The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow

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.
list ordered by
  • 1

    Cover Your Mouth When You Sneeze/cough

  • 2

    Clean up after yourself

  • 3

    Flush the Toilet After You Use It

  • 4

    Give Others Their Personal Space

    ...guy in line behind me. Jesus!
  • 5

    Don't Park Like A Jerk

    If you're afraid of damage to your precious car, leave it in the garage at home.
  • 6

    Be Ready When You Get to the Front of the Line

    Is it possible you didn't know you would have to pay?
  • 7

    Say Please and Thank You

  • 8

    Wash Your Hands

  • 9

    Let People Off the Elevator Before Getting On

  • 10

    Take Your Loud/crying Children Out of Movie Theaters

  • 11

    Wave As a Gesture of Thanks When a Fellow Driver Lets You Merge or Turn In-Front of Them

  • 12

    Give a Thank You Wave When Someone Stops Their Car to Let You Cross.

  • 13

    In general, don't be a d*ck.

  • 14

    Be Respectable to Your Children As Well As Others

  • 15

    Hold the Door for the Person Behind You

  • 16

    Pay Attention to Your Surroundings

    This one can cover driving, walking, standing, sitting, etc
  • 17

    If Someone Says Hello to You, Say It Back.

  • 18

    Drive With the Flow of Traffic

  • 19

    Don't Cruise Slowly in the Left Lane.

  • 20

    Don't Text While Someone Is Talking to You.

  • 21

    Don't Talk Over People

  • 22

    Slow Traffic Move Right!

  • 23

    Don’t Litter

  • 24

    Mind Your Own Business

  • 25

    Pick up your dog’s poop.