Lifestyle The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow  

Jimmers2
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List Rules Unspoken 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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2,196 69
Cover Your Mouth When You Snee... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Cover Your Mouth When You Sneeze/cough

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2,077 91
Clean up after yourself is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Clean up after yourself

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2,021 108
Give Others Their Personal Spa... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Give Others Their Personal Space
...guy in line behind me. Jesus!

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2,108 95
Say Please and Thank You is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Say Please and Thank You

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1,864 119
Let People Off the Elevator Be... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Let People Off the Elevator Before Getting On

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1,835 135
Be Ready When You Get to the F... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Be Ready When You Get to the Front of the Line
Is it possible you didn't know you would have to pay?

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1,887 128
Take Your Loud/crying Children... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Take Your Loud/crying Children Out of Movie Theaters

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2,065 115
Don't Park Like An Asshole is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Don't Park Like An Asshole
If you're afraid of damage to your precious car, leave it in the garage at home.

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1,768 143
Wash Your Hands is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Wash Your Hands

10
1,636 196
Don't Use Your Phone in a Movi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Don't Use Your Phone in a Movie Theater

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1,189 40
Flush the Toilet After You Use... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Darlene Molina added Flush the Toilet After You Use It

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1,417 255
Don't Smoke in Public Indoor S... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Don't Smoke in Public Indoor Spaces

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1,252 216
Mind Your Own Business is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
marylgraham64 added Mind Your Own Business

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1,467 114
Pay Attention to Your Surround... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
This one can cover driving, walking, standing, sitting, etc

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1,129 81
Hold the Door for the Person B... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
taliaandalyssasmom added Hold the Door for the Person Behind You

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1,491 140
Slow Traffic Move Right! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
DeeRee added Slow Traffic Move Right!

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1,352 197
Don't Text While Someone Is Ta... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
charlesletbette added Don't Text While Someone Is Talking to You.

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1,104 98
If Someone Says Hello to You, ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
PrestonNorwood added If Someone Says Hello to You, Say It Back.

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1,377 179
Don't Talk Over People is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Don't Talk Over People

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967 205
Do Not Be Racist, Ever is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
lrmawg added Do Not Be Racist, Ever

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1,225 208
Answer Your Phone When It Won'... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
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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1,204 142
Don't Cruise Slowly in the Lef... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
ChrisLyons added Don't Cruise Slowly in the Left Lane.

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1,150 267
Don't Aimlessly Stop On the Si... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Don't Aimlessly Stop On the Sidewalk/aisle
I'm looking at you, people in Costco.

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951 79
In general, don't be a dick. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
TacoTastic added In general, don't be a dick.

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1,239 217
Return Your Shopping Cart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow
Return Your Shopping Cart
Or at least put it out of the way of people trying to park!