Becoming consciously aware, suddenly, that what you are in fact doing is: standing in your back garden, sniffing a pair of shorts that belong to your housemate.|
Did I have a perfectly good, non-creepy reason for doing this? Of course. The reason why I was doing this is actually that I'm an awesome housemate and friend.
This does not change the fact that I suddenly realised that I was standing in the back garden sniffing my housemate's shorts.