Top 10 Socially Acceptable Things That Should Be Considered Unacceptable

The Top Ten
1 Distracted Driving

While this might not be considered "acceptable" plenty of people do it without a second thought. Whether it's eating, texting, looking at something on the side of the road or scrolling trying to find the perfect song in your playlist, this is extremely dangerous. Taking focus off the road can lead to a car accident and bring harm to not only yourself and anyone else in the car, but also others as well. This is what they teach you in drivers ed. Put the phone down when you're driving, even if it's not far to where you're going. I promise whatever you're doing can wait.

2 Using Your Speakerphone in Public

Why do people do this? Like have you heard of headphones at all? I can promise you that nobody wants to hear the conversation you're having on the phone. If you have to take a phone call in public call back later when you're in a quieter place so you have more privacy. Or even better just text the person and have the conversation that way. Also same thing applies for people who listen to music or videos too loudly without earbuds. Be considerate of everyone else

3 Going to Work While Sick

I feel like a lot of employers give employees a hard time about taking off for being sick. Mainly because they think people are lying and faking so I feel like people try to just tough it out and go just to avoid the manager getting onto them about it. Thing is they are exposing everybody else around them obviously. Covid has kind of changed this thankfully but still it seems like a lot of managers out there are very strict about this so a lot of people are "encouraged" to go into work and risk spreading the disease just so the company can function and the upper management doesn't get upset. Like you pretty much have to prove to the company that you're sick! Yet if you do come in and you're sick they will still ridicule you and say why didn't you call in? It's a lose lose situation basically. On one end yes you need your employees but if people are sick they need to get rest and heal up not continue to work and stress their already unhealthy condition.

Definitely. No one should have to work while they're sick because that just spreads the illness to others.

Sometimes when you're a child you have no choice but to do it if you're to young to stay home alone

4 Parents Not Calming Their Kids Down in Public

Look I get it sometimes kids are upset and there's nothing you can do. No matter what you try. We were all kids at some point. But when parents do absolutely nothing then it's a problem like that's just lazy parenting and it's encouraging them to continue because by not doing anything you're teaching them that it's socially acceptable. I think I speak for the entire general public when I say take charge and parent your child. The worst is when you're on an airplane or bus or somewhere where you can't easily get away. All you can do is plug in headphones to try and block out the screaming and crying. I'm fine with parents giving kids a tablet or something to keep them occupied as long as they aren't screaming at the top of their lungs. Just keep it at a reasonable volume if I can hear their show or game it's too loud

5 Documenting Your Daily Life on Social Media

It's no surprise that people find the need to let the entire world know what they are doing at every moment of the day. Like no I don't care if you got Starbucks this morning I don't care if you got a fancy looking dish at a restaurant you're just begging for attention. Personally I only post something if it's like special occasion like traveling to a famous landmark or something. Worse is parents who like to post their kids on their Facebook page without their permission like they will really try to embarrass you in front of their friends for no reason. Sometimes it's okay if it's a family photo or something you did like an achievement of some kind but after the age where you're old enough to have social media parents need to stop posting your pictures on their accounts without permission from you.

6 Bringing Little Kids to R Rated Movies

Seriously find a sitter or someone to watch your kid. If a movie is rated R it has any combination of violence horror blood death language and you get the idea. Point is kids don't like that kind of stuff. It can be traumatic for them and a nightmare for you and everyone else in the theater. I'll even go as far as to say don't bring your kids to movies in general unless it's a movie specifically targeted for kids. I can speak on behalf of the rest of the theater nobody wants to hear a screaming child

Some kids might like horror and gory stuff, but some doesn't equal all.

7 Asking Couples When They are Going to Have Kids

First of all this is a rude question to ask and it's very invasive to ask that. It's not anyone else's business whether or not a couple has kids. On top of that unless you're family why would you even care in the first place? Even if you are family it's still kind of a rude question to ask. There's no reason why you should be trying to influence or nudge people into having kids. It's a big decision to make and a massive commitment in a multitude of ways. Plus you don't know if it's a sensitive topic like if they have suffered a miscarriage in the past or are incapable of conceiving children. I mean you're basically asking someone if they have done the deed with their partner yet and it's creepy and awkward and just makes you come off as very nosy about other people's relationships and things that are none of your business

8 Silencing Questions

Not to be a conspiracy theorist, but why did California pass that law banning 'misinformation'? The patients have the right to know the risks of the vaccines. ALL vaccines have risks. They're not perfect.

9 Entry Level Positions that Require Several Years of Experience

Why is it that companies list their entry level jobs and then say you need like 6 years of experience? That defeats the whole purpose. An entry level job is one where pretty much anyone could walk in and get trained on site for what they need to do. It's meant for high school students who need some cash. Working at McDonald's for example and those who just graduated from college it's the first job they can land with their degree. The point of the entry level job is to build up work experience for the higher level positions. Oh and unpaid internships are useless nobody wants to be hired to do office chores and not gain any meaningful experience. It's annoying trying to find jobs that have requirements that aren't possible to meet like if you're looking for an entry level job you're looking for experience that you don't currently have otherwise you wouldn't be looking for an entry level job.

Can this please be #1? There are far too many of these and they make little sense. It makes even less sense when they say that "another candidate" has managed to take that position, yet the position not only says they are still hiring for it, but they really didn't even hire anyone at all.

10 Beauty Pageants for Kids

Firmly agree on this France was apparently the first western country to ban child beauty pageants in 2013 it's a pity other countries didn't follow their example.

The Contenders
11 Working on Off Days

Anyone else get a call text or email from your employer asking to come in? Or asking for something at 9:00 PM that can wait until tomorrow? Now yes sometimes things come up and its an urgent matter but 9 times out of 10 I'm not checking my email outside of office hours because I'm being paid to work during my scheduled hours. I'm not paid to check my emails every single second of the day. Honestly I consider responding to work emails as part of working. If I'm not scheduled to be at work I'm not doing anything work related until I'm back at work. You only get so much off time and I'm not wasting any of it. And if anyone asks it's none of your business why I'm not responding. If the manager needs me to come in but I'm not scheduled they need to find somebody to cover for me that's not my problem you didn't do your job correctly. The company needs to respect that employees need off days no company should mandate you into saying yes in that situation

12 Saying Someone Needs to Get Laid

You can't pressure someone, whether a friend or a relative, into getting laid (or even losing their virginity when it comes to teens and college students). It's their bodies, it's their choice if they want to get laid. Period, end of discussion.

I'd much rather be a virgin for life than to risk being forced to pay child support for life to someone who won't use it to help the child.

Telling someone else to get laid doesn't affect whether the person saying it does or not. Nobody cares.

13 Drinking Alcohol

More like "getting drunk". I think this is something that society needs to stop glorifying because it can have huge consequences on your body and your mental health.

This is literally a drug. Getting drunk should NOT be glorified. It has LOTS of negative effects and can hurt other people around you.

14 Loud Motorbikes

In countries such as Switzerland, two-wheelers that makes noises above 80 dB will be fined. During the lockdowns in 2020, many people complained about the noises made by these vehicles, which led to a passing of this law and stricter controls. Who really needs a loud motorbike anyway?

15 Forcing Religion on Others

I don't remember having religion forced down upon me in person, but I think some parents force religion down their kids' throats (even in America, which literally has the first amendment protecting freedom of religion), and while I don't have first-hand experience with this, it must sound extremely annoying having religion shoved down your throat.

Theocracy is a disease.

16 Girls Hitting Boys
17 Wearing Too Much Perfume/Cologne

We all know these people who drench themselves in perfume or cologne just to smell nice the problem is the scent becomes so strong that said person reeks of it and it's so bad everyone else around them can't handle it. If you can taste the scent of the product then the person is wearing way too much. A little goes a long way. No more than 2 sprays is all you need. That stuff isn't designed to spray massive amounts of at once. Wearing too much of this stuff is honestly just as bad if not worse than BO

I hate it when I'm in a public transport and there's an overwhelming smell of cologne on the person next to me.

Today, I just put on cologne tonight...don't hate on me...

18 Kids with Autism Having a Meltdown in Public

I get it's annoying to a lot of people, but they can't help it, so making it "unacceptable" won't help because it will make kids with autism "unacceptable". These kids need to be accepted in society because the neurotypical world is already hard enough to navigate for them.

Is it annoying? Yes. Are they able to help it? Probably not. Whoever added this submission probably just watched a compilation about autistic kids melting down in public, and same with whoever accepted this.

Here's a thought: maybe educate yourself on autism before complaining about the behavior you saw of *some* autistic kids.

I'm right here...

19 Swearing in Front of Children

This is why more and more children are using adult language.

It's not going to affect the kids they already know all the swear words

20 Saying "Gay" to Mean Stupid

The literal definition of "gay" is someone attracted to other people of their same gender (usually male). Since when did it mean "stupid"? Did some popular celebrity use it to mean "stupid" and by sheer luck, everyone started using it to mean "stupid" instead of getting canceled?

I hate when people say this.

That's the stupid

21 Killing People’s Fun, Games and Jokes with Facts

I'm playing monopoly I don't care if the twin towers don't exist anymore

22 Toddlers Breaking Other People’s Things
23 Babies Crying in Public Places
24 Taking Children to Church

Even as someone who doesn't believe in religion (and made a personal decision to never convert), I'm preeeeeeetty sure that people who do follow religion need to go somewhere to practice.

Take this off the list, kids need to go to church so the can learn about God.

25 Smoking in Front of Children

Not only it sets a bad example for kids, inadvertently teaching them that it's okay to smoke when really it's not, but it exposes children to secondhand smoke from a very young age, which can also have consequences on their health. Please, if you're a smoker and you have kids, don't do it in front of your kids, or at least let them know as early as possible that it's bad for their health and, most importantly, it's one of the hardest things to quit.

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