13 People Share the Unwritten Rules Of Life That Many People Refuse to Follow

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There are a lot of written rules in life—they’re called laws. You know—stealing from a store or drinking underage. Most of these are well known. However, there are lots of unwritten rules as well—ones that feel like they should be common sense enough to abide by. Problem is, most people don’t.

In a recent BuzzFeed post, people shared the top “unwritten rule” of life that a lot of people don’t follow. Here are the top responses.

  1. Don’t Cruise in the Left Lane

    “Left is to pass. Left is to pass. Left is to pass. If you cruise in the left lane to ‘pass,’ the other vehicle going around barely 1 mph above their speed, you are a douche. If you don’t comprehend that left is to pass, especially on the expressway, you are 100% the cause for traffic jams.”

  2. Don’t Have Side Conversations At a Big Event

    “People at a concert, sporting event, movie talking amongst themselves, holding loud conversations, like they are sitting at home on the couch, oblivious that they are in public and there are people all around them that want to see and enjoy the event and their rudeness are so distracting. Happens everywhere, all the time.”

  3. Jaywalk Faster

    “When jaywalking and someone stops or slows down to let you cross, don’t walk slowly, don’t meander, hurry the hell up and get out of their way ASAP.”

  4. Don’t Pause After an Escalator Ride

    “When getting off an escalator, don’t stop to see where you are going. There are people behind you. Keep it moving.”

  5. Keep Red-Light Gaps Small

    “Stop leaving multi-car–sized gaps in front of your car when you stop at a red light. I’m not talking about when someone doesn’t block a business driveway, i.e., gas stations. I mean the random gaps of bullshit people do for no damn reason at all. This actually keeps cars that pull out of those businesses with staggered gaps in front of them.”

  6. Return the Shopping Cart

    “The shopping cart theory — it basically states that a person’s ‘goodness’ can be determined by if they return the cart once you have finished using it. Returning the cart is the right thing to do, and a relatively easy task, but no one forces you to do it. It is an often used test in judging someone’s character.”

  7. Practice Proper Hygiene

    “Please shower daily. I’m absolutely not talking about people with illnesses/disabilities or lack of access. It’s not just for you — it’s for your coworkers (or partners or children) who have NOT gone nose blind to your scent. I’ve got the nose of a bloodhound, and ‘stale’ absolutely is a smell.”

  8. Spread Out in Public Bathrooms

    “If a public restroom isn’t crowded, do not take a stall/urinal immediately next to one that is occupied.”

  9. Completely Stop at a Stop Sign

    “Fully stop at stop signs, especially in neighborhoods when you are turning right. Even if there are no cars coming, there are still kids who may be around.”

  10. Don’t Interrupt the Server

    “If you see your server or bartender at a restaurant talking to another table, it’s just common courtesy to wait for them to finish. You’d be amazed how many times we hear, ‘Excuse me, miss?’ while we’re greeting or taking another table’s order. I didn’t think that rule would ever have to be said.”

  11. Save the Drive-Thru For Smaller Orders

    “If you have a huge-ass order to fill, park your damn car and go INSIDE. People in the drive-thru are 90% of the time in a hurry and only have so much time to spend.”

  12. Regularly Borrowing” Shouldn’t Be a Thing

    “If you have to regularly borrow an item, just buy your own. It’s not fair to wear out someone else’s quicker and for free.”

  13. Seclude Yourself When Smoking

    “As a smoker, I hate when other smokers just stand in doorways without a care in the world for who walks through it. Keep that shit away from people.”

What’s an unwritten rule you wish others would just follow already?