Common sense isn’t exactly as common as the name might suggest – and people who don’t have it often make things pretty awkward for those around them. In order to avoid that, society has developed a set of “unwritten rules” that everyone should be aware of. And today we’d like to introduce you to some of them.
A few days ago, one Reddit user
If someone is wearing headphones and is clearly keeping to themselves, leave them alone!
If I show you a picture on my phone, don’t go swiping sideways.
If you borrow something, return it in the same condition
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
Don’t watch loud videos on your phone at a restaurant. Can’t believe this isn’t common courtesy anymore
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.
If you want to go for a hike and listen to music, come with earphones or headphones. Don’t blast loud music.
Put the shopping cart back where it GOES!
Don’t litter. It’s really not hard to just not litter
Wear deodorant if you are out in public
The ‘wave’ of thank you when someone lets you in while driving in traffic. It’s just polite
Chew with your mouth closed.
On an escalator, stand on the right so people can walk on the left.
PERSONAL SPACE (even when not in a pandemic)
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.
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
Quit pissing on public toilet seats. And if you do, at least have the decency to wipe it up
When you have a complaint with a retail store or business, please remember that the person you are speaking too (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 dont need to be yelled and screamed at for something they did not do or is under the control of a corporate office/higher up.
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.
Never comment a person’s weight, if they lost it, if they gained some. It’s just very rude either way.
The last one to go to bed has to turn all the lights off
If u borrow even a damn dollar and promise to bring it back, bring it back
Double flush if you must. Nobody wants to see your poop crumbs.
Don’t leave perishable items in random aisles or at the checkout. You’re wasting food and driving prices up.
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).
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.)
Don’t talk loudly on the phone while you’re in public transportation, it’s super uncomfortable for everyone
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.
If you borrow a friends car or truck, always return it with a full tank of gas.
Never ask a person if they’re pregnant. It’s just rude and you never know their medical history.