Beggars can’t be choosers or at least they shouldn’t be. But we keep seeing that this isn’t the case—there are plenty of people out there who keep putting their needs ahead of everyone else’s and get featured in the incredibly popular Choosing Beggars subreddit.

This Reddit community has a whopping 1.9 million members and is dedicated to stories about people who are way too picky. Be sure to check out Bored Panda's previous posts about the Choosing Beggars community right here and here, and give their subreddit a visit for some more awesome content.

Meanwhile, scroll down and upvote your fave pics of people who really need to get a grip and let us know in the comments if you’ve ever had the “pleasure” of meeting folks like this in real life. Some people feel like they’re entitled to special treatment and they don’t even realize that they might be hurting someone else. There are psychological reasons for this, so let’s get into them.

#1

I Finally Caught One In The Wild

I Finally Caught One In The Wild

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Hans
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4 months ago

Har har well played!

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#2

Its Exactly The Same Brian, Exactly The Same...

Its Exactly The Same Brian, Exactly The Same...

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Emowan
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4 months ago

Ooh this one is my favourite

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#3

Cb At Walmart Wants To Add Groceries.

Cb At Walmart Wants To Add Groceries.

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow, how ungrateful. If someone offered to pay for my groceries I would put the non essentials back (if I had any).

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Feeling special and entitled is entirely natural when you’re a child: kids think that they’re the center of the world and it’s what psychologists refer to as healthy narcissism. However, it’s only one stage of a person’s psychological and emotional development—they eventually need to grow out of it and learn to respect others and what they want, too.

According to psychotherapist and psychoanalyst F. Diane Barth, L.C.S.W, who has a private practice in New York City, sometimes a sense of entitlement can even emerge when people feel mistreated or they don’t think that they’re getting what they need.

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Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

Also if you're poor, why on earth would you pay 800 dollars for your kids' Christmas present??

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#5

I Was Giving Away A Free Dishwasher On Craigslist And Caught One In The Wild!

I Was Giving Away A Free Dishwasher On Craigslist And Caught One In The Wild!

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 months ago

What a deal! I'd take it.

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#6

My Friend Got Shorted By A Pretty Major Influencer

My Friend Got Shorted By A Pretty Major Influencer

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Lotte
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4 months ago

Respect to the artist for sticking to his/her principles!

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“Often individuals who have been mistreated or disrespected exhibit a sense of entitlement when they start to feel that they deserve better than they have been getting. This is part of a healthy shift towards self-respect. Yet they, too, eventually need to find a way to balance self-respect with respect for others,” Barth writes on Psychology Today.

She points out that a small amount of entitlement is good for adults. Things like believing that we have the right to be respected by others and that we have the right to take care of ourselves and our loved-ones are positive things. But this doesn’t extend to situations where our actions or sense of entitlement benefit us at the cost of hurting those around us. Like cutting in line. Don’t cut in line. It’s a jerk move.

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Local BBQ Place With Free Beer Calls Out Specific Yelper For Being A Cb. Love The Food And The Attitude At This Place.

Local BBQ Place With Free Beer Calls Out Specific Yelper For Being A Cb. Love The Food And The Attitude At This Place.

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 months ago

I'll make an educated guess that the name Leigha wasn't chosen randomly...

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#8

Zero Karen Tolerance Policy In This Store

Zero Karen Tolerance Policy In This Store

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
4 months ago

I feel bad for people who are named Karen. Remember it’s a meme, but for a very realistic depiction of behaviors in the Wild.

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#9

Red, Black, And Gold Only. Please And Thank You.

Red, Black, And Gold Only. Please And Thank You.

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Anna McHugh
Community Member
4 months ago

Judging by their taste in interior decor, they're stuck in the 80s as well as being an arsehole

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Barth’s colleague Steven Stosny claims that we’re currently living in the Age of Entitlement because our culture doesn’t support the development process that teaches us to balance our needs with the needs of others. And that’s one of the reasons that we have so many choosing beggars out there!

#10

Choosing Beggars Are Expecting More From Free Movie Showings

Choosing Beggars Are Expecting More From Free Movie Showings

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Yamini Mahendran
Community Member
4 months ago

Its not expectations, its entitlement!

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#11

Classmate Slept Over And Borrowed My Powerbeats Pro...

Classmate Slept Over And Borrowed My Powerbeats Pro...

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Doctor who?!
Community Member
4 months ago

I scence a de-friending coming allong

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
4 months ago

I sense a need for remedial English classes.

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AJu
Community Member
4 months ago

Who are these people without any shame?!

nanashi
Community Member
4 months ago

even with my BFF, I wouldn't just accept an expensive thing with no question. I would always expect they want it back.

Unicorncat767
Community Member
4 months ago

Same.

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Vanta Black
Community Member
4 months ago

Feel free to punch that thief in the face. Repeatedly.

Yamini Mahendran
Community Member
4 months ago

I feel really bad for this person. And poor choice of friends btw.

Catherine Todd
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

YAMINI wrote: "And poor choice of friends btw." Why are you blaming the victim? You know nothing about either person, and until a person has experience with someone, you don't know what they are going to do. Do you, Yamini, use a crystal ball to know exactly how people are going to behave in the future, before you know them very well? You must have special powers that you should market and sell!

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
4 months ago

When you realize that your "friend" is a thief. It is not a nice situation, I know it first-hand. Doesn't it make you mad when they lie to your face and expect you to join them in the charade?

JD Dion
Community Member
4 months ago

I think that you owe this person an intervention with all of the biggest and most obnoxious people you know or can find. And then you owe them the cold hard truth: they are a thief and no longer welcome to contact you

Lyop
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg, you'd better not make me come get them myself!!

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

o m f g, that is too much.

Anouk
Community Member
4 months ago

wtfff?

I Just Changed My Name
Community Member
4 months ago

Wtf

Bradford Johnson
Community Member
4 months ago

this person is the worst

GARRETT O'BANION
Community Member
4 months ago

TO COURT

Amelia Sober
Community Member
4 months ago

i cant believe that guy! he wont give back $250 headphones that he could BORROW? i hope hes on bored panda so he could see how mean he was being.

Donovan Strader
Community Member
4 months ago

not a very good friend dang

Catherine Todd
Community Member
4 months ago

Incredible, but I have had people do essentially the same thing to me. But never did they say "get whoever gave them to you to buy you new ones." What kind of person would think to even say such a thing? I hope they got their headphones back from this out-and-out THIEF.

Craymoss
Community Member
4 months ago

I bet their crappy Beats anyways. Just get the $250 and get something better.

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Oh, hell no. I have a sister that used to pull that shit on me all the time (she also stole the ring given to me by my deceased first boyfriend, but that's another story). She's one of those who shows up with a giant tote bag. I went to her apartment one time and literally went through her closet when she wasn't home ("borrowed" the extra key from my Mom). I couldn't believe the stuff I found (some of it belonging to my other sister - uh, no other sister DID NOT give you the watch she got from her daughter on her first Christmas). I took the lot and left her a really nasty note. She had the nerve to call & tell me she was calling the cops. I told her to go ahead, I had pictures of me wearing most of the items she'd stolen. That was probably 25 years ago. I think I've spoken to her maybe 4 times since (and never by choice). Do not miss her in the least.

Belinda Crum
Community Member
4 months ago

I'd be going straight to this so called friend and take them back. Plain and simple.

JJM
Community Member
4 months ago

OMG! I don't believe some of these - they're awful people.

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
4 months ago

poor parents ...

Steve Barker
Community Member
4 months ago

Dat bitch gonna get smacked up.

Nicole Blomkamp
Community Member
4 months ago

I've lent expensive things to do called friends in the past ( at least three I can think of), and each time the item was lost/ stolen/ thrown into the street by a boyfriend during a fight and NOT ONCE did I get as much as an apology, never mind an offer to replace the things. 99% of people are self serving , selfish scum. Was a hard lesson to learn but thankfully now days I don't do that anymore.

Patricia Coll
Community Member
4 months ago

😬 she took them. That’s not a friend!

Pippa Runs
Community Member
4 months ago

That would infuriate me so much.

Joe Yrisarri
Community Member
4 months ago

You promised me your first born child - remember? Well, now that he is halfway thru college and has enormous student loans, you can keep him!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
4 months ago

Wonder what else she took?

Rã. R. Field
Community Member
4 months ago

That’s just *#~•ing ridiculous!

George Hudacko
Community Member
4 months ago

The grandmother needs to slap the shit out of this 'thing'!

Tanya Kysel'ova
Community Member
4 months ago

I would not let such people stay over. just in case

DebbyC
Community Member
4 months ago

Wtf

Steven Meyer
Community Member
4 months ago

The freeloader is a dick- cut that friend loose

Imitating
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh my gosh, this person is the worst.

Kate
Community Member
4 months ago

Whoa! This is horrible!

Scratch
Community Member
4 months ago

I'd go rip those fucking things out of his/her ears.

JD Dion
Community Member
4 months ago

Better yet, call the police and have them go with you to reclaim them. And never say 'please give it back to a lowlife thief!!

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
4 months ago

This mofo pos :!

Karen Johnston
Community Member
4 months ago

I so want to know how this turned out.

Jhon Natan
Community Member
4 months ago

Slap his ass the very next day.

LittleMissLotus
Community Member
4 months ago

Dude, call the police

Animal lover❤
Community Member
4 months ago

Jeeeeerk

Porto DaMartinica
Community Member
4 months ago

should get Beaten by Dr.Dre

Iwasaki_killer
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4 months ago

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if i find that person i will STAB THEM

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#12

Local Independent Movie Theater.

Local Independent Movie Theater.

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Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

Every cinema should have pricing like this

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#13

How Dare You Spend All Your Hard Earned Money On Yourself

How Dare You Spend All Your Hard Earned Money On Yourself

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 months ago

No. Your friend is the asshole.

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Doctor who?!
Community Member
4 months ago

He should be greatfull that sommeone has a kind enough heart to give them some of his hard erned money.

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#15

International Flights Are Cheap, Right?

International Flights Are Cheap, Right?

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Captain Awesome
Community Member
4 months ago

Also, don't be a cunt

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Porto DaMartinica
Community Member
4 months ago

a whole new level of mindf**k

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#17

Choosing Beggars Are Everywhere

Choosing Beggars Are Everywhere

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Doctor who?!
Community Member
4 months ago

Now THAT is ungrateful

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#18

If You Want A Discount, All You Have To Do Is Leave A Bad Review

If You Want A Discount, All You Have To Do Is Leave A Bad Review

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
4 months ago

What are those people who leave emojis and “kind” trivialities after a passive aggressive message called?

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Captain Awesome
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4 months ago

Meatzilla sounds like a great place!

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#20

A Brief But Insightful 4 Minute Conversation.

A Brief But Insightful 4 Minute Conversation.

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 months ago

The conversation makes me think that other people have accepted this form of payment before. Which makes me sad.

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#21

One Would Think That If You Lost Your Job, Buying A Motorcycle Wouldn’t Be A Priority.

One Would Think That If You Lost Your Job, Buying A Motorcycle Wouldn’t Be A Priority.

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Vanta Black
Community Member
4 months ago

So basically, homie wanted to trade an over-sized paperweight for a motorcycle. $1800 is too generous for a prick like that.

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#22

Look At This

Look At This

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 months ago

if such job actually exists, i'm movie there :D

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#23

But Expausure!

But Expausure!

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Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

When will people understand that exposure won't pay rent and bills and food

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#24

Awesome Friend Is Awesome

Awesome Friend Is Awesome

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Pamela24
Community Member
4 months ago

I mean...if that person encouraged them to do it, maybe. But still - you're behind the wheel, you make the decisions, own up to them.

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Kaisu
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4 months ago

When can we get rid of influencers? I'm so tired of them

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#26

Selling A Camera For $600. The Guy Says He Can Only Pay In Cash And Turns Up With $370 And Expects It’ll Be Fine. I Didn’t Even Get Out Of My Car. Just Drove Away.

Selling A Camera For $600. The Guy Says He Can Only Pay In Cash And Turns Up With $370 And Expects It’ll Be Fine. I Didn’t Even Get Out Of My Car. Just Drove Away.

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Doctor who?!
Community Member
4 months ago

WOAH THERE BUDDY

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#27

My Friend Selling A Vivarium

My Friend Selling A Vivarium

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Doctor who?!
Community Member
4 months ago

Wait how can YOUR tortoise have no homee when it is yours??

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#28

Facebook Friend On What/What Not To Buy Her For Birthday

Facebook Friend On What/What Not To Buy Her For Birthday

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SanchaTheSeeker
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4 months ago

Bruh just be grateful your mates even get you stuff

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

You probably got a special because your first books are new. I’m hoping that I’m understanding it correctly, that you’re publishing more because you’re more successful now. Guess what? I would choose a beautiful book cover over a bland one for the same story. How much of your success do you think is dependent on people who edit your work and help you with the artwork.

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