We all have our own codes that we live by.
What we believe in, what we always do OR refuse to do.
It’s what makes us all unique.
And some folks are more strict about it than others.
What unwritten laws do you follow in life?
Here’s what AskReddit users had to say.
1. Good stuff.
“Give conversations air.
Do not rush to reply.
Listen, then reply.”
2. Tell no one.
“Assume anything you tell anyone will be repeated!
Once a colleague told me some gossip and ended with saying please don’t tell anyone.
After few seconds pause, said you can tell to anyone you like but don’t say I told you.
That was hilarious.”
3. Common courtesy.
“Always let the people on the elevator get off before you get in.
Same for buses and trains.”
4. I would hope so…
“Saying please and thank you to food service workers.
Baristas, drive thru workers, cashiers, waiters, etc.”
“Don’t let your kids be a nuisance to other people when in public.
I’m not talking about babies and toddlers, but kids running around in restaurants or going ham kicking plane seats.”
6. Two solid ones.
“Hope for the best, plan for the worst, expect something in-between.
He’s my second Pro Tip: Happy Wife, Happy Life. Live to lift up your lady.”
7. Yeah, that’s weird.
“If they didn’t extend an invite, I don’t ask to come.
I know a few people who unknowingly try to intrude on trips/activities in situations it’s obvious that they 100% should not.”
8. Out of my way!
“Rechts stehen, links gehen.
Which is the German term for our unwritten rule that when you use an escalator, you use the right side if you want to just stand around and take a chilled ride, and that you use the left side if you’re in a hurry and want to speed up the ride by additionally walking up-/downwards.
They tried to officially abolish it in Munich, but we aren‘t having it. We Germans love our escalator rules.”
“If you’ve got 50 items in your cart, don’t get in the Express Lane checkout.
On that same note, if you have a cart full and someone behind you is literally holding a handful of product, let them go in front of you.”
10. Words to live by.
“Always remember: “I deserve no thanks for doing what’s right.”
Doing good is the reward.”
“When on a plane, window seat gets an armrest and wall.
Aisle seat gets an armrest and little extra legroom.
Middle seat gets two armrests!”
12. Works in many situations.
“Never let them take you to a second location.
Handy for when you’re being kidnapped but personally I apply it to all my nights out. Don’t kick on to the club/city/casino when the pub is shutting. Just go home. Nothing good happens.
Of course sometimes you’re looking for a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad time, in which case you should absolutely go to the second/third/fourth locations.”
13. Where have you been?
“Don’t be f**king late.
People really have no idea how rude it is because everyone’s used to it. I will tell people to come earlier than I want them too because I know they’ll be late.
I will not stand for this bulls**t.”
14. Pretty much true.
“Nothing good happens after 2 am.
I used to be a 911 dispatcher. This is 100% true.
3:00 pm: “hi, I just saw two kids s**king c**arettes in the Walmart parking lot”.
3:00 am: “hi, I just saw two drug dealers in a knife fight on top of a burning El Camino in the Walmart parking lot.””
15. Don’t do it.
“Don’t go to a restaurant within 1 to 20 minutes of them closing.
Especially if they already close late at night. Especially dine-in. Especially if you’re in a huge group.
Your food will honestly be way better when all the employees aren’t super ready to go home, anyway.”
Are there any unwritten laws that you follow in life?
If so, please tell us about them in the comments.
Thanks in advance!