Are you totally obsessed with all things true crime? We’re talking Making a Murderer, the Up & Vanished podcast, and everything ever played on the ID channel?
Me, too. And turns out, a lot of us are.
In fact, scientists tell us that the need to solve a puzzle like the complicated ones we see in true crime podcasts and documentaries, is natural. We like putting our brains to work in this way.
Here are some truths that only the ones of us obsessed with true crime can understand.
You are BEGGING for Jury Duty.
Everyone dodges it and you can’t understand why. Who doesn’t want to put their knowledge of the criminal justice system to the test? There should be an extra sign up for people that want to serve.
You have listened to every episode of Serial not once, but twice.
Ok fine, maybe you’ve listened to it three times. You are GOING to figure this whole thing out. What is the deal with Jay??
You are researching how to become a detective.
Is it too late for a total career change? If there’s anyone that can do that job it’s you. Why has it taken you so long to realize your calling in life?
You name your new cat Sarah Koenig.
Only a few people you know understand why but you do and that’s all that matters.
You’re considering purchasing a ticket to Crime Con.
A weekend in New Orleans with all the most popular true crime players; Keith Morrison, Kelly Siegler, Payne Lindsey and Dennis Murphy in flesh?? Sign me up.
You Google ‘Steven Avery news’ every morning as part of your daily routine.
Has Zellner got him out yet? What’s taking her so long?
You signed up for the Hunt A Killer box.
You’ll be the fastest one to figure out who did it in history.
Your keys hang from this key chain.
Stay Sexy, Don’t Get Murdered.
You hear the sound of Keith Morrison’s voice in your head all the time.
For some reason you just can’t turn it off… and you’re starting to have trouble falling asleep.
On a scale of 1-10, how obsessed with true crime are you?
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