I can't stop googling people. The good and the bad. I want to state again that I would never use any of the information from work for malicious purposes. I am a good and honest person.
It is fascinating to interact with a person in the store and then find out what they do and who they are and see how they present themselves to the internet world. As I am typing, I feel a pang of guilt, like, if I think people are so interesting, why don't I talk to them about their lives to their faces? But it can't work that way all the time. A lot of the time. Most of the time.
I don't expect to befriend these people or for them to change their behavior (the bad ones). After a defeating day where it felt like everyone was an idiot, I question the capability of humanity. When I look a little deeper into a life, I am reassured because I see the stupidity and meanness are tricks humans use when shopping. If you catch a jerk in the right setting, they might just be an ok person.
At least, that is my hope.