30 'Unwritten Rules' People Sincerely Believe Everyone Needs To Know

30 ‘Unwritten Rules’ People Sincerely Believe Everyone Needs To Know

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When it comes to societal norms, many unwritten rules exist and can only be learned once you have spent enough time mingling with others. But the most horrible part is probably when some less sensitive individuals don’t seem to get the hint.

On Reddit, a user asked, “What is one ‘unwritten rule’ that you believe everyone should know and follow?” It’s so clear that a lot of frustrations can be felt seeing how these things needed to be said!

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“Don’t watch loud videos on your phone at a restaurant. Can’t believe this isn’t common courtesy anymore.”penguinmanbat

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“If someone is wearing headphones and is clearly keeping to themselves, leave them alone!”Thetiredregular

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“Quit pissing on public toilet seats. And if you do, at least have the decency to wipe it up.”wSkkHRZQy24K17buSceB

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“If you make an appointment and can’t keep it, cancel or let someone know. I manage sales for a car dealership and we thrive on appointments. We understand things come up, just let us know. That simple gesture goes a long way.”Abombdizzy

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“Don’t just show up randomly at someone’s house. Call, text, or otherwise reach out and positivity confirm that it’s okay before heading to someone else’s home.”Nosunallrain

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“Don’t litter. It’s really not hard to just not litter.”vassardog77

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“Wear deodorant if you are out in public.”kyogre120

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“Just because you know someone who does something for a living, that doesn’t automatically mean they owe you a discount if you ask for their services.”mstaff388

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“Put the shopping cart back where it GOES!”brock0124

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“When you are shopping/looking for clothes and suddenly decide you don’t want it anymore, put it back where you found it. Don’t just dump it somewhere — it makes life hard for both workers who are cleaning up and the customers looking for something to buy.”i_dunno_mate_159

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“If you want to go for a hike and listen to music, come with earphones or headphones. Don’t blast loud music.”AgeOfWomen

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“Chew with your mouth closed.”alhern112

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“If your advice or opinion wasn’t asked for, don’t give it.”heyNOTathrowawy

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“PERSONAL SPACE (even when not in a pandemic).”keri112493

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“Don’t touch pregnant people’s bellies. What is it about being pregnant that suddenly makes other people feel entitled to touch you without asking?”saturdazzzed

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“When you have a complaint with a retail store or business, please remember that the person you are speaking to (or yelling at sadly) is just the one that happened to pick up the phone or is standing at the till. they likely have nothing to do with what went wrong and have little sway in what can be done to help. They don’t need to be yelled and screamed at for something they did not do or is under the control of a corporate office/higher up.”sebastianrileyt2

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“If you borrow a friend’s car or truck, always return it with a full tank of gas.”nraasch19

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“If I show you a picture on my phone, don’t go swiping sideways.”Soft-Problem

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“The last one to go to bed has to turn all the lights off.”Rebeca2277

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“Don’t leave perishable items in random aisles or at the checkout. You’re wasting food and driving prices up.”EdgelordZeta

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“Stand back before boarding a bus, subway, metro, or elevator so that those on can get off quickly without having to wait for you to back up first.”Lightmareman

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“If you borrow even a damn dollar and promise to bring it back, bring it back.”Tinny_fluff_kitty

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“Double flush if you must. Nobody wants to see your poop crumbs.”jdward01

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“Give up your seat to the pregnant lady on the bus/train (or to anyone else who needs it. Don’t take up two seats because you like to put your feet/bag up).”Gherkinstein

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“When someone else is paying the bill, you shouldn’t order something very pricey. (It’s understandable if something expensive is the only thing you are able to eat.)”yomomma1000

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“The ‘wave’ of thank you when someone lets you in while driving in traffic. It’s just polite.”dishyboii

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“If someone is giving you a ride, you should be ready at the door before they get there. It’s so rude to have someone waiting on you when they are doing you a favor by picking you up.”Thatweirdboringdude

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“On an escalator, stand on the right so people can walk on the left.”ChicagoSocs

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“If you borrow something, return it in the same condition.”Ryastor

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“Never drink the last beer if you didn’t buy them.”Digital_loop