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Unwritten social rules everyone must follow

Unwritten social rules everyone must follow:

1. Donít call someone more than twice continuously. If they donít pick up your call that mean they have something more important to attend to.

2. When someone drops something on the floor by mistake or drops food from the plate or doesnít know how to use a knife/fork donít stare at them. The same goes to people sneezing, coughing or even an uncontrollable fart. Itís an involuntary reaction.

3. Always skip using the washroom beside the occupied one. It makes it uneasy for the person in the occupied washroom as well as yourself if you occupy the one right next to theirs.

4. Return money that you have borrowed even before the other person remembers lending it to you. Be it 1Rs or 100Rs. It shows your integrity and character. Same goes with umbrellas, pens and lunch boxes.

5. Never order the expensive dish on the menu when someone is treating you for lunch/dinner. If possible ask them to order their choice of food for you.

6. Donít ask awkward questions like ĎOh so you arenít married yet?í Or ĎDonít you have kidsí or ĎWhy didnít you buy a house?í For godís sake it isnít your problem.

7. Always open the door for the person coming behind you. Doesnít matter if it is a guy or a girl. You donít grow small by treating someone well in public.

8. If you take a taxi with a friend, and he/she pays now, you pay next time.

9. Respect different political opinions.

10. Donít call people on the phone very late if itís not really important.

11. Never interrupt people talking.

12. If you tease someone, and they donít seem to enjoy it, stop it and never do it again.

13. Say ďthank youĒ when someone is helping you.

14. Praise publicly. Criticize privately.

15. f youíre talking to someone and notice any of the following, theyíre trying to end the conversation: Their eyes keep darting away. They angle their body away from you. They give you rapid one-word answers.

16. Thereís almost never a reason to comment on someoneís weight. Just say, ďYou look fantastic.Ē If they want to talk about losing weight, they will.

17. If youíre getting a long flight or train, shower before. The person next to you will appreciate it.

18. When someone shows you a photo on their phone, donít swipe left or right. You never know whatís next.

19. If a colleague tells you they have a doctors appointment, donít ask what itís for, just say hope youíre ok. If they want to talk about it they will and you donít put them in the uncomfortable position of having to tell you their personal illness.

20. Treat the cleaner with the same respect as the CEO. Nobody is impressed at how rudely you can treat someone below you but people will notice if you treat them with respect.

21. If a person is speaking directly to you, staring at your phone is rude.

22. Never give advice until youíre asked

23. Do not make plans in front of those you are not involving.

24. Donít talk to someone if they are wearing headphones.

25. When meeting someone after a long time, unless they want to talk about it, donít ask them their age and salary.

26. When a friend/colleague offers you some food, you can politely say No. But, don't do this after tasting or smelling it. It's an insult to the one who has offered it to you

27. When someone starts talking about their ailments, don't start talking about yours. Neither say that how lucky you are not to suffer.

28. When someone you know has an obvious change in appearance, e.g., weight gain/loss, bald spot, acne. never comment on it until they talk about it to you, they already know what is happened to them.

29. Never kiss a baby that's not yours.

30. Mind your own business unless anything involves you directly ó just stay out of it.

31. Do not view every post on Facebook as an opportunity to argue/debate, even if does not conform to your views or beliefs.

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15. f youíre talking to someone and notice any of the following, theyíre trying to end the conversation: Their eyes keep darting away. They angle their body away from you. They give you rapid one-word answers.

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