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The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow

List RulesUnspoken social rules only, not laws like 'don't jaywalk'.
It's probably always been this way, but doesn't it seem like there are a lot of a**holes just everywhere nowadays? We are social animals, we have to deal with each other every day. Why make things so awful? Just... simple stuff. Be polite, pay attention, toss out a kindness every now and then. And if those things are too tough, then, please, at least just stop being such a jerk. Vote for the ones you wish more people would obey, and add whatever you think is missing.
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    Do Not Be Racist, Ever

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    292
    23

    Don't line jump. It wasn't ok when you were a child. It's rude and immature to do it as an adult!

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    1,445
    195

    Don't Use Your Phone in a Movie Theater

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    1,329
    220

    Don't Smoke in Public Indoor Spaces

  • 30
    1,072
    179

    Answer Your Phone When It Won't Disturb Others

    Movies, restaurants, when you're paying for something... pretty much any public place, frankly
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    1,124
    184

    Return Your Shopping Cart

    Or at least put it out of the way of people trying to park!
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    448
    45

    Do Not Tailgate the Vehicle Ahead of You

  • 33
    670
    126

    Don't Walk Side by Side in a Busy Area, Let People Pass

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    1,016
    217

    Don't Aimlessly Stop On the Sidewalk/aisle

    I'm looking at you, people in Costco.
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    385
    44

    Don't piss off your public services workers.. food service employees, road work crews, meter maids, parking attendants, taxi/bus drivers

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    602
    96

    No Phone Conversations While Checking Out at a Store

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    432
    51

    Mute Your Cellphones While in Church

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    156
    16

    Offer your seat on public transit to the elderly, disabled or pregnant women.

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    Don't Act Like the Woman With the Crying Baby Is Trying to Ruin YOUR Day

    Her day is already ruined, believe me.
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    Keep Your Right On the Sidewalk

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    442
    59

    Don't be sexist

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    795
    234

    Don't Fart in An Elevator

  • 43
    770
    164

    Thank Your Bus Driver

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    667
    190

    Do Not Bike in the Road If There Is a Sidewalk or Bikepath

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    968
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    Take Your Loud/ Crying Children Out of the Restaurant.

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    219
    27

    Watch for motorcyclists!

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    230

    Tip Your Server

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    754
    227

    Escalators: Stand On the Right, Walk On the Left

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    648
    251

    No Loud Belching

    especially in enclosed areas around people
     
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    Keep Your Loud/Cying Children Out of Public Places

    Not everyone thinks your little angel is so sweet.
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List Rules: Unspoken social rules only, not laws like 'don't jaywalk'.