There's an old saying that tells us, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth." Its exact origin is unknown, but an early version of the phrase appeared in print in English in 1546.

The words refer to the art of determining the age of horses by inspecting their mouth, which, even though it's a tricky task, can be done to a considerable degree of accuracy.

So it's a poetic way of reminding us to be grateful for our presents. But the subreddit 'Choosing Beggars' can also illustrate this basic act of human decency. And it does that by showcasing everyone who can't — or, for some reason, won't — express gratitude.

So join us as we explore the depths of this online community in search of entitled people complaining about free stuff. Believe me, simply witnessing their ridiculous behavior should be enough to once and for all remember the importance of a plain "thank you." Even if we don't mean it, at least it helps us to avoid looking like entitled brats.

#1

Choosing Beggars Are Expecting More From Free Movie Showings

Choosing Beggars Are Expecting More From Free Movie Showings

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago

Popcorn and 2 beers + free movie is a lot for free

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#2

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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beesechurger elite
Community Member
1 month ago

“I’ll even throw in some lessons on manners!”

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The sense of entitlement is strong with these folks. They clearly believe that the world owes them without giving anything in return.

Entitled people have a tendency to adopt goals based around their own self-image, often leading them into conflict with others.

While they may be able to put up an exterior of being nice and well-mannered on the outside, research shows that it's all just for show; deep down inside this is usually not how they truly feel about themselves or other individuals around them.

#3

Yes Gary. I Will Pay You $25 To Pick Up An Item I’m Giving You That You Want For Free

Yes Gary. I Will Pay You $25 To Pick Up An Item I’m Giving You That You Want For Free

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Mac 🇺🇦
Community Member
1 month ago

Balls of a brass monkey🙄

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#4

It's Free Pool

It's Free Pool

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow

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#5

Free Food And Supplies For Students And Families? That’s Not Good Enough For These Two

Free Food And Supplies For Students And Families? That’s Not Good Enough For These Two

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K K
Community Member
1 month ago

Omg what an entitled @#$.

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One study even suggests that entitlement can be dangerous. In 2018, researchers from Case Western Reserve University found that entitled people are more likely to experience chronic disappointment, unmet expectations, and a self-reinforcing cycle of behavior which puts them at risk for harm psychologically or socially.

Think of it like this: when someone thinks of themselves as superior, anything that challenges their worldview is met with defensiveness and anger. This creates a vicious cycle: the more they are challenged by society's limitations, the angrier they become at these "injustices."

#6

Restaurant Gives Out Free Candy Canes, People Are Mad They Aren’t Organic

Restaurant Gives Out Free Candy Canes, People Are Mad They Aren’t Organic

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Mrs. Jan Glass
Community Member
1 month ago

I saw a similar thing when we had a promotion at our store and gave away free cups of vanilla bean ice cream from a local place. The number of parents who complained because we didn't have chocolate/strawberry/bubblegum/whatever flavor their wittle precious wanted was higher than the number of parents/customers who said "Ooh, high quality free ice cream? Thank you!" That's before we got to the ones complaining that they/their kids are lactose intolerant and we should have something for them, too, because it wasn't fair. That was the last community promotion we had, because people are selfish jerks.

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#7

I'm Practising Web Development So I Was Offering To Make Websites For Free. This Dude Didn't Thank Me But Atleast Gave Me A Good Laugh

I'm Practising Web Development So I Was Offering To Make Websites For Free. This Dude Didn't Thank Me But Atleast Gave Me A Good Laugh

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

"you uou are dead ----- just wait and wach" Lol I can imagine them typing it in a rage

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#8

Woman Freaks Out Over Being Offered A Free Android Phone

Woman Freaks Out Over Being Offered A Free Android Phone

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago

Androids aren't trash

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However, social psychologist Jane Adams highlighted that every now and then we mistake entitlement for a sense of self-confidence projected by competent, assured, often charismatic others.

And sometimes, a bit of a fleeting, situational rush of entitlement might even be a good thing. "It can increase creativity and lead to novel, unusual solutions to problems, the kind of out-of-the-box thinking that organizations and employers encourage," Adams pointed out in Psychology Today.

#9

Woman Begs For Free Baby Clothes Because She "Can't Afford" To Dress Her Child. Turns Down Multiple People Because They're Offering Boys Clothes Instead Of Girls

Woman Begs For Free Baby Clothes Because She "Can't Afford" To Dress Her Child. Turns Down Multiple People Because They're Offering Boys Clothes Instead Of Girls

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beesechurger elite
Community Member
1 month ago

Your negative energy will take away from the effects of the essential oils I’m giving them!

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#10

This Lady Demands The Neutering Of Two Free Puppies, Then Freaks Out And Claims That The Poster Doesn’t Know Anything About “Dog Breads”

This Lady Demands The Neutering Of Two Free Puppies, Then Freaks Out And Claims That The Poster Doesn’t Know Anything About “Dog Breads”

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago

Jeez buddy. Also what is MAKE IT HAPPEN supposed to do????

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#11

When Free Just Isn't Enough

When Free Just Isn't Enough

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beesechurger elite
Community Member
1 month ago

I would kill to find a piano that nice for free!

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#12

Choosing Beggar Angry About Being Kicked Out Of Cafe With Free WiFi For Bringing In Food From A Different Restaurant

Choosing Beggar Angry About Being Kicked Out Of Cafe With Free WiFi For Bringing In Food From A Different Restaurant

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Cold Contagious
Community Member
1 month ago

Way to bite the hand that feeds yo, oh wait....

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"Pejoratively labeling an individual or a generation as entitled sometimes reveals more about us than it does about them," Adams continued. "Our unwillingness to recognize another's meritorious worth or hard-earned success, which indicates how often we think with our beliefs rather than about them."

The social psychologist said that a good example of this is how Hillary Clinton was viewed as entitled when she ran for political office, but not when she was actually in it.

#13

Asking For A Free Mobile Phone, And Then Rejecting An Offer

Asking For A Free Mobile Phone, And Then Rejecting An Offer

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beesechurger elite
Community Member
1 month ago

The nerve! If it actually helped you, you would accept the iPhone 5 gratefully!

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#14

Giving Your Church A One Star Review For Giving You A Free Turkey

Giving Your Church A One Star Review For Giving You A Free Turkey

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Mrs. Jan Glass
Community Member
1 month ago

You know what REALLY ruins Thanksgiving? Not having any volunteers providing anything, you selfish skidmark.

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#15

My Mom Has A Little Free Library In Her Yard. Someone Left Her This Note The Other Day With A Crossed Out Smiley Face

My Mom Has A Little Free Library In Her Yard. Someone Left Her This Note The Other Day With A Crossed Out Smiley Face

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago

I applaud your mother for that awesome idea

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Researchers at Harvard and Cornell who studied 99 undergraduates and 98 MBA candidates found that entitled people don't follow instructions, because they see them as unfair.

"They would rather take a loss themselves than agree to something unfair," said the authors, who correlated high scores on entitlement measurements with difficulty complying with the 'rules' of the experimental task. Attempting to understand why students ignored them (selfishness, control, or punishment), they found that fairness was the primary reason.

#16

I Was Giving Away A Free Sofa And Had This Funny Encounter

I Was Giving Away A Free Sofa And Had This Funny Encounter

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K K
Community Member
1 month ago

I really am just trying to convince myself that these are not true. Please let them not be true.

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#17

My Friend Recently Graduated University As An Aesthetician And Was Giving Away Free Makeup Products. Cb Wanted A Better Brand And For Her To Deliver, Then Got Mad When She Wouldn't Do Either

My Friend Recently Graduated University As An Aesthetician And Was Giving Away Free Makeup Products. Cb Wanted A Better Brand And For Her To Deliver, Then Got Mad When She Wouldn't Do Either

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Lawrencium
Community Member
1 month ago

I love that her phone number was saved as "Crazy B***h" 🤣

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#18

Schools Closed For 2 Weeks, Local Pizza Shop Offers Free Food For Kids

Schools Closed For 2 Weeks, Local Pizza Shop Offers Free Food For Kids

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K K
Community Member
1 month ago

I think some of these people are just trolling because they (incorrectly) think they are funny.

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Entitled people want to be different from others. But just as frequently they come across as indifferent to others. That's why they often provoke such negative responses in those they encounter, especially those they don't personally know.

If you suspect that you might also be acting like a spoiled brat sometimes, there are things you can do to overcome it:

  • Recognize the feeling of entitlement. Refuse to let it impact your life. If you have a hard time recognizing the feeling, think about other times when you felt entitled and then notice how much that feeling resembles what you're feeling now.
  • Understand that you are not entitled to anything. Unfortunately, the world does not owe you anything. Life is unfair and it's your job to make the best of what you get in life, not to complain about what you deserve but don't have.
#19

How Dare They Uphold Company Policies And Not Give Me Free Stuff?! They Will Destroy This Business!

How Dare They Uphold Company Policies And Not Give Me Free Stuff?! They Will Destroy This Business!

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Mrs. Jan Glass
Community Member
1 month ago

This is a health violation. I'm so glad the staff stuck to the regulations and didn't give this entitled a*****e a new sandwich.

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#20

Some Kind Soul Was Giving Away Free Food And This Jerk Decided It Was Not Good Enough

Some Kind Soul Was Giving Away Free Food And This Jerk Decided It Was Not Good Enough

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Trash_Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Theres literally an organic soup RIGHT THERE.

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#21

Anon Doesn’t Want To Drive A Free Bmw Or Tesla To His Wedding

Anon Doesn’t Want To Drive A Free Bmw Or Tesla To His Wedding

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Lawrencium
Community Member
1 month ago

Always result to sexist name calling when other people don't go out of their way to give you free stuff! /s

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  • Find ways to help others without expecting anything in return. How can you serve others without expecting anything in return? Simple: volunteer your time. If you want something in return for your services, consider that what you're getting is "happiness" from knowing that you have helped those less fortunate than yourself.
  • Learn the difference between needs and wants. People with a sense of entitlement have a problem distinguishing between needs and wants. This makes it very difficult to make healthy, sound decisions since you constantly want more than you need. Instead, focus on what you truly need in life and cut out what you simply want.
#22

Reverse Choosing Beggar: Offers Free Readings & Then Goes Off When Asked

Reverse Choosing Beggar: Offers Free Readings & Then Goes Off When Asked

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Fearhunter
Community Member
1 month ago

"I'm telling my dad to rape you" is the shitty top of this s**t. Wtf is from with this person?!

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#23

A Hamster Cage, That's Free....just Wow

A Hamster Cage, That's Free....just Wow

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Woah buddy

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#24

This Guy Wanted Me To Drive 3 Hours To Give Him A Free Game

This Guy Wanted Me To Drive 3 Hours To Give Him A Free Game

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Cold Contagious
Community Member
1 month ago

Just makes you want to flick their ears.

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  • Focus on what's in your control rather than what isn't. You can only control your own thoughts, feelings, actions, and responses. Stop focusing on what other people are doing or how they are responding to situations. Instead, focus on changing the things that you have some influence over in your life.
  • Practice gratitude for everything good in your life, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem at the time. Consider everything you have in your life right now: a home, family or friends, good health, etc. Take a moment to be grateful for everything that you have and realize that there are a lot of people out there who would love to trade places with you.
#25

Starting Early This Year With Those People Who Want Free Plants And Are Also Completely Insane

Starting Early This Year With Those People Who Want Free Plants And Are Also Completely Insane

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Carmel Field
Community Member
1 month ago

Some people shouldn't be allowed to opine.....I didn't say that.

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#26

Youtuber Spends Over 300 Hours In A Map And People Harassed Him Into Giving It For Free

Youtuber Spends Over 300 Hours In A Map And People Harassed Him Into Giving It For Free

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago

Super disrespectful. I'm sure he worked hard on it, it's not like he was asking for a lot of money anyway

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#27

Popular Supermarket Creates A Scheme That Will Help Children From Deprived Backgrounds Learn To Cook A Meal They'll Enjoy, For Free. Apparently That's Not Good Enough For Some People?

Popular Supermarket Creates A Scheme That Will Help Children From Deprived Backgrounds Learn To Cook A Meal They'll Enjoy, For Free. Apparently That's Not Good Enough For Some People?

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Why not donate healthy food yourself? At least they tried to actually make a difference

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  • Think about how your sense of entitlement is affecting other people in your life. How have other people been affected by your sense of entitlement? Have you unintentionally made them feel guilty or resentful because they didn't live up to your expectations? If so, remember that other people have their own lives to live and their own feelings. A person's actions toward you aren't necessarily directly tied to how much you mean to them.
  • Take care of yourself and be kind to yourself because nobody else will do it for you. It might seem counterintuitive, but one way out of self-entitlement is to be kinder to yourself. When you are feeling entitled, it can be difficult or impossible for you to take care of your own needs. Instead, you might fall into a place of self-neglect because you are expecting others to take care of you.

Following these steps might not entirely cure your sense of entitlement, but they should reduce it to a point where you won't be complaining to people who want to give you free gifts.

#28

It's Free, John

It's Free, John

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Sofie Carmine
Community Member
1 month ago

It's FrEe, John. You could have nothing

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#29

Entitled Girl Asks For Free Food, Decides She Needs Delivery As Well

Entitled Girl Asks For Free Food, Decides She Needs Delivery As Well

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Weed in the Garden
Community Member
1 month ago

Who are these entitled people?!?!?!

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#30

No More Free Lunch? Let's Boycott

No More Free Lunch? Let's Boycott

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
1 month ago

Both sides (Police and employees) are acting entitled... and ridiculous. Poor owners.

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#31

Wanting A Free TV Delivered

Wanting A Free TV Delivered

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Lawrencium
Community Member
1 month ago

You were NEVER entitled to a free TV...

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#32

Cb Asks My So To Take Apart A Futon, Strap It To The Top Of Her Car, And Deliver It. For Free

Cb Asks My So To Take Apart A Futon, Strap It To The Top Of Her Car, And Deliver It. For Free

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Weed in the Garden
Community Member
1 month ago

I think I understand why they don't have any friends to help them.

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#33

Your Free Wood Is Too Big!

Your Free Wood Is Too Big!

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Momma Panda
Community Member
1 month ago

Sometime ago we at home had wood leftover from building but good to go in the furnace. My husband offered it to a friend for free and he was happy about if. After he didn't pick it up for about a week, my busband asked why and he wanted us to deliver it to him. My busband's response was Do you want me to make a fire for you too? That wood went to someone else after that

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#34

You're Not Giving Away Enough Free Stuff

You're Not Giving Away Enough Free Stuff

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Mac 🇺🇦
Community Member
1 month ago

It's only far from where YOU live, moron!

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#35

Free Government Funded Food Package Isn’t Up To Their Standard

Free Government Funded Food Package Isn’t Up To Their Standard

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Best behave....
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

These parcels were sent out to families of kids on free school meals (and others such as disabled folk) at the beginning of lock down. It was supposed to be 2 weeks worth of lunches, and cost the taxpayer £30 each. There was less than £5 of usually poor quality food, the surplus being pocketed by the private company our corrupt Tory govt appointed to do this. It would have been cheaper and way more effective to give struggling people the money direct. No, this wasn't a rejected act of kindness and charity, it was a scam.

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