You meet someone new. It's going pretty well, you're connecting, the conversation is flowing smoothly.
Then they spy someone out the corner of their eye, make sure there's no one else within earshot, and drop an unabashedly racist comment.
What's up with that? Abhorrent behavior, right? You probably feel like backing away from them and dislike them immediately, right?
People shared the things that make them side-eye the people around them after Redditor charlieh331 asked the online community,
"What makes you instantly judge someone?"
"Had a coworker..."
"Had a coworker come with me to get lunch. They threw their trash out my window while I was driving down the road. Immediately thought less of them. To add to that she was like 'Yeah I litter don't judge me.'"
You bet I'm judging her.
"Treating food service/retail employees like garbage for no reason."
This is a big one. I have worked in food service. It's one of the most stressful jobs out there.
"I lose respect..."
"I lose respect for a person if they make fun of people but can't handle being made fun of."
They can dish it but can't take it.
Not a good look.
"Being manipulative or trying to convince me something is in my best interest when it's in that person's best interest instead."
Hahaha, oh the times I've borne witness to this. Ulterior motives are fun!
"Extra bonus scorn..."
"Standing in the middle of aisles or doors, etc., and not paying attention to anyone else coming or needing to get through. Extra bonus scorn if you actually take a tone or give a dirty look when someone dares say 'excuse me.'"
I really hate that I have been this person before no matter how hard I've tried.
"Probably to make me think..."
"When the first thing they do when they meet me is talk bad about others. Probably to make me think they are great and it's the other people that are the problem."
A major red flag. We all run into this. So I'd advise that you run away. Run away.
"I lose respect for people who go to politics and forget about their friends. It's personal. I had a very good friend but later he decided to start a political career. Stopped talking with me after that for no reason."
This is very specific.
Care to tell us how you really feel?
"Being careless or doing a sloppy job because they won't be the ones that have to deal with it."
This is especially annoying when it's done at work. Why are people so content to pass the buck?
"When they openly demand..."
"When they openly demand respect based on their age, status or position instead of earning it through their actions."
Looking at you, mean older dude who lived down the street and would yell at anyone who "talked back" to him while he ranted from his stoop.
"I have a really hard time..."
"I have a really hard time with people that cut you off mid-sentence, and completely change the subject. Then ONLY talk about what they want to talk about. The art of listening is really dying off…"
There's a simple rule to life, people. You don't need Commandments or anything. Just... don't be a jerk.
Or these people, for that matter.
It's really that simple. Just don't do it. It'll pay dividends, trust me.
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And that fanbase has opinions.
Lots and lots of opinions.
Redditor Ebo8000 wanted to know:
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"LASERS LOCK DOORS. LASERS OPEN DOORS. LASERS KNOW WHAT YOU WANT THE DOOR TO DO."
"…you shoot the bloody door panel!"
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"Almost look like those doors just exist as dramatic elements..."
"Not sure if controversial but they need to take the franchise and yeet it 200 years in the future."
Design Fail? No!
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"Bro imagine the following movies, but if they were in Star Wars universe."
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"Ford versus Ferrari - But it's podracing or swoop racing"
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"He was a cool jetpack too."
Time for the weather...
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"And just 1 biome."
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"It's still sunny."
These are the droids we're looking for.
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Fan is short for fanatic.
"Fans ruined the whole franchise."
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