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The world is full of double standards that complicate the lives of men and women alike, but the ones that don't explicitly rely on gender expectations are equally annoying, as we learned when Redditor PunchBeard asked: "What are some "Double Standards" that don't involve gender?"


"I always find it amusing..."

I always find it amusing that when I purchase chemicals for my company, I can order some real crazy sh!t, or stuff that can be used to do/make/synthesize crazy sh!t, without raising an eyebrow or having to submit documentation or business records because hey, we've got an account so it must be legit.

But when I order good old 99.9% ethanol, which is really cheap for us because it's tax-exempt since we're using it for industrial purposes rather than drinking it for entertainment, there's a mountain of additional paperwork attesting to the above.

ThadisJones

"When I went to Japan..."

When I went to Japan, I was heckled by my friends if I went and had American food. Yet, when the same groups of friends went out with Japanese guests here in the States, we ALWAYS only went out to Japanese food. WTF?

firefly416

"I have lots of experience..."

I have lots of experience (like they are asking) but the employer thinks I'm too old for the job.

sonia72quebec

"My parents say..."

My parents say that our generation only does stuff so that we can take a picture and post it, and then whenever we go do something, my parents take a ton of pictures so that they can post them.

SupremeLeaderTang

"Employers who expect you..."

Employers who expect you to stay late for hours of overtime on their whim but get mad if you're even 5 minutes late in the morning. If I'm flexible for them I think its fair to be flexible for me. Such a nit-picky thing to destroy morale when its already so bad from being forced to work late! Luckily that was my old job and I'm in a better place now.

IMakePrettyThings

"Cities and states..."

Cities and states telling us to conserve water by watering less. Some people comply and they end up getting fined by their city for having a dead or dying lawn. City and state buildings have the greenest lawns around because they water round the clock. Early morning, high noon, and in the evening. Half the sprinklers are usually over spraying in the middle of road.

sauerpatchkid

"Anyone else overdoses..."

Celebrity overdoses: Such a tragedy. Addiction is a disease.

Anyone else overdoses: f*cking junkie, what did they expect would happen?

FancyStegosaurus

"No one cares..."

No one cares if you are reading a book/newspaper and not talking to anyone. Do the same thing on your phone though...

myles_cassidy

"I'm generally..."

I'm generally expected to give 2 weeks notice if I'm going to be quitting a job. However, if said job wants to get rid of me, they can do it with absolutely no notice, and often with a bullsh*t reason.

izeil1

"If I finish..."

If I finish a 9-5 and want a glass of wine after work to relax, that's perfectly normal.

If I'm working a night shift and want a glass of wine after work to relax, I must have a drinking problem because it's 8am and I'm opening a bottle of rosé.

Portarossa

There's something about seeing a person litter that drives me up the wall. I remember being younger and being explicitly told to hold on to my trash and not just throw it in the street.

As a kid, I distinctly remember being made fun of for not just throwing the bag of chips I'd just eaten or an empty soda bottle into the gutter.

I can't imagine doing that. Why?! We truly treat this planet as if we have somewhere else to go. And yes, it says a lot about people who do that.

Turns out I'm not the only one with strongly held opinions. People shared their thoughts after Redditor Acrobatic_Western_67 asked the online community,

"What's something that makes you instantly dislike someone?"
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The world has changed significantly in the last twenty years. Back in the day, you could just step out of the house and be gone all day and no one could contact you unless they were back home or used a payphone.

Nowadays, people expect us to be connected all the time, which is super frustrating in its own way. But it's hard to imagine the world as it was before, right? And it's pretty wild that we just accepted it for so long, that is until technology advanced enough!

Society has changed... for better or worse. People shared their observations after Redditor Silkhide asked the online community,

"What was the most f**ked up thing that was generally accepted twenty years ago?"
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Is it ever okay to keep a secret from your parents?

It's been said that what people don't know won't hurt them, and that can certainly depend on the circumstances. But some secrets aren't all sad, dark, and depressing. Some are quite wholesome, believe it or not!

And sometimes your parent might be in on the secret. That's right. One parent.

People were keen to share their experiences after Redditor TheCripdalorian asked the online community,

"What’s one secret you and a parent have kept from the other parental figure?"
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Whether it's a fad product from Instagram or something for that hobby you just know you'll start doing one day, it's easy to buy things that seem useful and then just never use them.

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