63 Unwritten Rules To Follow In Life

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imageBetween this handy dandy Reddit thread started by u/SpareArm , and the help of our loyal commenters , we were able to create a comprehensive list of all the unwritten rules of life that people need to be following .Take notes: Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via media.giphy.com 1.”Don’t make fun of the way people pronounce words! Either your language is their second language, or they learned the word by reading, both of which are to be commended.”

— melc40e454224

2.”When someone’s talking, don’t spend the entire time formulating a response and waiting for them to shut up so you can talk.Listen!” — lookintomyeyeiwillcutyoudeep

3.”If someone texts you while you’re both in a room full of other people, do not respond out loud so everyone can hear you.” — bkellison93

4.”Don’t use your job to get info on customers.It’s not sweet that you think I’m cute and you got my number and address when I ordered food.

It’s really creepy.” — yelell

5.”If you have to cancel on a friend, it should be your responsibility to reschedule.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox / Via media.giphy.com

— u/Havoo

6.”Don’t point out if someone is blushing.They can’t control it, they already know, and you’re making it worse by drawing attention to it.” — t49e12a934

7.

“Don’t comment on other people’s food.I don’t care if you think oysters look like boogers.They’re yummy and I want to enjoy them in peace.” — PHM8

8.”Never make fun of someone else’s laugh — be it how they sound or how they look.Laughing is the most natural expression of joy and happiness, and for someone to feel self-conscious about that because of other people’s comments is so brutal.” — u/ArthurMcSlothington

9.”Don’t lend out things that aren’t 100% yours.

If you don’t own it, don’t lend it out on the owner’s behalf.If it’s shared (particularly if a group of people have pitched in to buy it), check with the others first.” — jbmasta

10.”Don’t look through the fucking gap of bathroom stalls.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via media.giphy.com

— u/PatricktheVieiraYep

11.

“If someone whispers, you whisper back.” — u/GalvanizedRubber

12.”Always share in someone else’s excitement.It means the world to me when other people are excited about something for me, so I always try to do the same for others.” — oldoctopus84

13.

“Don’t touch a pregnant person’s stomach.Like, stop! Please stop!” — thatssocravin

14.”Please do not use FaceTime or watch videos out loud on your phone in a restaurant or on public transportation.” — grizc

15.”Don’t interrupt people who are trying to articulate a point.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Netflix / Via media.giphy.com

— dianaevemoreira

16.”On an airplane, the aisle seat gets the armrest on the aisle and room to hang one leg in the aisle.Middle seat gets both armrests.

Window seat gets the armrest next to the window and the wall to lean on.” — the_defenestrator

17.”If someone has legally changed their name, don’t ask what their ‘real’ or original name was.” — Retrocrebbon

18.

“Don’t propose at someone else’s wedding.” — u/LongliveLazarus

19.”If someone offers you a breath mint, take one.” — bfuser

20.”Don’t be one of those people who embarrasses their friend in front of other people for laughs.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via media.giphy.com

— christy47

21.”Leave it in a better condition than you found it.” — u/Essexal

22.”When you borrow something from someone, give it back to them as soon as you get done with it.Don’t wait for the person you borrowed it from to hit you up and ask for it back.” — mimi777

23.”Don’t go into the bathroom stall right next to mine if there are available ones farther away.” — rcltulip

24.”Don’t brag about something that you know your friends don’t have.” — rainbowalpaca

25.

“Let people get off the elevator first before trying to get on.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF HBO / Via media.giphy.com

— dawnbtc

26.”Don’t download stuff onto someone else’s computer or gaming console.” — terilynn0909

27.

“When riding an escalator, stand to the right so the people who want to walk can do so on the left.” — monicaj411ddc5d1

28.”Don’t put an empty bottle or container back in the fridge.” — janinha

29.”Don’t ask how somebody can afford something or how much they make.” — amandah4c686ffc5

30.”Do not show up at someone’s home UNANNOUNCED!” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF NBC / Via media.giphy.com

— mikewolfe55

31.”Do not swipe left or right if someone shows you a photo on their phone.” — u/whattheheckisdecaf

32.”Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.” — u/olafthebent

33.

“Don’t leave your shopping cart in the middle of the grocery aisle!” — u/M3ggsandbacon

34.”Don’t ask for something if the person only has one left (gum, cigarette, piece of cake, etc.).” — u/anothersocialoutcast

35.”Be kind to people who are working: food staff, medical staff, etc.Don’t take your bad day out on someone else.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF truTV / Via media.giphy.com

— u/sas1013

36.”Pee first.No matter what it is, pee first.” — u/ChompyNuggets

37.”Don’t cook fish in the office kitchen.” — u/TiNYWalL

38.”For buses/trains/any other public transportation, let people exit first before you get on.” — u/miaowies

39.

“Don’t say shit about someone’s appearance if it can’t be fixed in less than 30 seconds.Spinach in someone’s teeth? Let a homie know.Body type? Bad haircut? Worn-out clothes? Don’t need to mention it.” — u/vaguelyhumanpotato

40.”If you make a mess, clean it up as soon as you can — especially if you live with other people.Be it washing that bowl or picking up your clothes from the bathroom floor, it makes life easier and avoids arguments.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Comedy Central / Via media.giphy.com

— jbmasta

41.”Don’t mess up an apology with an excuse.” — u/MHE17

42.”Figure out what you’re going to order or buy before you’re at the front of a queue.” — jbmasta

43.”Don’t ask people why they don’t drink.” — stmk1918

44.

“Don’t question or criticize someone’s tattoos.It may not mean anything to you that I have a pineapple tattooed on my arm, but it has meaning to me and it’s not something I have to tell you about.” — Meld84

45.”Don’t ask how much people’s stuff costs.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF CBC / Via media.giphy.com

— sarahs402d05f80

46.”Borrowed a car? Fill the tank, or at the very least, replace the gas you used.” — shelseejune

47.”Don’t give someone’s phone number (or other contact info) to someone else without their permission.” — alicer47d52d55b

48.”If you borrow something repeatedly, then it’s probably a good idea for you to buy one of your own.” — unfinishedusernam

49.

“Don’t brag about your kid if another parent just shared a challenge they’re having with theirs.” — stmk1918

50.”Take the time to congratulate someone when they share good news.Don’t just ask questions right away.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF New Line Cinema / Via media.giphy.com

— stmk1918

51.”Stop talking on your phone in the bathroom.” — witch2burn77

52.”Don’t take up all of the pavement.Walk on the left or the right so that people can get past.” — notdotcom

53.”Don’t ask people when they are having kids.

Not everyone wants children.Some people have a hard time conceiving.Some people can’t get pregnant at all.Some people might’ve lost a pregnancy.It’s none of your business.” — juliemarieklemmena

54.”Don’t hug or touch people you don’t know well just because you’re a ‘hugger.’ Not everyone is.” — yelell

55.”It’s not a joke if the person you’re telling it to isn’t laughing.

And it’s bullying to joke about someone’s flaws or mistakes.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount+ / Via media.giphy.com

— Stormwatcher

56.”Don’t ask if someone’s hair, breasts, butt, or other body part is real, and definitely don’t ask if you can touch them or check.It’s none of your business, and quite frankly, they’d tell you if they wanted you to know.You never know when people have gone through trauma or are survivors of something like cancer.Even if not, some people like to keep those things private.It’s also creepy when strangers (or even friends) feel the need to invade your personal space.” — brujabae

57.

“Don’t correct people’s grammar while they’re talking, or make fun of them for saying something grammatically incorrect.It’s elitist, rude, and just mean!” — emmmyy

58.”If you see a dog on a lead, please also put your dog on a lead — no matter how friendly yours is.” — LunaGirl

59.”People know when they have acne on their face.Do not ask about it or comment on it.” — aslynray

60.”Don’t ask about people’s love lives.

It’s none of your business.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Fox / Via media.giphy.com

— bluedecor

61.”Don’t criticize someone who is still learning.” — poopAIDS_copy

62.

“Don’t ask parents questions about their children’s appearance or ethnicity.” — jennifere45e55a2ff

63.Finally: “Stop telling people to smile if they look sad or aren’t smiling.You have no idea what they might be going through, and you may just be making things worse.” — AKatB720

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