11 social standards that Reddit users just can’t buy into


Have you ever conformed to a social norm and questioned its validity? Reddit users have and they have strong opinions about them.

From mealtime to the beat, here are 11 social norms Reddit users just don’t understand.

1. Solo cinema

“Don’t go to the movies alone. If I’m going to sit silently in a dark room while looking forward, why do I need other people there? It is not a particularly social activity. – Raichu7

2. Elbows in

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“No elbows on the table.” – Decolans

3. Time for food

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“Eat certain foods only at certain times of the day. Frankly, I don’t want to live in a world where 7:30 am is a bad time for the pie and I don’t want to associate with those who believe otherwise. I don’t need that kind of negative energy in my life. – Ecobay25

4. No, I insist!

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“It is considered polite for a guest to offer to help clean up after being invited to dinner, but the host is supposed to decline. “- Carol_Yoo

5. Rest

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“Do you know that no one ever eats the last of something?” Like you bring a box of chocolates to work and they all disappear at lightning speed except the last one that sits there for days. I’m still the only one going into a rant, trying to figure out the psychology behind it, only to end up with blank stares from everyone like I’m crazy. – jagua_haku

6. Chat

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“Small forced conversation.” – WearsFedoraBackwards

7. Return to sender

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“Give cards to someone you see regularly in real life. I never understood why I get birthday cards from people who literally live in the same house as me. Just say happy birthday to your face! “-]Grannies

8. You can dance if you want

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“Dancing. Stop trying to make me dance. I’m not dancing. – hi friend_

9. All smiles

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“Smile when there’s no reason to. People CONSTANTLY tell me that I should smile more, but I smile in reaction, not by default. Smiling by default seems scary to me. – Jeuscifer

10. Diamonds are no one’s best friend

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“Diamond rings to express love. Total Marketing Revenue. – CoolCatLadyy

11. Bless who?

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“Say ‘Bless you’ after someone sneezes. Some people got really offended when I was silent after sneezing. Hearing a bunch of people screaming it after someone sneezes seems ridiculous to me. – the hollow earth theory

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