fellas.
According to the survey from Netflix, a whopping 67 percent of people in the U.S. are Netflixing in public spots, unafraid of people seeing them laugh, cry or show other emotions while peeping something on their mobile device. Here are the top spots people are doing it the most!
While We Travel
Airplanes are trying to make it more convenient and entertaining in-flight, but the Netflix study showed that 30 percent of U.S. participants just aren't satisfied with the options. With the ability to download Netflix content now, 44 percent of travelers are making sure they stay up-to-date with their favorite TV shows and movies.
From A Public Bathroom
That guy who seems to take forever on the toilet isn't just trying to force something out. OK, so that might not be totally true, but, according to the Netflix study, 12 percent of respondents admitted to Netflixing from the F'in toilet. Guys, gross.
This isn't too shocking — considering people take public transportation like buses or trains every day — but, what's a little surprising, is the fact that 27 percent of people said they Netflix in a car. Does this seem unsafe to anyone else? In addition to cars — which, hopefully, none of these viewers are driving — 31 percent Netflix from a train and 40 percent from a bus. Remember, though: Never Netflix and drive!
We know plenty of slackers out there, but being bold enough to Netflix while at work is one of the ballsiest moves we've heard of. However, results of the study show that an absurd 37 percent of respondents are binge-watching during their 9-5 gig. Given the fact there are meetings to sit in, emails to respond to and a whole lot of other tasks to be done during a work day, we're actually just impressed with the folks who can pull off Netflixing from work and still be productive.
So, basically, all of those times when a co-worker has said he's fleeing lunch after 15 minutes to get back to the office and get some work done? Well, chances are he's actually just headed to the bathroom to watch his favorite Netflix show from his phone. Well, at least that's what the results of the Netflix survey showed.
The survey was conducted by SurveyMonkey, receiving 37,056 responses from Netflix users from around the world during a time period of August 24 -September 7 of this year.