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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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    2,043
    83

    Clean up after yourself

  • 2
    2,175
    66

    Cover Your Mouth When You Sneeze/cough

  • 3
    1,498
    42
    Darlene Molina added

    Flush the Toilet After You Use It

  • 4
    1,942
    105

    Don't Park Like A Jerk

    If you're afraid of damage to your precious car, leave it in the garage at home.
  • 5
    1,965
    91

    Give Others Their Personal Space

    ...guy in line behind me. Jesus!
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    1,734
    128

    Be Ready When You Get to the Front of the Line

    Is it possible you didn't know you would have to pay?
  • 7
    1,991
    92

    Say Please and Thank You

  • 8
    1,716
    129

    Wash Your Hands

  • 9
    1,767
    119

    Let People Off the Elevator Before Getting On

  • 10
    1,782
    127

    Take Your Loud/crying Children Out of Movie Theaters

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    1,137
    126
    ChrisLyons added

    Don't Cruise Slowly in the Left Lane.

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    1,049
    85
    TacoTastic added

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

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    850
    84
    Michelle Benson added

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

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    1,118
    79
    AnytreaClark added

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

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    1,391
    104

    Pay Attention to Your Surroundings

    This one can cover driving, walking, standing, sitting, etc
  • 16
    1,209
    88
    taliaandalyssasmom added

    Hold the Door for the Person Behind You

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    1,199
    205
    marylgraham64 added

    Mind Your Own Business

  • 18
    1,305
    186
    charlesletbette added

    Don't Text While Someone Is Talking to You.

  • 19
    1,159
    109
    PrestonNorwood added

    If Someone Says Hello to You, Say It Back.

  • 20
    1,268
    160

    Don't Talk Over People

  • 21
    1,068
    193
    lrmawg added

    Do Not Be Racist, Ever

  • 22
    1,357
    142
    DeeRee added

    Slow Traffic Move Right!

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    783
    75
    lrmawg added

    Drive With the Flow of Traffic

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    688
    55
    Samantha Bruce added

    Be Respectable to Your Children As Well As Others

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    1,463
    193

    Don't Use Your Phone in a Movie Theater

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List Rules: Unspoken social rules only, not laws like 'don't jaywalk'.