Recently, Reddit user u/0_7_0 decided to find out what are the prime examples of common sense.

On July 13, they made a post on r/AskReddit, asking people "What is one 'unwritten rule' that you believe everyone should know and follow?" And it blew up.

As of this article, u/0_7_0's question has received over 3,400 comments, many of which are valuable tidbits we all should listen to. Here are some of the most upvoted ones.

#1

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) If I show you a picture on my phone, don't go swiping sideways.

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pusheen buttercup
Community Member
2 months ago

Can't upvote that enough!

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#2

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) If someone is wearing headphones and is clearly keeping to themselves, leave them alone!

Thetiredregular , Dollar Gill Report

Shea
Community Member
2 months ago

THAAAAANKKKKK YOUUUUU!!!!

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#3

Don't litter. It's really not hard to just not litter

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Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
Community Member
2 months ago

Its not hard to keep it in a pocket until you find a bin

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#4

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Don't watch loud videos on your phone at a restaurant. Can't believe this isn't common courtesy anymore

penguinmanbat , Austin Distel Report

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

And don’t have public zoom meetings! Urgh.

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#5

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) If you borrow something, return it in the same condition

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Same condition or better

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#6

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) If someone is giving you a ride, you should be ready at the door before they get there. It’s so rude to have someone waiting on you when they are doing you a favor by picking you up

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James016
Community Member
2 months ago

I went to pick up a friend on a night out. Called him when we arrived, said he'd be down in a moment. 15 mins later still nothing. Called him again and he said he was going to come down after watching Buffy. Told him he'd have to get the train and drove off.

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#7

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) The 'wave' of thank you when someone lets you in while driving in traffic. It's just polite

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Brendan
Community Member
2 months ago

I also wave to the person who waved. Double politeness lol.

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#8

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Put the shopping cart back where it GOES!

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 months ago

Yeah and stop leaving them in carpark spaces! 😡

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#9

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Just because you know someone who does something for a living, that doesn't automatically mean they owe you a discount if you ask for their services.

mstaff388 , Allef Vinicius Report

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't do art for a living but I do take commissions sometimes and this bothers me so heckin much...

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#10

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) If you want to go for a hike and listen to music, come with earphones or headphones. Don't blast loud music.

AgeOfWomen , sweetlouise Report

Diddlybop
Community Member
2 months ago

Uh huh it's so annoying especially if you are listening to music yourself and you can hear their crappy radio over your peaceful tunes

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#11

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Quit pissing on public toilet seats. And if you do, at least have the decency to wipe it up

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
2 months ago

Or leaving little drops on the seat. Even if it's by accident, no one else wants to wipe it off so they can sit.

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#12

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Chew with your mouth closed.

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Piet Puk
Community Member
2 months ago

And don't talk with food in your mouth.

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#13

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Don't just show up randomly at someone's house. Call, text, or otherwise reach out and positivity confirm that it's okay before heading to someone else's home.

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~hUmMuS vIbEs~
Community Member
2 months ago

I have some really close friends that we're comfortable enough to just rock up to each others houses, but don't do that unless it's someone you know won't have a problem with it.

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#14

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) When you have a complaint with a retail store or business, please remember that the person you are speaking too (or yelling at sadly) is just the one that happened to pick up the phone or is standing at the till. they likely have nothing to do with what went wrong and have little sway in what can be done to help. They dont need to be yelled and screamed at for something they did not do or is under the control of a corporate office/higher up.

sebastianrileyt2 , Mimzy Report

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
2 months ago

I always talk in a polite and friendly manner when making complaints. I have found they are more likely to go above and beyond to help. And always thank them afterwards and compliment their ability to help as it makes their day.

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#15

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Don’t touch pregnant people’s bellies.

What is it about being pregnant that suddenly makes other people feel entitled to touch you without asking.

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

You shouldn’t be touching other people anywhere, not their hair, not there butt not their stomach, nothing… not unless you ask first

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#16

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) PERSONAL SPACE (even when not in a pandemic)

keri112493 , Austin Distel Report

Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
Community Member
2 months ago

I really care about personal space. Its one of the most important things

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#17

Don't leave perishable items in random aisles or at the checkout. You're wasting food and driving prices up.

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Norma
Community Member
2 months ago

I can't believe we've fallen so far that this even happens. It saddens me.

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#18

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Stand back before boarding a bus, subway, metro, or elevator so that those on can get off quickly without having to wait for you to back up first

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

This goes for doors, elevators and escalators and everything else where people should be allowed to get off of a moving thing before you get on.

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#19

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) On an escalator, stand on the right so people can walk on the left.

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jjdubs W
Community Member
2 months ago

Unless in a left-side driving country. In those countries, it tends to be the opposite.

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#20

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) If u borrow even a damn dollar and promise to bring it back, bring it back

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Michelle M
Community Member
2 months ago

People, pls don't lend money you can't give. Meaning that you shouldn't go out of your way to lend what you can't afford to give. That way, if the person doesn't return it, you won't be broke. Thank you

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#21

Double flush if you must. Nobody wants to see your poop crumbs.

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Amy Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

Poop Crumbs lol! Just honked and spat my tea out. Getting funny looks now. Agreed, it is mank

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#22

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Never comment a person's weight, if they lost it, if they gained some. It's just very rude either way.

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

All you have to do is say you look good you don’t have to specify what part looks good or why

Phil Vaive
Community Member
2 months ago

You don't even have to say that. If you want to compliment someone for how they look, compliment a choice they made that day. "I like your eye shadow!" or "Great shirt!" Just generally saying "you look good" emphasizes the idea that just general attractiveness is important, and can make some worry about the idea that if they DON'T receive that comment all the time, they must not look good, and therefore have no value.

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Jjiinnee
Community Member
2 months ago

.."Wow, you lost weight!! You look GREAT now. " ...( Anxiety me, who struggles with weight and esteem takes this as a sign that I looked like s@#T before, and that everyone around me must have been judging me, tossing me right back into depression.)

Phil Vaive
Community Member
2 months ago

EXACTLY.

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Brendan
Community Member
2 months ago

That's interesting. Obviously, I'd never tell someone that they had put on weight, but I have, on occasions, complimented people for losing weight. I had no idea some people would find it rude.

Dodo
Community Member
2 months ago

It depends why they're losing it. If they've mentioned they're dieting/working out etc, it's probably OK to say. If they haven't said anything, it might be cancer or some other illness.

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I’m A Black Cat
Community Member
2 months ago

I've always thought it was a bad idea to just compliment someone's weight loss. It's like when someone is complemented for looking good after losing weight for me it always sounds like before that person looked less good.

Phil Vaive
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly. And what happens to their self esteem if they gain that weight back??

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SCamp
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh man, upvote by 100, I hate this, it is the ultimate rudeness. I had someone say I’d put on weight and so I commented they’d gotten greyer (only because they said what they did, petty I know) - the look I got!!

WildHoneyPie
Community Member
2 months ago

Brilliant!

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Kitti B.
Community Member
2 months ago

There is a colleague who just keeps commenting on my weight saying: 'oh, you lost a lot of weight. Please don't loose more, you are thin already' Annoys me so much. Yes, I lost 10 kilos, I'm proud of it but please don't make it like it is unhealthy while you are twice as big as I am. Thank you.

Phil Vaive
Community Member
2 months ago

Ugh, the worst. They feel shitty about themselves but they're trying to make you seem like you're wrong. That's the worst type of bully. My unsolicited advice is to tell them that you find their comments unprofessional and that they are to stop now. Don't make it a question or a request. Just make it a condition of talking to you.

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Ivana
Community Member
2 months ago

I don't like comments on appearance period. The only exception I can think of is hair cuts, people like when their hair cuts are complemented. But don't tell me I'm pretty, don't say I look nice, don't tell me I have nice eyes, just don't, it makes me incredibly uncomfortable and it is really uncomfortable at work. Cloths are fine, but comments about any part of my body just is unwelcome. Got a lot of sexual harassment starting from the age of 12 and it just triggers anger in me that people feel like I want their opinion about my looks. I don't blow a lid or anything when it happens, but inside I am seething. I know people mean the best normally, but decades of being cat called and groped has made all comments unwelcome.

Phil Vaive
Community Member
2 months ago

I've gotten into the mindset of only commenting on a choice they made that day, or on something that can be fixed in 10 seconds. Like "Hey I love your eye shadow today!" Or "heads up, you have something caught in your teeth!" If it doesn't fit into either of those categories, it doesn't come up. Weight, muscle mass, even hair cuts (today's style, maybe, but not the cut itself) are off the table.

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Leigh C.
Community Member
2 months ago

Very rude. And don't just assume a woman is pregnant because she has some weight on her waist. People tend to gain weight weird and I'm quite sure they know.

pelemele
Community Member
2 months ago

Not necessarily: I remember an overweight coworker who was not doing well and struggled with it for a long time. A few months later, she lost weight and felt much better in her head and in her body. We pointed out to her that she looked much better to us. She confirmed it and was very happy to see that she was being taken care of.

Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

Did you know she was busy losing weight before saying something or did she just lose weight and she confirmed she was indeed busy losing weight?

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Dodo
Community Member
2 months ago

I see both sides of this. I have a close friend who's a recovering anorexic. She hates people commenting on her weight, obviously, but even 'you look good' means 'you've put on weight' to her. On the flip side, I lost a ton of weight and, because of my friend, nobody actually mentioned it. They messaged her to ask if I was OK but nobody actually said 'oh wow, you went from morbidly obese to a 27 BMI, you look amazing!' I would have loved that.

Phil Vaive
Community Member
2 months ago

It's nobody's responsibility to make you feel good about yourself, but honestly, if it was that drastic and you knew people were worried about your health, then bring it up. Say "I know I've lost a lot of weight, and I'm doing it with the guidance of my doctor / coach / nutritionist, so there's no need to worry!" That opens the door for people to compliment you if you would like it. I actually really respect the people in your life for learning from their past mistakes with your anorexic friend. I hope she's doing okay, and I'm happy for you that you have taken steps to make yourself look and feel better!

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Potatogamers2
Community Member
2 months ago

Unless you're in a weightloss group hehe

Monday
Community Member
2 months ago

An excellent point...feedback there would definitely be appreciated.

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Elsker
Community Member
2 months ago

same as pregnancy's. when are you having babies, are you pregnant, this may be to personal si just dont start about it until someone mentions it themselves

Phil Vaive
Community Member
2 months ago

I won't ask a woman if she's pregnant even if she's actively giving birth in front of me.

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Jay Bee
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh come on.

Ryan-James O'Driscoll
Community Member
2 months ago

There are exceptions if they have told you they are trying to lose/gain weight and you notice they have.

Leslie Burleson
Community Member
2 months ago

Is it rude to say somebody lost weight? I have to lose close to 50 pounds, and if nobody mentions it after I succeed I will cry lol

Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago

As I said in a previous comment here, it depends how well you know that person and what kind of relationship you have. If you're friendly and know, more or less, even superficially, about their over all health and interests, then it's usually not rude. Especially if you know they've been trying. If you're not sure, but feel the need to mention it, or you're curious, then I'd suggest to be descrete about it. Otherwise, it can be rude because this person might have a health condition, or an eating disorder, and then it can get awkward hearing comments about their weight.

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
2 months ago

My friends love when I comment that they lost weight. They put a lot of effort into making diet. If I don't notice and said something they will be pisst ad lost motivation.

Catherine Green
Community Member
2 months ago

If you know they are actively trying to loose weight in a healthy way then sure but just be cautious. I lost a lot of weight to to illness and was miserable. Every time someone would comment on my loss it was just another reminder that I was getting worse and losing my life. These remarks seem innocent but are really damaging

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iBlank
Community Member
2 months ago

I totally agree... weight is such a bad thing to obsess about. We don't need any more insecurities added to anyone's plate. BUT, find something else to compliment. The world needs more positivity! AND, even if it's an ill-fitted compliment, at least acknowledge that the other person is trying to make you feel better.

Calypso poet
Community Member
2 months ago

I have found myself going out of my comfort zone and complimenting strangers on hair, outfits, well behaved children... I am plus sized and had bought a sundress at target because the weather was unexpectedly hot. Walking downtown Cincy a woman on a patio of a restaurant went out of her way to tell me how much she loved my dress. I felt so great that night! It is a great dress and I still love it and get compliments. Best $20 spent at Target.

Eithne Griffiths
Community Member
2 months ago

I always knew when I put on a few pounds,my MIL would say "you look well"

zovjraar me
Community Member
2 months ago

well, one of my coworkers is on a diet specifically to lose weight and asked if we noticed any difference, and she looks great! so from then on, i would always tell her if she looked thinner. PS she is losing weight for health reasons and not trying to get an unhealthy weight, we've talked about it the office and don't want anyone being unhealthy.

I’m A Black Cat
Community Member
2 months ago

Exactly! Just don't comment. Period

Jason Boling
Community Member
2 months ago

Being told you have lost weight is often the motivation one needs to keep doing it or feel good about having done it.

Phil Vaive
Community Member
2 months ago

In fact, Jason, someone posted this two comments below yours (an hour before you): Jjiinnee 3 hours ago .."Wow, you lost weight!! You look GREAT now. " ...( Anxiety me, who struggles with weight and esteem takes this as a sign that I looked like s@#T before, and that everyone around me must have been judging me, tossing me right back into depression.)

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Daria B
Community Member
2 months ago

Depends on your level of proximity, but I agree.

jjdubs W
Community Member
2 months ago

And really none of your business!

David Kimmel
Community Member
2 months ago

Why, did you think I was fat?!?!?!?

Denise Mclean
Community Member
2 months ago

True !

Janelle Collard
Community Member
2 months ago

I always try to tell women "I like your shoes!" (or bag or scarf.)

Smelli Mel
Community Member
2 months ago

Absolutely, what if they haven't lost any and your well intentioned compliment that they have actually makes them feel worse?

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 months ago

Or mention to someone they look tired. They might be feeling great & that just ruins it.

grace koncsics
Community Member
2 months ago

Nah, when I lost weight I never thought it was rude when people complimented me. most people don't and actually most are pleased

Karen Scheltema
Community Member
2 months ago

Also, there could be a medical issue that has led to weight loss/gain.

Mac
Community Member
2 months ago

I appreciate this one being brought up. I am a female and about 5’ 4. I used to be 150 almost all muscle. I looked bigger/thicker than most girls my age/height but I was very Healy and the most confident I had ever been. I got sick and lost 20 lbs about a year ago and haven’t been able to go it back in any way. It’s very difficult for me because I no longer feel as strong and as confident as I use to. People think telling someone “oh you lost weight!” Is always a compliment but it’s not. I don’t like how I look and I think it’s important people don’t comment on weight/size gain/loss.

TimesNewLogan
Community Member
2 months ago

Unless you know they're trying to lose/gain weight, and you can see it's working. Asked a co-worker if he had lost weight, since he looked thinner, and he said I had just made his entire day, because he had, in fact, been trying to for several weeks.

Jennie Stadler
Community Member
2 months ago

LOL, and don't say "you look tired". Just hearing that makes me feel tired and I then assume I must look like crap.

Morgan Carpenter
Community Member
2 months ago

I used to tell people "You look really happy" as a compliment and it usually went over well. You never know why someone's weight is fluctuating so don't go there.

The Cute Cat
Community Member
2 months ago

Not in every place.. In mine, it is just a fun chit-chat.. People in here if being said getting weight is mean that they have a better living from the past.. For example if you getting marry and then so happy then you will tend to be gain weight from all delicious meal prepared by your wife or husband.. In my place most people never goes to gym and never consider body building is paramount

Sammy Wilson
Community Member
2 months ago

no if you lost some and someone says something about it then its normmally a compliment you imbuzl!

NWB
Community Member
2 months ago

I find saying you look well works ok, say I love that top, shoes, eyeshadow etc

Toasty
Community Member
2 months ago

I disagree with this. I work hard to stay in shape, especially since I was overweight throughout my twenties. I am very pleased when someone comments about my weight in a positive manner.

Léa Haupaix
Community Member
2 months ago

Unless you specifically know this person purposefully made effort to lose weight and they managed to do it, then giving them some recognition will probably make their day!

Holly Allen
Community Member
2 months ago

My mom does this a lot. She told someone they looked good because they lost weight, their response was "well I had cancer so..." There is no need for this

Glirpy
Community Member
2 months ago

Except I've known many women that get mad if you don't comment when they lost weight.

Xatia L
Community Member
2 months ago

Then they’re immature. It’s not other people’s jobs to indulge people like that.

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Rachel
Community Member
2 months ago

Nah if someone close to me lost weight I'm pointing it out and congratulating. My sister has lost a lot of weight after trying for years, and I told her how thin she's looking, and I know she appreciates it. People you barely know, yeah I would just keep comments about their weight loss in my head.

Samantha Dugan
Community Member
2 months ago

WTF. I've lost over 40lbs in the pandemic and I'm so proud of myself. I WANT people to comment. Stop pushing your insecurities on the rest of us.

Xatia L
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Why don’t you stop putting so much importance on compliments from random strangers? That sounds insecure to me.

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Shelby P
Community Member
2 months ago

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Treessimontrees
Community Member
2 months ago

I just don't say anything about anyone anymore unless they have food on their face.

Mrs Broccoli
Community Member
2 months ago

People use to say: you have to eat this cake, you're too slim. I use to answer back that you are too fat.

...
Community Member
2 months ago

If people lose weight, they want to be acknowledged for their efforts and accomplishments. Only a weirdo would disagree.

Xatia L
Community Member
2 months ago

Not if it’s due to depression or disease. Some also don’t like it because they feel it’s framed as “you look so good now, you looked so awful before!” If you don’t know their situation it’s best to just not comment.

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#23

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Don't talk loudly on the phone while you're in public transportation, it's super uncomfortable for everyone

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Otter
Community Member
2 months ago

Or at least be aware that some people regard your loud conversation as as free entertainment.

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#24

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Wear deodorant if you are out in public

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Some people have medical conditions where they either can not wear deodorant or the deodorant won’t help. I would rather smell a human than a sickening perfume all day

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#25

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Give up your seat to the pregnant lady on the bus/train (or to anyone else who needs it. Don't take up two seats because you like to put your feet/bag up).

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Otter
Community Member
2 months ago

I remember seeing a lady with a walker give up a handicapped spot for a man in an electric wheelchair. If she can do it, everyone else can do it.

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#26

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Never ask a person if they're pregnant. It's just rude and you never know their medical history.

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Alexia
Community Member
2 months ago

Similarly, never ask when they plan to have a child, or why they don't have children already. It's not your business and you don't know what trauma you may unveil. Maybe they had a miscarriage, maybe they did have a child who died at birth, or maybe they have been struggling to get pregnant.

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#27

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) If you borrow a friends car or truck, always return it with a full tank of gas.

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jjdubs W
Community Member
2 months ago

At minimum, fill it to where it was when you borrowed it.

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#28

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) The last one to go to bed has to turn all the lights off

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

Well then the cats got some learning to do

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#29

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) When someone else is paying the bill, you shouldn't order something very pricey. (It's understandable if something expensive is the only thing you are able to eat.)

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Dee gee
Community Member
2 months ago

If you're sharing the bill and you clearly spent more than everyone else.. . Make sure you insist on paying the difference.

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#30

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) When you are shopping/looking for clothes and suddenly decide you don't want it anymore, put it back where you found it. Don't just dump it somewhere — it makes life hard for both workers who are cleaning up and the customers looking for something to buy.

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Adi A.
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Actually not, in a lot of stores you have a designated area near the cabins where you should leave them. Especially during the pandeminc it is not so smart to put your clothes back with the others after you have tried them on, they could carry nasty things.

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#31

If you make an appointment and can’t keep it, cancel or let someone know. I manage sales for a car dealership and we thrive on appointments. We understand things come up, just let us know. That simple gesture goes a long way.

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Jenny McKeown
Community Member
2 months ago

Car salesmen can be very pushy though! My mum ended up making an appointment because the person talking to her wouldn't take no for an answer but she had no intention of buying the car and didn't attend. I understand what you're saying but she didn't want to have to ring and engage with him again, having been intimidated into making the initial appointment.

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#32

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) If your advice or opinion wasn’t asked for, don’t give it.

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Scott T Brynildsen
Community Member
2 months ago

I believe it's called a conversation. People have been having them for a very VERY long time. People need to stop making everything about them.

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#33

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) If you are going to talk with someone about your problems/issues, do a quick check-in first. Like, 'Are you in a good space for me to talk this out with you?' I’ve used it a few times, and I think just the basic courtesy of asking is such a relief to people!

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Dee gee
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2 months ago

I don't know about other cultures but in the UK this is pointless advice. There is NO Way anyone would respond to this by saying "actually no I'm in a s**t mood" we'd just grin and bear it either way.

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#34

The last of any food/drink is reserved for whoever bought said food/drink

Always leave stuff cleaner than it was when you got to it (campsites, AirBnBs, anything shared with people really)

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K Killian
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2 months ago

With the ridiculous cleaning fees that Airbnb's often charge, I'm not certain why I should be doing the cleaning for them.

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#35

If someone can't fix an aspect of their appearance in five minutes or less, don't mention it.

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Mazer
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2 months ago

Wait…what??? Is this a thing?

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#36

If you’re about to turn the light on in a dark room and someone is there, you have to announce what you’re about to do so the person doesn’t get a surprise. I feel like it’s really disrespectful to turn the light on without announcing it

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James016
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2 months ago

My wife and I do this when it gets dark so that we can prepare our eyes.

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#37

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) When walking through a store, treat the aisles like lanes on a road. Keep to the right.

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Aroace tiger (any pronouns)
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2 months ago

What if I'm in England?

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#38

Don't bombard people with a ton of taking when they obviously feel tired and overwhelmed, they are having enough trouble with their own stuff, to deal with all of your stuff.

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Mazer
Community Member
2 months ago

You need to speak up if you’re tired. Not put it on others, you may think it’s obvious to other people and they may not be seeing what you think they’re seeing

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#39

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Never drink the last beer if you didn't buy them.

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Scott T Brynildsen
Community Member
2 months ago

Someone on a budget wrote this. If you're offered the last beer, you get the last beer.

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#40

People Are Sharing "Unwritten Rules" Of Life That Everyone Should Be Aware Of (40 Answers) Always space out by one urinal in the restroom.

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Charles Amoranto
Community Member
2 months ago

And dont look at the others while peeing

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