25 Things That People Don’t Realise Are Incredibly Rude

Published 2 months ago

Rude behaviours are like unwelcome guests in the social fabric of our lives, leaving a sour taste in our interactions. From cutting in line to speaking loudly on the phone in public places, these behaviours can trigger a collective cringe among onlookers. 

Nobody enjoys witnessing disrespectful conduct, be it interrupting others while they speak or engaging in impolite gestures. It’s the small, everyday acts of incivility that can accumulate and erode the quality of our social connections. A lack of basic manners, such as failing to say “please” and “thank you,” can contribute to an atmosphere of tension and discomfort. In essence, the dislike for rude behaviours stems from a shared desire for a more considerate and harmonious coexistence as shown in the answers people gave on this Reddit. 

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#1 If someone declines alcohol, do not insist, and do not ask them why.

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#2 Asking when you’re going to have kids.

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My fiancée had a hysterotomy a few years ago because reasons. We’re planning to adopt and we’re both fine with it. There’s enough people in this world and we don’t need to make more ourselves. She gets asked a lot when we’re planning to have kids and she replies, completely deadpan, “I’m infertile” and the uncomfortable look on their faces when they don’t know how to respond gives us both great joy. We hope it helps them think twice before asking someone else. I can’t wait to marry that woman.

#3 Commenting on weight in any way – “you’re so skinny” isn’t always a compliment.

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#4 Talking loudly while traveling in herds with no spatial awareness. The random scream. Think college freshman packs or middle schoolers at the mall.

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#5 It amazes me how many people cut each other off mid-sentence. It doesn’t matter how many people are in the conversation, the topic, or nature of it, inevitably someone will cut the other person off mid-sentence.

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#6 LISTENING TO ANYTHING IN PUBLIC WITH YOUR VOLUME ON. This includes TikTok, YouTube, social media, face timing, phone on speaker, music, etc. No one gives a f**k what media you’re consuming. Airports especially seem to attract this in droves like earbuds or headphones don’t exist?? If i can hear your phone you are getting The Glare. Learn to adjust to polite society.

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#7 Saying “it was God’s will” when someone you care about dies. So inappropriate yet so many people do it anyway.

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#8 Touch a pregnant woman’s stomach.

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#9 Approach a disabled person you don’t know to call them brave, inspirational, etc. Especially if you are using them as an example to children. Every single disabled person I have ever met HATES when people do this. It’s calling unnecessary attention to them and a lot of people feel put on the spot, so it’s not a kind or respectful thing to do. Just leave people the f**k alone, they’re not here to be your example or your teachable moment.

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#10 Sharing your own experience before reacting to someone else sharing a story. No matter your intentions behind sharing your own story it will always seem like you are trying to one up someone or make everything about you. I’m not trying to say you can’t or shouldn’t share your story but react and ask a few questions before you do. Show that you care about the other person first.

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#11 Looking at your phone whilst someone talks to you. Put your phone DOWN and live in the moment that is REAL. Your phone is just a waste of your time 90% of the time! Enjoy a real face to face conversation!.

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#12 Being chronically ill and constantly being told “well at least it isn’t cancer”. No but it’s stuff I have to live the rest of my life with. Also “but you look ok”. Crazy how most all of my body is on the inside me.

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#13 Leaving your grocery cart in the middle of the aisle so others cannot pass. It’s inconsiderate and infuriating.

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#14 People who let their dogs jump up on you. Hey I love dogs but I’m not in the mood of having dirty paws on my nice clean clothes.

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#15 Immediately walking up the aisle once the plane lands and not letting those sitting in front of u get out first.

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#16 Giving any sort of unsolicited advice on someone’s physical appearance.

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#17 Stepping off a full escalator and then standing still while looking around. Bro, just take 4-5 steps forward to figure yourself out!.

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#18 “Why are you so quiet?”.

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#19 “You don’t look autistic”. Oh you don’t say?.

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#20 *Why are you so quiet?* Why do you talk so much? See how rude that sounds?.

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#21 Why don’t you have kids yet?.

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#22 “Smile!” Had a coworker that kept telling me to smile and I had to talk to a manager about it. I’m a large rough looking man and apparently my resting staring off into space face offended her. I live with chronic pain, so no, I don’t feel like smiling when I’m not interacting with anyone. I’m not scowling, I’m not mad I’m just not happy.

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#23 People getting on an elevator before allowing people who are on it to get off.

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#24 Talking to someone about work when they’re eating their lunch on their lunch break.

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#25 When someone shares something tough they’re experiencing, saying “Welcome to the club” is really invalidating.

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Shanilou Perera

Shanilou has always loved reading and learning about the world we live in. While she enjoys fictional books and stories just as much, since childhood she was especially fascinated by encyclopaedias and strangely enough, self-help books. As a kid, she spent most of her time consuming as much knowledge as she could get her hands on and could always be found at the library. Now, she still enjoys finding out about all the amazing things that surround us in our day-to-day lives and is blessed to be able to write about them to share with the whole world as a profession.

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