People on Reddit were asked: "In what small, meaningless ways do you rebel?" These are some of the best answers.
30. Right out of the gate, we're blasphemous
I don't say bless you if someone sneezes.
29. I think we all know what this guy's talking about
I always ask for a "small" (or "medium" or "large") when I'm in [a certain coffee shop].
28. Someone always has to go the extra mile
I never click the Sponsored search result on Google. Always scroll down to the second link, taking me to the same place in double the time.
27. Some thing are easier to rebel for than others
My work requires dress shoes to be worn at all times.
I bought black slippers that I wear around the office and claim they're suede, and management and coworkers believe it.
26. Not all heroes wear capes
I'm a large muscular man. When I see some [jerk] taking up waaaaay too much room on the subway, I sit down right next to them. RIGHT next to them.
I have a hookup with a certain lunch lady in the cafeteria at work. She tucks the more expensive cheeses in the middle of my grilled cheese so they don't spill out. I think it saves me ten cents... Grand theft pimiento.
24. A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do
My work truck is infested with bed bugs. My boss refuses to treat it because he thinks that it's coming from the patients I transport. So, whenever I find a bed bug, I save it live in a jar and release it into his office. When his office is infested, he'll do something about it.
23. Slow down there, criminal!
In high school I wore clear nail polish and hid necklaces underneath my shirt. I was cool.
22. I don't need your help, thank you very much
When Google search predicts what I'm going to type, I finish typing it myself. Get over yourself. You don't know me.
21. I think we've all done this one
When I was in high school, whenever I asked the teacher "Can I go to the bathroom?" and they answered with "I don't know, can you?" I just left the room and went.
20. Could the self-aware millennial in the back please stand up?
I refuse to use shorthand and emojis in text messages.
19. We've all been there, girlfriend
I am a woman of childbearing age. Sometimes, on Facebook, when my friends post a quote of their child saying, or photo of them doing, something adorable/hilarious/brilliant like noticing bugs exist, reflecting on eating a piece of celery, or standing in the presence of their sibling, I don't "like" it. Sometimes, even with my best friends I do this. Take that dominant paradigm!
18. Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky
I do print design, and sometimes when my boss asks me to move something just a little bit to the left and I feel like they're making changes just for the sake of making changes, I don't move it at all. They always accept these "changes."
17. Okay, did not see this one coming!
I quote communist rhetoric to babies and toddlers hoping one of them will absorb it and one day start a revolution.
16. This guy just did not give a single crap
I got really tired of over an hour long commute to my office where I literally don't work with anyone there. So one day last November I stopped coming into the office. Nobody has said a word, and I was promoted in January.
15. This one took it too far
I signed up for Club Penguin without my parent's explicit permission.
14. If this is how he rebelled as a kid, I'd hate to see him today
When I was a kid I said a cuss word once, and my parents made me go to my room. They came in and gave me a bar of soap and told me that I had 10 minutes to lick the soap, and if they came back and I still hadn't licked it then I would be in more trouble. Out of spite I ate the entire bar of soap, and safe to say ever since I've been allowed to say whatever I want.
13. Don't try this at home kids. Seriously. (Seriously)
I use Qtips to clean my ears.
12. You never really understood me, MOM!
Ever since I was a little girl, my mother has been begging me to get my ears pierced. I actually kind of like the idea of getting them pierced, but it just annoys me that she's asking me to undergo this (somewhat) painful procedure just to make her happy. So I've quietly decided that every time she brings it up, I will refuse to consider piercing my ears for at least the next 6 months. I'm now in my mid 20s and still haven't done it.
11. This girl knows what's up
I'm a defense attorney and when I write motions and appeals in federal court I don't capitalize the "g" in "government" when referring to it as a party. It's pretty [dope].
10. We've all been there, Smee. Some of us every day.
Poop on company time. Saves on TP, too!
9. If you've ever forgotten to buy a ticket, this man is your hero
If I'm not in a rush and the transit cops are checking tickets, I act as sketchy as I can so they pick me, and then fumble and act like I can't find my pass until everyone's off the train platform. Then I suddenly remember that my monthly pass was in my pocket the whole time.
Broke people shouldn't get fines for riding public transit. Ride on, poor folks, ride on.
8. Shocker *yawn*
I don't safely remove my USB device.
7. I wish this one came with a picture
Some coven of old ladies is on a committee at my work that decides random things for the building and they decided to ban yoga pants. It's warehouse work and a lot of my female coworkers were understandably upset as trying to bend in any direction while wearing jeans can be difficult. So I, a 30-year-old 130lb male have been wearing my girlfriend's yoga pants and leggings to work everyday, for a WEEK now.
6. Eventually "rebelling" is just part of your everyday life
My company's dress code is very strict, but does not contain anything about the condition of clothes (wrinkly, ironed). I haven't ironed in years, and I still keep getting promoted despite it being mentioned on every PR.
5. Is this rebelling or just flat out logic?
I just lather and rinse. Repeating is a plot by big shampoo to sell more product.
4. Some people go the extra mile just to rub it in
I don't drink alcohol.
I used to say I don't like the taste, and then I said that I was taking medication and drinking alcohol while on it was a no-no. But people are just so disturbed by the prospect of me not drinking, and it's just so funny to me, that I decided to just go full [out] with it. I don't drink precisely because it bothers people, and it's hilarious.
3. Show 'em who's boss!
When a client pisses me off I don't capitalize the first letter in their name when I bill them.
2. This guy just doesn't give a crap
I work at a restaurant. If customers are loud and/or obnoxious, I draw ketchup penises on their burgers, or whisper "screw you" to their pancakes as I flip them.
1. Meaningless doesn't mean thoughtless <3
When I see a meter maid coming down the street, I quickly put one coin in each expired meter and actually prevent them from getting a ticket. A dime, nickel or quarter means nothing to me but a 66 freakin' dollar ticket for an expired meter really blows and could ruin someone's day. I know from experience because a few years ago my ticket expired at 3:31, I arrived back to my car at 3:35 after waiting in a long line in the store and had received a ticket with the time stamp of 3:32. They had to be sitting there WAITING for me to expire.
It's a thankless little gesture but I don't know... if it exists, maybe the good karma will come back to me. Also, I like to think they didn't get their extortion money.