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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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    2,157
    64

    Cover Your Mouth When You Sneeze/cough

  • 2
    2,020
    81

    Clean up after yourself

  • 3
    1,482
    43

    Flush the Toilet After You Use It

  • 4
    1,947
    89

    Give Others Their Personal Space

    ...guy in line behind me. Jesus!
  • 5
    1,921
    107

    Don't Park Like A Jerk

    If you're afraid of damage to your precious car, leave it in the garage at home.
  • 6
    1,715
    131

    Be Ready When You Get to the Front of the Line

    Is it possible you didn't know you would have to pay?
  • 7
    1,700
    129

    Wash Your Hands

  • 8
    1,971
    93

    Say Please and Thank You

  • 9
    1,748
    120

    Let People Off the Elevator Before Getting On

  • 10
    1,764
    127

    Take Your Loud/crying Children Out of Movie Theaters

  • 11
    1,114
    80

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

  • 12
    1,381
    106

    Pay Attention to Your Surroundings

    This one can cover driving, walking, standing, sitting, etc
  • 13
    1,040
    89

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

  • 14
    1,199
    89

    Hold the Door for the Person Behind You

  • 15
    847
    87

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

  • 16
    686
    54

    Be Respectable to Your Children As Well As Others

  • 17
    776
    78

    Drive With the Flow of Traffic

  • 18
    1,127
    130

    Don't Cruise Slowly in the Left Lane.

  • 19
    1,147
    110

    If Someone Says Hello to You, Say It Back.

  • 20
    1,295
    187

    Don't Text While Someone Is Talking to You.

  • 21
    1,337
    143

    Slow Traffic Move Right!

  • 22
    168
    8

    Don’t Litter

  • 23
    1,260
    162

    Don't Talk Over People

  • 24
    163
    8

    Pick up your dog’s poop.

  • 25
    1,190
    207

    Mind Your Own Business

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