Top Ten Unwritten Rules of Life

There's just some things that people do without thinking about it. It's as if these actions make up an unwritten rule book. Here's the top ten of those.
The Top Ten
1 There is an order to which urinal to use

Any educated man will know which urinal to use. For the other people who don't know, here are the unwritten urinal rules:

1: If there's no one in, use the urinal furthest from the door. This will prevent being accidentally pushed by other people.
2: If there's a man using a urinal, use the one furthest away from him eg. if he's using the one furthest from the door, use the closest one. (Keep as much space between the other people as possible.
3: Always make sure there's at least one urinal between you and another person if possible. If not possible, either wait, or use a stall. There is an exception to this rule however, if someone is at the second from the end, you CAN use the end urinal as long as you look away from the person next to you.

Now you know how to urinal correctly.

That is exactly how I would put it.

2 Face forward in lift

It's instinctive for any of us when we step into a lift to face the front. It's an unwritten rule which almost everybody follows without thinking about it.

3 Let people off before you get on

This applies to buses, trains, lifts, anything that people use the same entry to get on and off. I like how people follow this rule so well... Well, most people.

Surely this is just plain good manners and not an unwritten rule?

Um, yeah, I never do this...

4 The fast lane is for overtaking

The fast lane is only for overtaking. Don't stay in the fast lane unless either you can't get back into the other lane or that you're going fast enough to keep up with the speed in the fast lane. If someone wants to overtake you, either go faster, or move into a slower lane. Do be aware of speed cameras though.

5 Turn off full beam headlights when you see oncoming traffic

There's only two times you can use these. Either if:
You're the only one on the road for as far as you can see on a dark road; you can't see oncoming headlights from other motorists. If you do see somebody's headlights, revert to your regular beams until they pass and there's no other motorists.
Or the other occasion is if you just want to be an arse on the road to other motorists. (if you do this to me, I'll find you... and then you'll wish you never did it to me. )

6 It's time to leave when the host of the party starts to clean up

Not true. During family parties, my family stays longer to chat even after the host/hostess cleans up.

When the host of the party is starting to clean up, the party is over, go home.

7 Wipe down equipment at the gym when you're done

Please, not everyone likes your sweat. If everyone did this, the world would be a much nicer place.

8 Prepare yourself to pay

I hate people who do nothing in a queue to pay for something realise that they had to get their wallet out to buy the item. It's wasting time, you should get your wallet out whilst queuing you stupid person. Paying isn't a surprise is it?

My family doesn't do this. They always hide their money. They're Asian and they are afraid that they might become victims of theft.

9 If you're tall, sit at the back

Nothing is worse than sitting in a cinema with a tall person in front of you. If' you're this person, please sit at the back, I do, so why can't you as well?

It would be a smart idea to make the back seats in a cinema have more leg room. Then my small friends wouldn't have to bother about a person's head in the way of the screen.

Oh, please. I'm a tall guy, and I'm sick of not being able to sit anywhere where I can sit comfortably due to leg room, as well as not having someone behind me yelling at me to get out of the way. They can't complain nearly as much.

Or stand if you're taking group photos.

10 Stand at least 2 metres away from someone withdrawing cash from ATM

If you stand any closer than that, it can look like you're trying to rob the other person. Better to stay out of trouble and keep away. Don't want to risk somebody confusing the two!

The Contenders
11 Wipe after using the toilet
12 Your bag does not need its own seat

WRONG! Students at my schools put backpacks on empty desks and chairs all the time, and teachers are OK with it. Even I do it. The only exception was my high school special ed teacher, who heavily enforced this rule.

13 If someone hands you their phone to look at a picture, don't swipe to look at more
14 Flush after using the toilet
15 Close the door when you're in the bathroom
16 Utensil usage
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