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19 Super Common Things People Do Or Say That They Don't Realize Are Super Rude

Recently, Reddit user u/MaximumHemidrive asked, "What's something many people don't realize is actually rude to do or say?"

David saying "I think you're kind of rude"
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And oof, all of their examples were right on the money. So if you do any of these things, please STOP:

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

u/Weak-Snow-4470

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HBO

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

u/1980pzx

3."Stepping off a full escalator and then standing still while looking around. Bro, just take four to five steps forward to figure yourself out!"

u/Viviane445

Captain America on an elevator
Marvel

4."LISTENING TO ANYTHING IN PUBLIC WITH YOUR VOLUME ON. This includes TikTok, YouTube, social media, FaceTiming, and anything with your phone on speaker. No one gives a crap what media you’re consuming. Airports especially seem to attract this in droves as if earbuds or headphones don’t exist. If I can hear your phone, you are getting The Glare. Learn to adjust to polite society."

u/merlinshairyballs

5."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."

u/son_berd

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Warner Bros.

6."Walking in a group and taking up the whole walkway. I can't pass you."

u/lo22p

7."Getting in an elevator before allowing people to get out of the elevator."

u/djackson404

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Max

8.“Saying 'You look good for your age.' There are so many ways to compliment someone on aging well, but that is not one of them."

u/graygemini

9."Telling a guy he's going bald or thinning out on top. He already knows and is probably gutted."

u/fraz_13

10.“Ask a newly married couple if they plan to have kids."

u/Vulcant50

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Max

11."Looking at your phone while someone talks to you. Put your phone DOWN and live in the moment that is REAL."

u/CountOk9802

12."Give comments to anything about food, bodies, or size of portions."

u/Keks4Kruemelmonster

13."Telling someone 'You look tired.'"

u/May_999

Animated character with a sad expression wearing a striped shirt
Disney

14."Telling people to 'Smile!' I 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."

u/Corey307

15."Touching a pregnant woman's stomach without asking."

u/LuminousZephyr

16."Asking someone 'Why are you so quiet?'"

u/bobaboat

Character Aria Montgomery from 'Pretty Little Liars' with a finger over lips in a 'shh' gesture
Freeform

17."Commenting on weight in any way. Even if you mean it as a compliment. 'You’re so skinny' isn’t always a compliment."

u/Alley_cat_alien

18."Touching someone's tattoos without permission. I get asked about them a lot, which is fine but a little annoying, but I really can't stand it when people start stroking me? Like, screw off."

u/Virtual_Pea_7816

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19.And lastly, "Saying 'It was God's will' when someone you care about dies. So inappropriate, yet so many people do it anyway."

u/MetamorphicMermaid

What are other common things that people do that they don't realize is rude? Tell us in the comments!