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.

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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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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
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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

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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.

von Funnyname
Community Member
4 months ago

There's a friend in this post?

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Dee Curry
Community Member
4 months ago

This reminds me of my great grandmother, who was a housekeeper. A "friend" asked her for some money, but my grandmother had none to spare, so she offered her a couple of days on the job. The "friend" told her, "hell naw...I refuse to do that kind of work." Well, that ended the friendship.

LittleMissPanda
Community Member
4 months ago

How tf get people this selfish and entitled these days? Why is this the new norm? More and more difficult to get to know humble, down to earth people :(

Rinpai
Community Member
4 months ago

Its not that they've increased in number, it's that modern tech allows stories of them to be shared to the world, thus increasing our awareness of them.

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
4 months ago

If I was the friend, I’d be so excited to get a free guitar AND to know my bestie got an amazing expensive guitar. Why can’t people just be happy for their friends?

Vanta Black
Community Member
4 months ago

Tell him to fuck off until he comes bearing two himself.

Charlotte
Community Member
4 months ago

Free guitar and free lessons and that's still not good enough for the so-called-friend? This is a parasite of a person, they'll suck you dry then be off to a new host the moment things get hard for you. Cut them out and focus your energy on those who matter.

Elly Sewell
Community Member
4 months ago

Nah. Lose the person tbh. You earned the money.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
4 months ago

99% chance the 'friend' gives up after a week anyhow.

Lauren Ringel
Community Member
4 months ago

I always have a hard time believing people are really this entitled/stupid...

Kjorn
Community Member
4 months ago

:-) dare-5ebbe...31caa7.jpg dare-5ebbe8931caa7.jpg

tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago

How about I keep my fancy new guitar and my old guitar and you learn to play the spoons. Do not look in the drawers for spoons!

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
4 months ago

No, you're not an arschloch. Your friend is. Unfriend him.

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
4 months ago

Tell him to bring the guitar back and you will make things right. Keep it.

Rã. R. Field
Community Member
4 months ago

Learn NOW, that’s not your friend!

Steven Meyer
Community Member
4 months ago

I had a girlfriend once- she always wanted me to buy her things, and I wouldn’t. Then one day I replaced my shoddy bed with a new 2K king bed. She had the gall to berate me for buying such a expensive bed when I should have bought her a outdoor heater for her patio!( we live in AZ- it’s always hot here) I told her to taker her freeloading ass out the door- we were done!!

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 months ago

he is definitely an asshole one

Donovan Strader
Community Member
4 months ago

wowww even after you helped him and let him use your old one

George Hudacko
Community Member
4 months ago

Does the bitch suck your dick? Tell him to go to hell!

Steve Cruz
Community Member
4 months ago

Why didn't "friend" buy the guitars as thanks for the lessons?

Katherine Gilleland
Community Member
4 months ago

I’d take back the hand me down. If you’re not going to be grateful you don’t get anything

DebbyC
Community Member
4 months ago

Nope. Tell your friend to buy his own.

elfin
Community Member
4 months ago

Find a real friend. This one isn't.

valérie B-971
Community Member
4 months ago

Change this friend

hobbitly
Community Member
4 months ago

This cant be a serieus question right? If you have to ask yourself if youre the ass here, you need to get your head checked.

sam
Community Member
4 months ago

What is even the thought process that would lead someone to that conclusion??

C.S.
Community Member
4 months ago

No. And he's obviously NOT your friend.

Amelia Sober
Community Member
4 months ago

u made that money by working hard! u deserve that guitar.

CincyReds
Community Member
4 months ago

NO you are not

mickey
Community Member
4 months ago

Honestly, why do you need such an expensive guitar? I'm sure that a mid-range priced one would work as well as an expensive one...I'm not saying you should have bought one for your friend, but you could have saved some money. Please do not take this offensively, but still.

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
4 months ago

Noooooo - your "friend" is. Lessons would stop - ASAP - I'd take the old one back. GRRRR

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
4 months ago

Buh bye.

serge
Community Member
4 months ago

I didn't know Trump was learning to play the guitar.....

Sharon McIlhargey
Community Member
4 months ago

Your friend is selfish. You earned your guitar. Enjoy it guilt-free.

JJM
Community Member
4 months ago

You don't need a selfish friend like that. Get rid.

steve
Community Member
4 months ago

He's not your " friend".

Khadija Hammond
Community Member
4 months ago

He’s not a friend, he’s a leech.

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
4 months ago

Take the one you gave him back and tell him to find someone else to teach him. Mount your first guitar on the wall and keep it as a reminder of where you started and as an aesthetic talking point with a fun back story and an added tale of entitlement and its cost

Steve Barker
Community Member
4 months ago

Ex friend.

Patricia Coll
Community Member
4 months ago

That’s a very unselfish so called friend you have there. Tell him to save up and get his own!

Joe Yrisarri
Community Member
4 months ago

He's welcome to my used ukelele that my Grandparents brought back from a Hawaiian trip in the 1950s. - whadda you think? (It is missing one of the nylon strings, though).

Peachikeen
Community Member
4 months ago

And... unfriended.

Id row
Community Member
4 months ago

What in the actual f*ck? I would have taken back the guitar and told them to gf themself. Wow.

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow!

GirlFriday
Community Member
4 months ago

1000% NTA.

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
4 months ago

Yes because anyone who uses an acronym like aita is an 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

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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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