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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6 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
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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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6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

I scence a de-friending coming allong

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#12

Local Independent Movie Theater.

Local Independent Movie Theater.

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Kaisu
Community Member
6 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
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6 months ago

No. Your friend is the asshole.

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Doctor who?!
Community Member
6 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
6 months ago

Also, don't be a cunt

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Porto DaMartinica
Community Member
6 months ago

a whole new level of mindf**k

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#17

Choosing Beggars Are Everywhere

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Doctor who?!
Community Member
6 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
6 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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6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
Community Member
6 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
6 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
6 months ago

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

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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
Community Member
6 months ago

Bruh just be grateful your mates even get you stuff

B
Community Member
6 months ago

And just be grateful you have mates...

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Hans
Community Member
6 months ago

This one is so much over the top that it sounds like a parody.

K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
Community Member
6 months ago

At least she was direct and it does sound like a parody. People who may consider buying her gifts would be saving themselves time.

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Troux
Community Member
6 months ago

Instant unfriend on the first paragraph.

Vanta Black
Community Member
6 months ago

Fucking hell! Which Kardashian posted this?

Lyop
Community Member
6 months ago

Step by step plan on how not to get any gifts on your birthday!

Porto DaMartinica
Community Member
6 months ago

humble beginnings of fabulousness 😂😂😂

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
6 months ago

Nothing it is then.

Raffe Raffen
Community Member
6 months ago

Chocolate flower it is!

Yamini Mahendran
Community Member
6 months ago

This post got to be sarcastic!

Pamela24
Community Member
6 months ago

I know several people who could use about one per cent of her self-confidence to make them happier.

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
6 months ago

What a shameless Gimme Pig! It would serve her right if her birthday had an attendance of one.

Malakai
Community Member
6 months ago

I honestly don't see anything wrong with this. She's stating up front what she wants for her b-day and by doing so making it less of a hassle for those who want to buy her gifts. Also, it's a post for her FRIENDS to see, who would understand the tone better than a bunch of outsiders viewing it out of context. If I was making a similar post for my FRIENDS to see, I might use a similar tone because I know my FRIENDS would KNOW that I'm just joshing around, which could be the case here. Not every girl asking for stuff on the internet is a self-absorbed 'influencer', and in the case of a BIRTHDAY, it's totally normal to put out a list like this for people to know what to get you so they can be content with knowing they got you something they'd know you like, while also still being able to surprise you.

LittleMissLotus
Community Member
6 months ago

I kind of get that. I wouldn't want chocolate either if I was trying to lose weight.

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Kjorn
Community Member
6 months ago

she lost me at humble beginnings of fabulousness… Is she Anna Nicole Smith?

JessG
Community Member
6 months ago

Only if this post is from 2007 or before...

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Chris DiFonso
Community Member
6 months ago

She doesn't need a weight loss program, she needs an arschloch loss program

Tracey Hirt
Community Member
6 months ago

For my birthday, I asked for donations to our community theatre. I did not specify the size of the donation, require a donation, and I thanked the person who donated $5 just as much as I thanked the person who donated $150. She needs to be grateful she still has anyone in her life who tolerates her!

Viviane
Community Member
6 months ago

I've requested donations for Christmas - I don't have to worry about hating someone's gift.

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Lynda Momalo
Community Member
6 months ago

Please tell me this was a joke.

annibell way
Community Member
6 months ago

Aside from the branded perfumes none of this is that bad. It is helpful to not have to guess what to get someone. Send her $5 or $10 and you're done. For my birthday this year I just told people a very specific list of what I would like, no guessing for them, and I will like the presents for sure.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
6 months ago

That is the way to do it. Friends and family should know that they are walking containers of money-money-money to give you what you want. Delightful surprises when a friend has made/ bought/ found that perfect gift are to be avoided at all cost! Or?

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LittleMissLotus
Community Member
6 months ago

Guys please tell me this is a joke!

Venic
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

I dunno. I kinda appreciate it when I have some guidance on how to shop for people if I'm getting them presents. I know the tone here is a bit ostentatious but it's probably meant for personal friends/family and tongue-in-cheek. I actually just recently had to put out some "gift guidance" of my own because of health problems (wouldn't want to have to throw out/give away someone's present), and I don't see this as a LOT different aside from the prima donna style.

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
6 months ago

hm, not very humble, but not begging either

avery31415
Community Member
4 months ago

She's literally asking for gifts...

Ember Hermin
Community Member
4 months ago

Who doesn't specify what they do and don't want for their birthday? And does this not strike anyone else as deliberately ironic? She seems like a fun, silly person.

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
6 months ago

Frankly, if I got a message like this, there would be no birthday present ever again, and no friendship either.

Id row
Community Member
6 months ago

I'd give her a swift kick in the ass for free.

⚞ Katniss Everdeen ⚟
Community Member
6 months ago

wow, egotistical much??

Donovan Strader
Community Member
6 months ago

wow im surprised she has any friends

Catherine Todd
Community Member
6 months ago

Wow! Unbelievable... would love to know if that advertisement actually worked. Or did she receive bags of dog poop left at her front door?

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
6 months ago

Nope - don't look for one from me LOL

Dave Emilio
Community Member
6 months ago

I want to hurt this person

Diane Redert
Community Member
6 months ago

Happy she's not my friend.. would someone like that even have friends?

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
6 months ago

Um, my gift? A quick exit from this so-called friendship.

Belinda Crum
Community Member
6 months ago

The person who wrote this needs to learn proper grammar. Look at that first sentence. "It's will be 21 years....." Wtf. Lol

M Kate McCulloch
Community Member
6 months ago

I'll send thoughts and prayers...

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
6 months ago

For my birthday this year I have got a new Pc from various friends who chipped in to buy the parts, have them delivered to one address where another friend has built it and then he will come over and set it all up. I am totally amazed as when I was asked I just said "Get me something fun. A gadget or PC parts like lights or something" My Birthday is March 24th... The day the lockdown was introduced. I have a cool computer made with the joint effort of all my amazing friends and I cant use it! It's given us all a laugh though.

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
6 months ago

How about an education dear?

Steve Cruz
Community Member
6 months ago

Buy flowers and chocolates for someone who deserves a surprise and skip this "Queen."

George Hudacko
Community Member
6 months ago

This HAS GOT TO BE A GAG post. Right?

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
6 months ago

Adults celebrating their birthdays like they're 5 just really gets to me.

Peachikeen
Community Member
6 months ago

Sounds like Gina Linetti lol

CR Harvey
Community Member
6 months ago

Very unfriended day to you!

Id row
Community Member
6 months ago

I would have sent her one Hershey's kiss that I found on the ground.

Iapetos
Community Member
6 months ago

Eating flowers won't make you fat, though.

Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

I'd convince all her friends to shop at Walmart for her presents, just to see this girl flip out. She sounds like she is spoiled rotten!

Daja Lindeman
Community Member
6 months ago

so.. she eats the flowers?

Paula Swanson
Community Member
6 months ago

Posting them a turd in a box seems appropriate

Nakedhampster
Community Member
6 months ago

🙄

Farid Adiyanto
Community Member
6 months ago

Yeay, no attendance birthday party

Gabi
Community Member
6 months ago

Jesus....

Delboy
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6 months ago

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I don't see a problem with this, she isn't demanding, she is just being honest with what she'd like, money, gift cards or branded stuff (that doesn't mean expensive) she wasn't asking everyone to spend a minimum amount of money on her....

JessG
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6 months ago

It's your post isn't it?

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K. aka letmeplaywithkittens
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6 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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