People Are Sharing The ‘Unwritten Rules’ Everyone Should Follow (16 Posts)

Recently Redditor u/0_7_0 asked:

“What is one ‘unwritten rule’ that you believe everyone should know and follow?” 

Some of the responses were absolutely inspiring—we should all take a note!

1. Watch your swipe

“If I show you a picture on my phone, don’t go swiping sideways.”


2. Borrow

“If you borrow something, return it in the same condition.”


3. Stand back

“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.” —u/Lightmareman


“Don’t watch loud videos on your phone at a restaurant. Can’t believe this isn’t common courtesy anymore.” —u/penguinmanbat

5. Zzzz.

“The last one to go to bed has to turn all the lights off.”—u/Rebeca2277

6. Stop asking for discounts

“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.”


7. Be at their door

“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.”


8. Leave it

“If someone is wearing headphones and is clearly keeping to themselves, leave them the fuck alone!”


9. Ew.

“Quit pissing on public toilet seats. And if you do, at least have the decency to wipe it up.”


10. Do the wave

“The ‘wave’ of thank you when someone lets you in while driving in traffic. It’s just polite.”—u/dishyboii

11. Stand aside

“On an escalator, stand on the right so people can walk on the left.”


12. Check in

“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!”


13. Reracks!

“Re-rack your weights.”


14. Order cheaply

“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.)”


15. Put it back

“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.”


16. Lanes

“When walking through a store, treat the aisles like lanes on a road. Keep to the right.”