Our upbringings are different, and as such, our behavior towards others varies wildly.

For example, how we treat our fellow humans is indicative of what rules we follow.

What do we consider to be polite? What do we consider to be an unwritten rule that we must follow?

These questions dicate how we act and what we consider the most important.

So it can seriously dig under our skin when someone doesn't follow those unwritten rules.


Reddit user, HAXposed, wanted to know what they wished everyone already knew when they asked:

"What's an unspoken rule that annoys you when people don't know about it?"

We've had smart phones as a common piece of day to day living for a while now, right?

That means we should all know the following rules when you decide to use your phone in public or when you see someone using their phone.

Last Thing You Want To Do Is Say Something Embarrassing

"Let people know when you have them on speakerphone!"

"Especially when your husband/wife/partner/friend/any other human is within earshot."

blueshiftglass

Wait, People Actually Do This?

"When someone hands you their phone to use, don't f-cking go through it. It's rude."

Sensitive_Suspect_69

"100% this."

"Years ago, I left my tablet at a friends for like half hour and when I got back, his room mate was laughing going through my photos."

"They accused me of overreacting when I went f-cking apesh-t."

"Had a bit of petty revenge when the same dude traded in my friends games and my friend got pissy. I smugly told him he was overreacting."

SephariusX

Notice The Things In My Ears Blocking The Sound?

"If you see me taking off my headphones to listen and answer your question, then [immediately] put them on again... 5 TIMES... it clearly means that I'm just being polite, not that I'm interested in talking to you, so STOP ASKING ME QUESTIONS."

V02D

There Are Other People Around You

"Don’t play music out loud from your mobile phones on public transportation. I get that you’re going to have a boring ride but don’t ruin everyone else’s."

AJSK18

"Or kids games. Turn the volume off in the train or waiting room. Or restaurant."

JL1186

Here's something that might shock some people.

When you're at the grocery store, or in a deli, or literally anywhere where other people need to buy products, you are surrounded by other people.

At Least Stand Off To The Side? Bare Minimum, People

"Standing in f-cking doorways, go in or out, but get the f-ck out of the way."

Lonesomeplum

"To add on to this, having a full f-cking conversation right in front of the door or in a small hallway then getting offended when your expected to f-cking move."

PizzaTime666

Damn It, Sharon!

"Move your cart to the side of the aisle when looking for groceries, don't hog up the middle. 'Oh, of course I'll wait for you to pick out a flavor of beans, Sharon, take your time!'"

Electrical_Potato_21

"Also, if they ask who's next at the deli and you haven't decided yet - don't say you're next and have a five minute discussion about what you may or may not want."

xvf9

And then there's these rules to follow to make you a more respectable member of today's society.

Just pay people back.

It's that simple.

Don't hold money from people who rightfully deserve it.

What Does It Mean?

"Respect people's right to say no. It's okay to ask someone for something, or to do something, or whatever - but if they say no, don't pester them or guilt trip them. People who pressure their friends are kind of garbage friends."

rgrwilcocanuhearme

"One thing that annoys me is when somebody asks for something, I say no, then they say please. I didn't say no because you were rude enough to not use your manners. I said no because I didn't want to."

ObserveTheGreyArea

Pay. Your. Artists.

"Don’t ask people to do their job for free, even if you’re friends or family."

Inkoko

"As a semi-pro photographer I get "invited" to a lot of events/parties/gatherings from too many "friends"/acquaintances."

"You're going to bring your camera right?"

"Yeah, for $100 p/h..."

str8dwn

Get Them Back Sooner Rather Than later

"If someone pays for something for you (I'm not talking about as a gift, I just mean 'We can't split the bill here so I'll pay and you can pay me your half later', 'I'll buy both of our concert tickets now and you can revolut me for it later', etc) you really shouldn't make them ask you to pay them back. Ideally not even once, but especially not two or three times."

"If I owe someone money like that I make sure to pay them back as soon as I can and let them know once I've done it. I have a friend who I know is not short on money, but I stopped offering to pay for things for him in situations like the above because he just forgets and makes you ask him two or even three times before he does it. I really think that's not fair to people. You're putting them in an uncomfortable position."

ladyblithe

Hopefully This WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC Will Change A Few Minds

"Warn people that you/your kid is sick before turning up at their house/interacting with them. Chicken pox, flu, hand foot and mouth, stomach bug all caught by my toddler in the last 12months and could have been avoided."

Medium-Raspberry1122

"My 11mo got covid and a stomach bug in the last 3 months. Both could also be avoided because people already had symptoms before seeing us."

"I am mad now so I am not sure when we gonna see the in-laws again..."

no_user_name8

Don't be a jerk.

How about that? Simplified for everyone to follow.

Be considerate of your fellow humans and maybe, just maybe, don't blast heavy metal from your phone on a train ride.

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