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25 Rudest Rude Behaviors—Are You an Offender?

Updated on March 02, 2015

The Psychology of Rude Behavior

Rude behavior is on the rise in the United States; that’s what 79% of Americans say. This epidemic is spreading across the country as one rude act inspires another rude act, creating a rudeness spiral.

Here's an example: Someone annoys us while we're driving to work by being a jerk on the road. We walk into work where a cheery person wishes us a good morning and all we can do is grumble. This person takes our grumpiness personally and becomes irritated, taking it out on the next person coming in the door, which sours their mood in turn. The cycle continues on and on.

There is more to rude behavior than just everyday frustration. Many factors influence a person's inclination to be rude, including having an impatient disposition, being in a hurry, or feeling like no one cares what they feel or say. That said, rude behavior all boils down to one thing:

People who are rude generally don't care about other people!

It's sad but true. Humanity is lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life as people are rushed, stressed, and tired, and take it out on their fellow man.

The 25 Rudest Behaviors

25. Being Noisy

It doesn't matter where you are, but if you're around people, blasting music is rude whether it's from your car, your home stereo, or in your yard. We can all relate to how irritating it is to pull into a gas station where two or more cars are blasting their bass.

24. Cutting in Lines

It happens all the time at the grocery store, at public events, and at amusement parks. No one is amused. Skipping others in line shows that you think you are better than everyone else and that waiting is below you. In reality, everyone has to wait. That's just life.

23. Interrupting

It is normal for very young children to interrupt adults when they are talking, but adults should know better than to cut someone off while they're saying something.

22. Barking Dogs

Anyone who has been kept up all night by a barking dog knows how terrible it is. You're trying to sleep and all you can think of is how inconsiderate your neighbor must be, to let a dog bark non-stop. Parents with babies find barking dogs to be particularly irritating. And of course there are those neighbors who let their animals tear apart your trash.

21. Not Returning Your Shopping Cart

This should be a simple thing to do but parking lots are full of un-returned shopping carts. We have become so lazy as a nation. Behaviors like this help explain the obesity rate in the United States.

20. Any Form of Disrespect to the Elderly

It seems these days that new generations are not being raised to respect their elders. All people should respect those older than them (though it’s difficult sometimes because there are some cantankerous characters out there). People should show respect to the elderly by holding doors for them and offering them seats if they need one.

19. Bad Table Manners

Formal dining is no longer standard in the USA, but people should have respectable table manners. Elbows should be kept off tables. No one should reach over the table for food or accidentally shove his or her armpit in a guest's face while reaching for something. Slurping, smacking, and chewing with one's mouth open is offensive and just plain gross.

18. Cutting Off Others in Traffic

Many people think their need to get to their destinations is more important than the safety of everyone on the road. Others get frustrated with bad drivers and are just trying to get away. The truth is that respectful driving on the highways is more than good manners; it keeps everyone safe. Monitor your own driving so frustrated drivers won't have to cut in front of you.

17. Tailgating

Tailgating is when a driver follows the car in front of it too closely and does not allow a "two-second" space between the vehicles, that is, at least the distance it would take a car to travel two seconds at its current speed.

Some drivers think that if they follow the driver in front of them close enough, they can intimidate the driver to going faster or pulling over. This practice is the number one cause of automobile accidents in the United States. Since the cars are so close to another, there is no room to maneuver for either car in the event of something going wrong. This behavior is not only rude, but it can be deadly, even for the tailgater.

16. Littering

Littering includes everything from throwing cigarette butts out the window of a car to not getting trash or garbage into the container it belongs in, or dumping trash on public or private property.

Litter of any kind is dangerous for the environment; it can breed vermin and disease, contaminate drinking water, and take away from the aesthetic beauty of nature. Though burning trash is banned in many neighborhoods in the United States, people continue to burn their trash because they do not want to pay for trash service. Not only does burning trash hurt the environment, but it is also risky and can lead to a blazing, out of control wildfire in just minutes.

15. Not Using a Turn Signal

Even though using a turn signal only takes a minimal flick of the wrist, more and more drivers are refusing to use this system of communication with other drivers. Sadly, using the turn signal benefits the one who is turning left or right from being rear-ended or side swiped on a busy highway.

14. Using the Last of Anything and Not Replacing It

This includes copy paper in the copier at work, gas in a shared car, and especially toilet paper at home!

13. Being Late

Sure, life happens, and we are all late for something sometimes, but those who habitually come to work late with the same excuse are rude and hurt the morale of the office. Not calling to say you will be late is rude behavior; you should call and give others a chance to be understanding, if they want to be. Those who are habitually late for meetings, family gatherings, dates, and work should try setting all their clocks at home 15 minutes ahead.

12. Improper Cell Phone Use

The introduction and popularity of cellphones has caused a whole new class of rudeness. Despite how commonplace these behaviors have become, it is still rude to be texting on your phone while also having a conversation with someone else, to talk on your cell phone during meals, to text or call while driving (which is also very dangerous), to browse the Internet during dates and dinners, and to answer a cell phone call while attending to other business.

11. Taking and Misusing Handicapped Parking Spots

Not only is parking in a handicapped spot rude, but it is also illegal. These spaces are designated for those who need them even though sometimes regular people are shallow enough to obtain a temporary sticker and never part with it. That, however, does not excuse taking the spots if you're not handicapped.

10. Not Teaching or Enforcing Manners in Children

Not all parents are drill sergeants when it comes to discipline, but not instilling any manners in your child only hurts his or her future potential. Allowing children to run wild in public places and letting them scream and throw tantrums is rude behavior.

9. Taking Credit for the Work of Others

This item is a personal gripe of mine since I've been a victim of article theft on HubPages. Taking credit for the work of others can include plagiarism, cheating, and brown-nosing at work. Those who do not have the chops to get ahead in life rarely get very far by taking the credit for other people's work. Despite this, plagiarism is still a social epidemic.

8. Personal Grooming in Public

Grooming in public is insanitary and offensive behavior. A person should not clip or chew their nails in public, clean out their noses, or brush their hair in places other than the bathroom. Many people find it acceptable to brush their hair in public places, but doing so leaves hair and dead skin cells all over the place. Grooming should be done in the restroom.

7. Treating Store Employees or Waitstaff Rudely

So many people walk into public establishments and businesses with an outrageous sense of entitlement. Sure, if you are paying for a service, you should expect to be treated well, but some people are totally unreasonable and are never happy with what they get.

It seems as if people who are frustrated with their personal life enter establishments and make employees pay for their bad experiences. We have all seen these difficult customers. Anyone who yells at their waitress and sends their food back to the kitchen really needs to watch the movie Waiting to see what kitchen employees really think of your sense of entitlement.

6. Cashiers Who Talk on Their Cellphones and Don't Acknowledge Customers During Checkout

It is increasingly common to walk into a convenience store to pay for gas and find that the cashier is deep into heavy gossip on a cell phone. The cashier doesn't acknowledge you whatsoever and just throws change your way. You can forget about asking this person for directions.

At the same time, many people are on their cell phones while checking out and do not pay attention to the cashier. These same people complain (see item 7) when they don't get exactly what they want.

5. Blocking the Aisles in Wal-Mart and Grocery Stores

This item also reflects people in society who have an enlarged sense of entitlement. Even though everyone must shop for groceries at some point or another, it is increasingly common to disregard fellow shoppers in public.

Many people block aisles in popular stores and make it difficult to get around. They stare at the canned soup on one side of the aisle and park their cart on the other side, making it impossible to get around them. At the same time, these rude shoppers pretend to not see that five people are waiting to get around them.

4. Leaving Messes in Public Bathrooms and Not Washing Your Hands

It takes a surprisingly small amount of effort to flush a toilet. For those readers who do not know how to do this, it merely involves pulling down the small handle on the back of the toilet. It's so simple but it still seems like people get a kick out of leaving public toilets full of waste.

Even worse, more and more people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom. These germs are distributed everywhere for the rest of us to enjoy. Hand washing is good for everyone and reduces everyone's chances of getting sick.

3. Driving Slow in the Passing Lane

On any two-lane road, the left lane is designed for passing the slower traffic in the right lane. However, slow drivers have no problem driving 10 miles below the speed limit in the passing lane for the duration of their travel. They either do not see the mounting traffic stuck behind them or ignore the honking of people who would like to pass them.

Many states are finally cracking down on those who do this. In New Jersey and Maryland, the state has designated the left lanes as for passing only. Fines are finally being given to those who rudely creep along in the passing lane. People who drive too slowly cause more accidents than those who drive too fast. These new laws are wonderful for those of us who travel regularly.

2. Talking and Using a Cell Phone in Movie Theaters

According to the Huffington Post, patronage at movie theaters is at a 16-year low. Americans have started turning their backs on public movie theaters not only because of the outrageous price of tickets and refreshments, but because they can't enjoy the movie they have paid an arm and a leg to see because of other rude customers.

People leave their manners at the door of the movie theater because they feel they are anonymous in the dark. Rude moviegoers talk on their cell phones, receive calls, talk to each other, make out, and yell at the screen. Like many Americans, I no longer watch movies in theaters but in the peace and comfort of my own home.

1. Not Picking Up After Your Dog and Letting Them Use the Bathroom on Private Property

Few things infuriate people in America worse than irresponsible, rude, lazy pet owners that let their pets run free on other people's property to use the bathroom. Even worse, they walk them on the leash to someone else's lawn and let them use the bathroom and then walk away without picking it up.

People who take pride in their yards are subject to rude pet owners who refuse to clean up after their pet. Not only is this toxic, disgusting, and nasty, it is actually illegal in most cities that have ordinances against this kind of behavior.

This is not something you should tolerate. If you have a consistently rude neighbor that lets their pet defecate in your yard, get them on camera and take the evidence to your local city or county administrator. If you live in an apartment or condo where this is an issue and management will not address it, tell them that you will take the issue to your county or city who will inspect the property and most likely give them a big fine.

The number one rudest behavior: Not cleaning up after your dog!
The number one rudest behavior: Not cleaning up after your dog!

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    • alocsin profile image

      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I'm guilty of some of these some of the time. But I am always contrite. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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      Veronica Roberts 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

      hahaha The last picture is pretty funny.

      I guess I'll have to stop doing my makeup in the car while driving slowly, tailgating people in the left lane of the highway. Geeesh.

      But, seriously, you nailed it w/ this list. I may just print this out & leave it... everywhere. =] (Well, without littering, of course!)

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      kikalina 4 years ago from Europe

      Funny and yeah I love the last picture too.

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      R9139 4 years ago

      Great article, personally I can put up with most of those the one thing I hate is when the person in the seat in front on a flight puts their seat back in my face! :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Drives me crazy when people walk by my house and let their dogs do their business on my front lawn. I don't allow my dogs on my front lawn. There's this woman that walks by everyday with her dog and as soon as she hits my house she lets the dog off its lead. I think she thinks because I have dogs this is okay to do. I've decided the next time she does this I am going to tell her to keep her dog on its leash.

      Great hub

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      phillipbroberts 4 years ago from Columbus, OH

      This is awesome!

      Voted up funny & awesome!

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      These are irritating behaviors. I'm going to plead the 5th on answering your question in the title though.

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      TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Somebody needed to write this and I'm glad you did. I was raised in Texas and my mother always taught me that good manners were a way of showing respect. Good manners are huge with me. Maybe too huge. I DO have a problem with turn signals. I learned to drive in Southern California. They are viewed as a sign of weakness there, and you'll never get into that lane you need to get into by using them. lol . Other than that, I'm cool with the rest of them I think.

      This was very fresh, and I loved it!

      Jim

    • Kathleen Kerswig 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this list - I think a lot of us can relate to most if not all of it. Good job!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I am too, especially with the road rage. I don't ever intentionally set out to ruin anyone's day though. Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You are so witty my blonde celebrity friend! I appreciate your never ending sense of humor!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Kikalina,

      I have a family member who actually has a sign like this in her yard. The neighbors intentionally let their dog use the bathroom on the sign for the sake of being rebellious. I appreciate the visit!

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      FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

      I have to admit I have been known to do #23. And yes, I should know better.

      But you want to know a really sad thing? I can't drive because of my lack of dexterity and quick reflexes in my right hand. I cannot respond fast enough to drive. No disabled parking tickets are needed when people are driving me as I only need help walking on ice and so I would be seen holding on to someone. I am easily identified.

      But my brother-learning disabled (dyslexia and ADD) not physically disabled - used to have a disabled parking spot banner which he used so he could park wherever he wanted. This coming from a person related to someone who is indeed physically disabled.

      And some people wonder why my relationship to my brother is all messed up...

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is my pet peeve JustAskSusan. I love animals, but with a toddler, I hate the fact that I keep my yard clean and I have to worry about my daughter getting into some random dog's feces. This is just rude and nasty. I would see these same people freak out if I let my kids take a dump in their yards.. so rude. Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Philliproberts! I appreciate that!

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Okay Tammy, I'm perfect because I can honestly say, I am not guilty of any of those things. I think I am a freak. People who know me personally will tell you I am too fussy to break those rules. So maybe not perfect but most of those things annoy me anyway so I wouldn't do something that annoys me. I really hate seeing the dog poo and hate seeing the supermarket cart being left for the elements or just pushed in a corner of the aisle.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Millionaire Tips. We all do them, I blast music at times. We all have our bad days. The best we can do is try to be mindful and cut out a habit or two a day. This is the only way these things will change. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

      I hate such behaviors.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      The Man With No Pants has returned! I appreciate the read. Manners are important to me to and when you are a considerate person you can get tossed around in the current state in this country. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. It is always great to see you!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Kathleen,

      Thank YOU for reading it!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Tammy....It never ceases to amaze me when encountering individuals who haven't the slightest clue, nor "interst" in COMMON COURTESIES. In my world, manners and everyday socially acceptable behavior is a NO BRAINER. It is definitely originated in the home from the time you are able to speak. Toddlers can say "Peeze" and "TaTa," at the very least ...to just get started! These days, I see it's a special treat if someone who has just rammed you with a grocery cart, to say, "Oh, excuse me!" rather than give YOU a dirty look for being in their way!!! My my, Miss Manners has surely died.......good topic, Tammy!

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      To tammyswallow: Excellent hub. People are certainly getting ruder by the minute......they acknowledge this and refuse to apologize for it! However, their behavior make it bad for the rest of us polite people who must endure it!

      I remember I was in the store about a year ago shopping. As I was trying to get to the next aisle, a person was mindlessly taking on the cellphone. I said excuse me at least ten times but to no avail. Then I yelled at him to shut up and to stop talking on the cellphone in not too delicate language. The person become incensed and accused ME of rudeness. Can you imagine-the selfishness of it all!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi FloraBreenRobison,

      I am sure you can appreciate why it is so important for people to not park in handicapped spots. This is a true testament how rude behavior affects us all. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your visit!

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      Elani-Lee 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      I agree! Great hub! But I do agree with Fpherj48. I think the top of my list of rude behaviors would be running into people and not saying excuse me. I see people do this all the time. I was at the mal last week, and this teenager ran into me from behind. I said "excuse me" and she turned around and gave me a dirty look. People really need to learn common decency. I also love the driving one though. I drive on a 2 lane HWY a LOT, and I hate hate hate being stuck behind someone in the left lane who wants to go the exact same speed as the guy in the right lane. This is the reason people have road rage.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Do you live in a different country Cardisa? There may be a more considerate society. I think the difference is in how we were raised. You are always so nice and considerate. I can't imagine you doing these things at all! Thanks for the read. It is always great to see you!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Jainismus! I appreciate your visit!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks fpherj48! It is very sad. Even when you hold a door for someone or let them ahead of you they rarley say thank you. Giving into it doesn't help either. Thanks so much for your kind words and for your comment!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for sharing that Gmwilliams. It can be maddening. I got rammed in the back with a cart while I was shopping in Best Buy a few days before Christmas. I turned around and it was an old lady with a teenager with her. She rammed me and I turned to look at her to see what she would say. She turned to the teenager and said, no matter where I go there are assholes in my way and started plowing down the isle. The poor male teenager was so embarrassed by her behavior. He walked behind her and whispered "sorry" as they passed by. I usually let things like that slide as long as you don't mess with my kids. Thanks so much for reading and for your response!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I am guilty of #1 some of the time BUT my doggy is barely 8 lbs and takes tiny poops! I'm good with the other 24 PLUS I've noticed less rudeness in others. I don't like when you hold the door open for someone and they don't say thank you. It's common courtesy:)

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      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      #23 is probably my worst one but it's usually with people I'm familiar with like my mom. It's still bad because it still says that I more important than the person speaking. Have to work on that more.

      Blocking the aisles in stores is one of my biggest pet peeves. I try not to do it but the layout of some stores is ridiculous. Where you put your cart in the aisle always blocks someone's view of the products they need so I try to be as courteous as possible.

      Great hub and thank you!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree with that. We all bump into each other. Saying sorry or excuse me makes a big difference and it is usually forgotten. But the slow drivers.. GRRR.. I think they cause more accidents than anything else on the road. They hold up tractor trailers who need room to break. Normally they are talking on a cell phone too. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I always hold doors open for people. The manner situation is so much better since I moved to NC. What a difference. It is amazing how positive interactions with others outside of your home can make such a big difference in one's life. It is nice to go out in public again. People are awesome in NC. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment Sunshine! It is always wonderful to see you!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      This is a great Hub! I agree: people are so rude now a days. It's like they have forgotten how to be mannerly. I have a neighbor who returns Poop to the offending party's yard with a shovel.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Alecia!

      You are right about the store design. There is a grocery store Bilo in SC. They have displays inside of the isles and one person can barley get through. As much money as stores spend on setting up these stores, one would think they would fix all of that. I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Mary 615,

      Wow.. I have relatives who are considering doing that. They have signs all over and it seems to encourage more poo. That would certainly send the message that it isn't welcome! Thanks for your response.. and the great idea. LOL!

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Tammy, I live in Jamaica and trust me Jamaicans do all those thing on the list and more, as I said, maybe I have some sort of weird disorder that makes me different. I have seen worse than those. Just last week I saw someone take a leak in the middle of the road and everything was exposed...I mean his tiny weaner and all...lol

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Cardisa,

      You are too funny!! I am not sure of a disorder, but you do have one hell of a funny bone!

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      Marc Babineau 4 years ago from Cornwall, Ontario, The Seaway City

      Some are totally agreeable, yet i can't see blowing one's nose in public as being more rude than taking a handicap parking spot when not needed.

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      Katina Davenport 4 years ago

      All of these drive me crazy! Great hub.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      This is true Marc.. People have no shame and will blow their noses anywhere. Gross! Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Me too davenstan! I appreciate your visit!

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      Tara Carbery 4 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Society it seems is getting ruder by the day. I get so wound up in the library where people are chatting away on their mobile phones or having a loud conversation with their friends. I asked a young man politely to keep his voice down as I couldn't concentrate. He told me to F*** off and stormed out! My worst irk is rude children though. Some of them have no consideration for anyone else and think they rule the world. Even more annoying is when their parents are with them and don't address their behaviour! I suppose that's why they are like they are! I'm perfect obviously!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Peanutrious,

      I know exactly what you mean. When you are a considerate person, it is harder to deal with these things. Rude children are the by-product of rude parents. I see so many running wild at full speed in Walmart, throwing balls and toys around the store, and being obnoxious in restuarants. So many parents want to be cool and don't discipline their kids. It isn't doing anything than hurting the child in the long run. I could NEVER be a school teacher. They are expected to teach a child everything, including manners. Great points and insight!

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      Don A. Hoglund 4 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I'm not guilty of these things but it might be because I don't get out much.There is the other side. A few years ago when I was a bus commuter I was rather surprised when high school students would offer me their seats. There is still some courtesy in the younger people.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is sweet Dahoglund. I am glad to hear that. I think most of us are born polite and get affected by our environment. Thanks for sharing this and I appreciate your visit!

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      poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      Wow, talk about a comprehensive list. You touched on all of my pet peeves here. I love this. I think everyone should be required to take a class in manners because as hard as it is to believe, many people just don't know better, of course others just don't care.

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      Christina Lornemark 4 years ago from Sweden

      I try hard not to be rude to others but I guess I am rude sometimes anyway! I know I can use my car like I am more important then others if I am in a hurry! Maybe that is part of the problem, people are to busy and stressed out to think right? Most of us know how to behave even though we are not so polite as they where before.

      I am impressed over the long list of rude behavior but I agree on all of them:)) Great reminder!

      Tina

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      LaDena Campbell 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      I don't like being rude and often go out of my way to do the right thing. I am guilty of some of these at one time or another, but I try not to make any of them habits. These all drive me crazy, too!

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      jennycai 4 years ago from Manila

      I laugh at my self when I read this.... because at some point I do these kind of things (some) because I thought its just something normal... (like grooming in public) yeah I do these specially when I am late most of the time I sit at a park near the office and do my makeup.. :)

      well things should change..)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I completley agree poetvix! I think the only manners children are taught now a days are those they learn from overworked teachers. LOL.. Thanks for responding!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading Thoughtforce. I do the same in my car as well. I have a low tolerance level for inappropriate drivers. I am glad you agree. Thank you for the visit!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi JustaTeacher,

      I think we all do these things but you hit the nail on the head. Allowing these things to become a habit is one thing that makes this behavior spread. Great points! Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your response jenncai. Some of these things are inescapable at times. Some people just do them from the time they open their eyes in the morning until they go to bed. I hope things will change, but I guess we shall see. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment!

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      Justin W. Price 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      1 and 5 really really REALLY chap my ass. But, my number one is when an able bodied person jaywalks or crosses the cross walk SLOWER then is needed. I also find people that where TAPOUT gear are almost always rude and people who let their little dogs hang with the big dogs at the dog park and then don't do anything about them being yippy and nippy

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your comment PDX.. You would HATE South Carolina. At any given time, there will a drunk on the road and you have to stop and wait for them. And.. instead of parking the car and getting out to shop, people pull up to the front door and then unload the family, then park. They do this right in the middle of the road ALL day long. I am so glad to have moved. Chap my ass.. I haven't heard that in a LONG time. Thanks for reading!

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      Every one of the behaviors you mentioned is rude and unacceptable! This is a great list, and a worthwhile review - wish I could mail it to a few people I've met! Number 11 - taking handicap parking spots from people who really need them makes me furious! When I see this happen, I will go into the store and report it to the manager! Great hub, voted up and shared!

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      Marissa 4 years ago from United States

      Gmwilliams hit the nail on the comment above: it's all selfishness. I think we've turned into an egocentric nation: we care only for ourselves and think nothing of being rude to others around us. Sad. I wrote on my blog the other day about a man who had jumped over my fence into my yard just to access the private property next door to my house and then proceeded to take down my 'No Trespassing' sign and threw it to the ground. How rude is that?! People don't understand the basis of being considerate to other people's property, along with everything else you mentioned above. Just plain sad.

      Great hub. Voted up and sharing!

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      Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

      A great list of offending rude behavior. The worst is the people cutting line! This irritates me to no end especially when I have my little ones out shopping. The other one is changing the toilet paper when it's out - my all time pet peeve as a mom :) Excellent hub - voted up and tweeting!

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Excellent points. I have used a few "tricks" to subtly or not-so-subtly let the rude know they are being rude.

      In the case of grocery-aisle blockers, I'll simply say in a plenty-loud-enough voice to penetrate their "tuning out" behavior, "EXCUSE ME!" (sometimes with an edge of sarcasm..) .. usually this works, and they get all apologetic and quickly move. Back when we used to do shows at the Renaissance Faire, we used the manners of those days, going through the walkways with our cart, and someone yelling, "Maaaake Waaaa-aaayy!" .. I wonder if that would work in the grocery store. (kidding)

      As for the dogs...back when my kids were young, we had a neighbor a couple of doors down who let her dogs out unattended to 'do their business.' They always seemed to choose my front yard. ... (we, too, had a dog then, but only allowed him out in our own backyard to do his thing). Well, after months of this, I got sick of it...so one day I went out with a heavy paper sack, and cleaned up all the leavings. Then, after dark, I walked down to their house, and emptied the sack all over THEIR yard. That solved the issue. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire.

      Here in CA, we don't have stickers for handicapped parking--it is a large plastic tag that hangs from your mirror--and it has a boldly printed expiry date, so you cannot keep using a temp placard beyond its 6-months expiration. There is also a minimum $250 fine for parking an unauthorized vehicle in a handicapped spot...this also applies to rude people who park next to a handicapped spot in such a way as to prevent its use.

      Great hub--voted up, useful and shared.

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      Cindy A. Johnson 4 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      You hit it right on the money with this hub! I have learned patience with slow drivers, as I live in a tourist town. I just keep remembering that they do not know where they are going and that mountain roads are scary (any time you drive on them). Thanks for the great info.

    • marellen 4 years ago

      I couldn't agree more with your list. I actually wrote a hub on people who refuse to use their turning signals, that drives me nuts. I just think some people are airheads at times and common sense has almost been eliminated.

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      Swetank Raj 4 years ago from India

      Really funny, the last one and all are great. I loved your collection and facts you have written!

    • SJmorningsun25 4 years ago

      Great list. I am increasingly frustrated with people's general rudeness--it is a serious epidemic! Thanks for addressing these. Voted up, useful, and interesting, and shared. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      Yours is a thorough list, and several of the actions on it are major annoyances to me.

      Since I have a permanent disability parking permit prescribed by my doctor and issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, it really angers me when I see someone without a disabled permit on his or her car and (this person) looking/acting quite fit... taking up a parking space reserved for the disabled, while those of us who truly need them are left without.

      Next on my personal pet peeve list is the person walking a dog and letting it stop in my yard to poop. I have been known to go to my door and yell, "STOP! Take your dog home and let it poop in YOUR own yard!" when spying such a culprit. Recently my son built a picket fence around my front yard so now only a small section of the lawn between the fence and the street can get the "attentions" of rude dog-walkers' pets. This helps most of my front lawn (except for where cats jump the fence and do their own thing--but that's another topic) and keeps my blood pressure closer to normal.

      There are a number of young people living in my neighborhood who play their car radios so loudly the noise reverberates for blocks. It always includes that blasting, thumping bass one would expect to destroy the speakers, but, alas...no, they survive. These teens and twentysomethings pull up in their own driveways or the drives at their friends' homes and let the noise continue unabated while they hang out. Even were I to share their taste in music (which I don't), I still wouldn't want to listen to it at such ear-damaging volume. It's a waste of time to report anything of this nature to the police as "disturbing the peace", as these kids have a built-in "patrol car radar" that enables them to turn off the radio before the police reach hearing distance.

      That's my personal "rudeness" list, and I understand the reason for (and occasionally am miffed by) many of the others you described.

      Voted UP, USEFUL and INTERESTING. Thanks!

      Jaye

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      Comfort Babatola 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      You brought up some really important points here. I live in Georgia, where most backroads are one lane roads, and If there's one thing I can't stand, it's drivers who intentionally try to provoke you by going 25mph on a 45mph road, knowing you wouldn't overtake them. And they do this during the morning rush hour too. aaahhhh!

      All I can do is scream!

      Great hub.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you for reading Ms. Stephanie! I dispise it when perfectly able bodied people take handicapped spots. It is hard enough to get a child in and out of a car seat in a regular spot when someone parks to close. I can't imagine how difficult it is for someone to get in and out if they are handicapped or have to unload a wheelchair. Great thoughts!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You are so right thepracticalmommy. And in your case, people are going beyond rude and challenging what is socially acceptable.. by jumping fences. What an idiot!! It is so sad and there seems to be nothing we can do about it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Alissaroberts,

      I go to Carowinds, an amusement park often. People always find a way to cut in line. Last summer a foreign woman and her son decided to cut in front of everyone. People complained and she just said "no English" so people would assume she didn't know what she was doing was wrong. She and her son got to the front of the line of a water dropping rollercoaster and had a perfect conversation in English on how fun the ride would be. At this point, the rollercoaster dropped 20 gallons of water on their heads. I had a great chuckle as did everyone else in line. I is good to see you. Thank you for reading!

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      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This is a great list. I want to add rude people who do not shovel the snow on their sidewalk even though they are supposed to do so within 24 hours according to city laws. One of these days, I am going to be able to really sue someone good when I slip and fall because they didn't bother following that law.

      Great hub and voted up!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for sharing DzyMsLizzy,

      I think I was right assuming you are fun and mischeivious!

      These are great suggestions. Especially the poop bag. I may have to try that tip. It would certainly send the message!

      My Dad hates movie theaters and no longer goes but when we were little, we would always go to the theater very early and select great seats. When anyone tried to sit next to us, he would instruct me and my brother to start hacking, coughing and pretend sneezing to keep people away. Worked like a charm!

      Thanks so much for sharing these tips!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Esmeowl12,

      Thanks so much for reading. I live near a tourist town with SCARY mountains and I personally appreciate the patients. I live outside of Blowing Rock, NC and that is one very scary climb up the hill.. no guard rails... lots of wind. That is kind of you. I bet your kindness inspires the visitors to return. :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thaks marellen!

      I don't get it with the turn signals!!! It is just an easy flick and no one does it. The driver actually benefits from using it and it can prevent an accident. It is so much more than a common courtesy. I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your visit Swetankraj! Nice to meet you here.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your reply SJmorningsun25,

      It really is a serious epidemic. People will soon not leave their homes. I appreciate that!

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      FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

      Jeanie- where I live there is a free service called Operation snow angels because there are lot of retired people who can't shovel their own sidewalks. There is a hefty fine if it isn't shoveled. You just call them and someone does it for free. With my balance issues I would likely use the service myself if I had a house instead of living in a building with its own maintenance crew. You do nothave to be retired. You just have to have limited mobility to qualify.

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      ;-) Mischief is my middle name! :-D

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Jaye Wisdom,

      I can't imagine what the disabled go through in this country. People take their parking spots and their restrooms.

      These things get my blood pressure up too. My ears got red when I wrote a couple of these sections and thought about the real life examples. Grr... Thanks for commenting and one day those teens will grow up and move away!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi ComfortB,

      It is nice to meet you here. Georgia is the prettiest state! I lived in rural SC for a long time and I can relate. People there would meet family members or friends on the road and stop and talk to each other out of their windows. They didn't care who had to stop and wait on them. People honk and make gestures, still they wouldn't take the conversation elsewhere. This was a daily experience. I learned to put the windows down and blast my most obnoxious Metal music to the point where they couldn't hear each other and they had to move. Many other people turned their radios up also.

      Those slow drivers.. UUUUGGGG... what a way to start off your morning. That drives me crazy too. People that drive this slow are dangerous in my opinion. Thanks so much for sharing and you could always get a monster truck! :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Jeannie,

      You brought up a great point here with snow. I haven't seen it in such a long time I about forgot about it. You would be in the right to sue if you fell. Also, those that don't remove the snow from the tops of their cars and let it fly on the highway.. RUDE! I appreciate that!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I bet you are lots of fun DzyMsLizzy.. you raditate mischief and fun! I would guess you are a practical joker to. I will keep my eye on you.. LOL!!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      What a great idea FloraBreenRobison,

      Shoveling snow is hard for people who are elderly or disabled! That is a wonderful service. My family and I always try to do things like this for neighbors we know could use the assitance, especially with raking leaves and etc.. We need more services like this. Awesome!

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Tammy,

      These are all good ones, no argument from me. I might add people who smoke RIGHT in front of you, blowing their smoke right there for all to breath in, MAY be the rudest. Also, I have a brother-in-law who has issues with GAS, and see's a great deal of humor in releasing this gas in confide quarters, is another that makes me want to violate some rude manners in return...but that is perhaps another hub to be dealt with.

      Good hub, you are getting a great response with!

      Chris

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      THEHuG5 4 years ago

      I agree with everything on this list. I especially hate bad table manners, it's just gross. I also hate when I'm sitting behind someone (usually a girl) in class and they start combing their hair and dandruff and hair gets all over my desk! Disgusting! Thanks for writing this.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Great points Chris! These are NASTY! I wrote about the issue with gas in my walmart hub and tell of how I was crop dusted. This is NOT cool. He who dealt it should have to smelleth it.. LOL.. Thanks for stopping by and reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hello TheHug5,

      I agree with that. I can't stand hair in my food and I sure don't want other people's dead skin cells on me! Great points. Thanks for reading!

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Oh, yeah--I'm a practical joke specialist... :D

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      What a great hub Tammy!!!

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      cbpoet 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Great job with pointing out rude behavior in public places. Another one worth mentioning is - taking babies/infants to movies theaters.

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      Dawn Conklin 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      This is great, I love it! I can so relate to many of these. My Aunt is constantly battling people walking through her yard right passed the no trespassing signs-they even do it with us sitting outside. They walk right passed us. Yes we let them know it is not cool but they don't care.

      I am guilty of a couple things on this list on occasion. My table manners are not always the most proper. But I am not too bad. Funny how you mentioned the people taking up the isles in the store. This is a big reason why I don't go to Shoprite anymore. People meet up in the busy isles of the supermarket. I am the one to say something tho-I always let people know exactly how rude they are no matter where I am. Depending on their offense of course. I can overlook some things :)

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      MJ 4 years ago from Right Here

      That's a great list! My husband and I had a friend we actually stopped going out with because she was so rude to servers, we were embarrassed being there with her. My husband would wait until she left the table and apologize to the server.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Audrey! I appreciate your visit!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is an excellent point cbpoet. I can't imagine how anyone could watch the movie. Thanks!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Dawn,

      It seems today that the more people realize how offensive they are they try to rub it in. I don't get this! I have a 20 year old son who likes to let people know how rude they are too. I can't take him to Walmart anymore. He is going to grow up to be a crumedgeon. LOL. I appreciate you stopping by and sharing this.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is terrible and RISKY.. It is more dangerous than biting the hand that feeds you. Waitresses get treated terribly and they don't cook the food. I don't dine with people that act like that either. Good for your hubby. I am sure it is a much appreciated gesture!

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      Hound Cat 4 years ago from Los Angeles area of Southern California USA

      Rude. Rude. Rude. You got the major ones coverered very well in this hub. A couple of mine that I know is the prevalence of undertippers or plain non tippers in restaurants. Super rude. My other pet peeve is about pets, dog owners who let their animals bark all night. WE are not the ones responsible for their animals. Keep those doggies quiet.

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      charles wade 4 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Tammyswallow, Have you been following me?

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Hound Cat,

      I soooo agree with the annoyances of dogs that bark all night. My neighbors dogs were so loud they would keep my baby up at night. Sound machines help a little but they don't drown out the large breed dogs. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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      Sarah Carlsley 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Awesome hub!! I do feel like people are getting more and more rude. I'm not sure if it's a lack of teaching what's rude or if people just don't care if they're being rude. Either way, I'm glad you addressed so many issues here!!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Charles Wade,

      Yes.. I am always watching.. LOL!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your kind repsonse Pinkchic18! I appreciate the visit!

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      Honor Meci 4 years ago from UK

      A great list, and yes, rudeness is just.....RUDE! It should not be tolerated. We own a takeway food business and more often than not there is dog mess on the pathway just outside. There is even a council sign up warning of a fine for dog fouling! It has little effect. It's doubly bad for all the kids walking home from school...*sigh*

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      Dawn Conklin 4 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Tammyswallow,

      Yeah some people are worst when you point out how rude! Sometimes it makes them uncomfortable enough to at least walk away from you when you say something tho. It is great that your son will voice his opinion (as long as it is under control.) Walmart is the worst place for rude, your son probably can't stop finding rude people there if he went in blind folded :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Yuck Talisker! It is a meanial thing for the police to monitor, but it is terrible for us to deal with day to day. People just don't care these days. It is nice to meet you here and I appreciate you sharing your feelings on rudeness.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh yes, he has no problem voicing his opinions. I am still trying to teach him about cooth and tact.. LOL. He has a short fuse. It is good you can call people out on their behavior as well. That may be the only way we will ever see positive change!

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      Liz Elias 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Maybe I am rude for indulging in "passive agression" from time to time. If there are people who are letting their kids run wild in the store, threatening to knock my cane out from under me, I will turn and say to my husband, (loud enough to be overheard, of course,), "Isn't that what they make LEASHES for??!!" (or "ball gags" .. as the case may fit...)

      ;-)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      No MsLizzy,

      I don't think it is rude as it is a safety concern. But if kids are getting near your cane, that is rude and a swift whipping with the cane may be in order.. LOL. I can just see one of these kids running to their parents and saying "Mom/ Dad, what is a ball gag.." You are too funny!

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      I agree with you. If these rude behaviours continue to persist, subsequently the cycle continue! Good hub!

      Thank u for sharing. Useful and Interesting. Vote up.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks ishwaryaa22,

      I think if everyone gave up just one rude behavior, the world could change. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      Brian Slater 4 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      Great list Tammy, Your number 1 is top of my list and also people who just throw litter down when there's a bin a few metres away. What planet are these people living on!

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      QudsiaP1 4 years ago

      Excellent hub!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Brian,

      Thanks for reading and commenting. The root of most of this behavior is PURE laziness. I appreciate your visit!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks QudisiaP1!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      I wish children could learn in school the ethics of good manners. (Philosophical study of social values and rules). One horrible bad manner these days - and I am guilty too - is using your cellphone for whatever reason while you are in the company of other people.

      This hub about rude and offensive behavior should be read by millions.

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      Kim Cammaro 4 years ago from NY

      Excellent and sadly all true. I see and hear rude people every day. But hey, I work in customer service. :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your comment Martie. Schools should teach curriculum on good manners since children are not learning them at home. I really feel for teachers for this reason. I too use my cellphone too much. Those in my circle do it too. I appreciate your comment!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Kim Cammaro,

      I feel for you as a customer service employee. People are so rude to you guys. I worked 6 very short months in retail and I will never do that again. People need to learn how to behave. Thanks so much for visiting.

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      Haydee Anderson 4 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      nicely done hub, you've listed the rudest yet the most common behaviors i think all of us are guilty at some point. another behavior i find rude is wasting too much energy and resources when others barely have it.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a good point midnightbliss. People can be very wasteful. When there is a drought, people still insist on watering their lawns. That is a great point. Thanks for commenting!

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Oh my goodness Tammy! I had to take a lunch break before I got down here to comment! lol You hit the nail on the head like a tack hammer nailing a coffin shut. I am guilty of some of that stuff - like I am a really intolerant driver. I catch myself cursing. I read an article once about those kind of drivers who will fly up and act like they own the road - they said that those people think their problems are more important than ours so while we are going "hey - you could hurt someone doing that!" they are thinking "move - you are in my way."

      Thank you for all the hard work and great reminders. You did a fabulous job and I will try to modify my behavior too:)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for sharing that Realhouse Wife. I am not a fan of the slow drivers in the fast lane. I will do what I can to get away from these people too. I appreciate you taking the time to stop and read and leave a thoughtful comment!

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      molometer 4 years ago

      Hello Tammy,

      Well you just about covered everything that bugs the life out of me too.

      Tailgating really irritates me, so I do the best I can. I slow right down to a crawl and that drives them crazy! which is nice. Payback!

      I have seen women fixing their make-up, talking on a cell and smoking all at the same time. I slowed down and watched one, as she weaved side to side, along the highway oblivious to other road users. Where's a cop when you need one.

      I have seen plenty of men doing the same thing but mostly not applying make-up lol

      Voted up useful interesting and SHARING IT EVERYWHERE this hub maybe some of these dumb idiots will read it.

      PS it has been proven that driving while talking on a cell phone, has the same effect as drunk driving. If you have been behind someone doing this, you will see them moving all over the road. Morons! Why do they do it? They are not that important that they need to answer the phone while driving. Vain, Selfish,rude and ignorant! Phew! glad I got that off my chest lol

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Wow,girl! I think you have covered everything! Manners and respect seem to becoming a thing of the past. I really am sad about that. I hope I have taught my children better. I hope everyone shares this everywhere they can. Maybe some of these people will get the hint. Voted up and awesome, sharing everywhere I can! Thanks!

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      daisynicolas 4 years ago from Alaska

      The meaning of "rude" to many does not affect them, they consider their bad behavior as part of their "colorful" personality. You are right that people should speak up when offended or offensive behavior are in display. But, a lot of people are afraid to point out these things because of the threat of verbal or physical violence. It is not uncommon to meet people who seem mellow and turn out to be a wacko. What I find heinous, are children who behave that way because parents had allowed them to display these behaviors. I've seen them more and more. Thanks for covering the dog poop segment. I asked that in the Forum lately and it's interesting how some people would approach the situation.

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      arusho 4 years ago from University Place, Wa.

      awesome hub! You should link to my hub about picking up dog poop! The picture of the backyard with all the garbage in it, is that someone you know?? Yuk!

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      Donna Kristine 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Great Hub. I know someone who snorts a lot - how annoying!

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      Justin W. Price 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      basically, tammy, anyone who's cavalier with other people's time (by driving too slow, by blocking aisles, by using their cell phone in line, by being overly coupony), especially mine, is rude in my book. i even carry around my invoice book (free lancing) and when I'm feeling especially snarky, I'll write up an invoice and hand it to someone who's been wasting my time.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for sharing that Molometer. To this day I can't talk on my phone and drive. I really don't know how people text and drive at the same time. It is selfish and dangerous. Thanks for the vote and the share!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks sgbrown. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. The world is getting sorry as far as manners go. I appreciate the visit.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading Daisy,

      You are so right. People rationalize everything according to their "colorful personalities" and there personal senses of entitlement. It is a me, me, me, society. People get pretty fired up about the dog poop. Next people will be letting their kids do it.. LOL. Thanks so much for your thoughtful response.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I will gladly link your hub! No, I don't know those people but I had REALLY bad neighbors who were the biggest inspiration for many of these sections. Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Kristine! That is one irritant I missed. I think people turn that into a habit and can't stop. That is super annoying! Good to see you!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      What a fabulous suggestion PDX. That will certainly send the hint! Fabulous!

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very good points! I am guilty of #23. I often interrupt people during a conversation and they don't like it! I am trying to work on this but it has been years and I don't know if it will change. I better keep writing instead of talking! I am also guilty of #'s 14 and 13 sometimes, but I am proud to see that I am scoring well overall! Really awesome Hub Tammy! Voted up etc.

      Thanks for SHARING!

      JSMatthew~

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      mljdgulley354 4 years ago

      Wow what a list I almost got lost getting to the comment box. lol Great list of lack of manners. I thought manners was just a lost art today. THANKS FOR SHARING

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      JS Matthew 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      mljdgulley354, the comments go on forever! I almost had to take a break while scrolling down! Carpel Tunnel!

      JSMatthew~

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      Melanie Shebel 4 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      The only one I think I'm guilty of is driving in the turning lane. It's a faster lane so I prefer to be in that lane. Awesome hub!

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Love this list. I have been guilty of not always using my turn signal. It's that good ole New Orleans way of driving. I usually take a lost shopping cart from the lot into the store to help clean up the parking lot. What I hate is dog poop on the sidewalk. People let their dogs poop right on the sidewalk and it is so gross!

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      cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

      I believe some or most of us manage to hit of of this behavior more than once in our lifetime :D

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      imatellmuva 4 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      tammyswallow, you have hit 25 nails on the head with this hub!!!

      This is certainly worthy of posting in every grocery store, every convenience store, restaurant, intersection, cashier station, workplace, MY HOUSE, etc.

      These are NOT the social norms! People have relaxed standards, and no longer give a rats booty about the impact of their behavior on others.

      Kudo's to you!!! Oh...and voted Up, Useful and AWESOME!!

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      mandymoreno81 4 years ago

      Of the common ones, I see bad table manners like playing on your phone or gaming device (ok I play with my phone!) when you're eating. I've seen people leave their shopping carts in open spaces without even trying to prop them on a curb or put them back in a designated area. I find people who take a handicapped spot who don't really need it, deplorable.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Think #25 should be #1. Otherwise most of this stuff makes good sense. Interesting.

      Thanks for SHARING!

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      You have hit the nail in the head. There are so many comments, that say enough. Thank you for #1. That is one thing nobody seems to consider very rude but really is almost a crime. Most nice Avenue's in my city, which would make for wonderful walks are absolutely not so because of the lazy and rude owners of pets, Who often don't even care to walk their own pets, but leave it to the helping hands, and littering on the pavements seems to be quite taken for granted. Voted up.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks JS Matthew. We aren't perfect and all do rude things. You have always been pleasant and polite in our correspondance. I appreciate the read and thank you for SHARING!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      mljdgulley35,

      You are so correct! Manners are a lost art! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      J.S. Matthew,

      You crack me up! This is a subject that matters to many people. Thanks!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Melbel,

      If you are driving FAST in that lane and not holding up all of traffic, you aren't being rude but being efficient. :) Thanks so much for your comment!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Truthfornow,

      I have heard many things about drivers in New Orleans. My brother was stationed there for years. He is a big Harley biker. One day he was riding and a woman in a suburban ran a red light and hit him in the side. He was thrown into the door of another car and left his imprint. Luckily he walked away. Some environments are more cut throat than others and you have to do what it takes to get by. I appreciate your response.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I think you are right cebutouristspot! Thanks!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you so much imatellmuva! I really appreciate the vote and your kind words!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree with your Mandymoreno81! It takes so little effort to return ones shopping cart. I really don't get that one. Taking handicapped spots is so wrong on so many levels. Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Au Fait,

      I am not a big fan of anyone keeping me up at night either! I really wonder what sort of damage is done to our hearing with all this noise over a long term period. Thans for your response and for SHARING!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      sen.sush23,

      Thanks for your response. This epidemic of dog poop is more than rude, it is toxic and smelly. Most states have a leash law and a scoop law. I don't think I have ever seen a pet owner scoop poop in my lifetime. These people would certainly complain if we did this in their yards. I am glad it hasn't come to that yet, but in this century, we shouldn't have to live with exposed feces as the norm. (I feel strongly about this...). Thanks so much for the vote and for your visit!

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      Kelly Umphenour 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I live on a corner lot - I have a huge window in the front of the house and very often people will let their dogs roam on my huge front lawn and poop everywhere! Some people don't clean it up - lately each time I see someone - I get right ip in the big window and smile and wave:) lol. I noticed it makes people self conscious about "picking up what they are putting down" so to speak!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I love your idea Realhousewife. Calling someone in the act takes away their annonimity and is usually the only way to stop these people from doing such things. Good for you! Thanks for your response!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ...well dear Tammy it took me so long to scroll down to the bottom of this screen that rude behavior no longer exists in the human race - lol - but while it did - you certainly hit the proverbial nail on the head with this stellar list of 'faux pas' and I can see it stirred up quite a reaction so let's post this on my Facebook page with a direct link back here and teach that crowd some good manners too - lol lol

      p.s. - by the way did you receive my urgent message on your Facebook page

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      Sondra 4 years ago from Neverland

      All of these are funny and downright rude - some I've learned to ignore or walk away from but the one I can't stand is personal grooming in public - eeeeeeeeeeew. Thanks for the laugh Tammy!

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      Great Hub!

      # 3, driving slow in the left lane is my pet peeve. I just can't stand it!

      I am pleased to say that I am a very good boy. I do not do any of these. :D

      Wait a minute . . . I thought I was off the hook. I just read the picture captions. Do you mean to say that:

      "The roving eye is actually rude and offensive!"

      Oh-oh. I think I'm in trouble.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Epi! I responded to you this morning!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Ardie. I am not a fan of other people's dead skin cells either.. :) Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Well James, we all can't be perfect. You are pretty close. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I had time to read one hub this afternoon and this was the one I chose....and I'm glad I did. Great hub and I agree that rudeness has increased greatly in the United States. I have several theories why but no time to get into them. I always enjoy your hubs...nice job!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Billybuc,

      I am honored that you would read my hub! Thank you so much for your kind words.

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Hi Tammy,

      I have to agree that rudeness has somewhat increased. People just seem to have this "I don't care what people think of me" attitude. I loved the entire list and kept saying to myself "yup", "yup that one too." I can honestly say that I am guilty of only one, being late. Yet, I have gotten better than I used to be years ago. And your top #1 rudest behavior I cannot stand. I really believe whoever does that really does other rude behaviors on your list as well. There's no excuse for it. Great hub voted across! Yes, it's "beautiful" too :)

      Sharyn

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much Sharyn. I think this problem is certainly on the rise. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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      Injured lamb 4 years ago

      Give you a five is certainly more than my words...great job done Tammy, I always believe that having good manners is what we show the respect to others, and showing respect is not merely for elders but to everyone...thanks for the sharing, you deserve the voting for this hub, up of course, cheers!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Injured Lamb. It is probably obvious that these are my pet peeves. It is sad that people just don't respect each other any more. Thanks so much for reading!

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      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Boy, this shows we are so much enveloped in this bad behavior that do not realize until someone points out...lol

      Thanks Tammy. Need to share it since, awareness can bring about a change!

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      Cloverleaf 4 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      You've hit the nail right on the head with this list, tammyswallow! My biggest pet peeve has to be when people cut in line in front of me. I must admit, I did it once because I was in a super hurry - and then I felt REALLY guilty afterwards. Would never do it again!!!! Voted up & sharing.

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      rlaha 4 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      THANK YOU!!!!!! I am so happy someone has written a hub on these behaviors! I think most of these are my pet peeves!!! Thank you!! Voted up, interesting, useful and AWESOME!

      I think though, I am only guilty of sometimes not returning the shopping cart to the store or to the designated areas. Those times I'm just tired or lazy. Most of the time I do though.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Ruchira! I appreciate that!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I recently had an old man cut in front of me in Walmart Cloverleaf. He said I know you don't mind if I sneak ahead of you. When he got to the register I could tell he was confused and probably shouldn't have been left alone. There are all kinds in the world. But I feel bad for the elderly. Thanks for sharing!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You are welcome rlaha. Sometimes we have urgent situations in which we can't be as polite as we would normally be. Life happens. Thanks for your visit!

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      Jeff 4 years ago from Where ever the road takes me....

      People on cell phones are the worse. In a public place talking, and everyone within 50 feet can hear them...I've told many to take it down a notch..WE don't want to hear your convo about your smoozing the boss at the company party last night...Or the one about the stripper at your party either...HAHA Some peeps just don't get it. And tail gaiters...BACKOFF! Dang, that felt good to vent....thanks for the great hub friend!!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading Jrandol62. I see people everywhere now with the blue tooth head pieces in. When they talk into those it looks like they are talking to themselves... loudly. Great thoughts! Thanks for sharing.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      I cam back for another peek--it is still as good the second time around!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Audrey!

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      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago

      Looks like you hit a few nerves with this one! I get peeved at bad drivers--tail gaiters, speeders, frequent lane changers especially those who don't use their turn signals, and people who drive too fast in parking lots. I plead guilty to talking too loud on occasion, especially when I'm expressing disagreement with some jackass who doesn't agree with me.

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      jamila sahar 4 years ago

      great great hub ! everything is so true the driving, the animals, everything i agree with everything !!!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you for reading and commenting jamila!

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      Madurai 4 years ago from Online

      Very nice list of rude behaviours and I regularly follow 24, which I want to correct myself. Thanks for SHARING and voted up:)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading and commenting Madurai! I appreciate that.

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      sam209 4 years ago

      I was a victim of number 2 on this list while at the movies watching Mission Impossible. During one of the most intriguing scenes someone was on their cellphone chatting away. Very annoying! Great hub Tammy!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Grrr.. Why do people do that?? I would rather watch movies at home for this reason. Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!

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      HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

      I do believe you covered just about everything, and very well at that! LOVE it! I tend to live under a rock these days, as I am so tired of the rude behavior of people. Voting up and awesome and definitely sharing!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You and me both HubTub! And the older you get, the worse it gets. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      HubTub 4 years ago from The Sunshine State

      I agree, sad but true. You're very welcome!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh My you are so right.. I am so tired of all the rudeness. but unless you snatched the phones out of people s hands or attack them all we can do is roll our eyes.. LOl

      great hub.

      Debbie

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is so true Ms. Deborah. I guess there aren't enough societal rewards for people to behave in society. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I appreciate your visit.

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      Justin W. Price 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Tammy, I've linked this to Loudbraries: http://hubpages.com/literature/Library-Etiquette...

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks PDXKaraokeGuy! I will link Loudbraries to this hub as well. Perhaps rude people will finally get the hint!

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      cebutouristspot 4 years ago from Cebu

      Sorry :( I guess am a bit rude as I am guilty of some of this in your list. (But not always hahaha)

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      saday 4 years ago from India

      Very wisely written post. Thanks tammyswallow for sharing. Voted up and interesting..

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      Jessee R 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Amazing and complete collection of rude behavior. After going through it I would say I have been rude at times and will now surely take care in the future!

      Amazing hub!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      A great hub once again Tammy. A nice checklist for all of us.

      Voted up and pushed all the buttons except that it's not funny.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I think we are all rude sometimes. At least you are honest cebutouristspot. :) Thanks for the comment.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks saday! :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I think we all have been rude rahul0324! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much rajan! I appreciate your visit. And it isn't funny. :(

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      Ramphil Basco 4 years ago from Iloilo, Philippines

      very rude yet very funny.. lol.. I love this hub.. voted up!

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      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago

      Wow! You struck a few nerves with this one. Nice job. You should add a few about rude behavior on Hubpages and the Internet.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you kingphilipIV. I appreciate your polite response.. LOL! Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for stopping by Ralph Deeds. I have recently come into contact with several rude and unscrupulous hubbers. (Wonder if it is a coincidence my score will rise to 96 and plummet to 85 in a few hours.. hmm..). It is in the works. I thank you for your comment.

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      frantisek78 4 years ago

      Good list. People not using their turn signals infuriates me to no end. I've noticed drivers in the US are using their turn signals less and less, as if it were an annoyance. In many other countries police give out huge fines for not using a turn signal, and rightly so. After a 2nd offense their licenses should be revoked. I mean if someone is too lazy, too stupid or both to use a turn signal, they should not be driving at all.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Frantsek78,

      I really agree with you. Using a turn signal benefits the driver more than any one and keeps a person from getting hit or rear ended. I would love to know how many people are injured in accidents because they were too lazy to turn on their signal. I am all for the fines and I wish laws were stricter here. If police gave out tickets like this as they do for speeding, there may be some change. Thanks for your insightful comment.

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      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago

      I've noticed the same thing about people not using turn signals. Bad trend. Tailgating is even worse, especially on freeways at 70+ mph. Also, the above while talking on a cell phone. Big SUV and pickup truck drivers are the worst, in my experience.

    • Jhudah 4 years ago

      lol. i'm guilty for being noisy and late.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Me too Jhudah. I appreciate your visit.

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      sayus2884 4 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

      I saw a foreigner scream at a staff member at an airport once and it's just because he doesn't like to pay for the extra baggage. The staff member tried to explain but the guy kept complaining and screaming. People were looking with interest and curiosity. Eventually, security came and i think he and his family was taken somewhere.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a perfect example of inappropriate behavior sayus2884. So many people treat those in service positions terribly and they didn't create the policies. It just doesn't get any one anywhere when they act like this. Thanks so much for sharing that!

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      This is a great hub and I voted up and interesting. People in Thailand are just as guilty as Americans for the 25 rudest behaviors. Some of the things which we think are rude such as picking your nose are accepted here. Other things that we do such as crossing our legs and pointing our feet at people are considered rude by Thais.

    • oceansider 4 years ago

      This was great! It really had me laughing.

      I've seen it all, just about everything you mentioned in your hub. The one that gets to me the most is tail gaiting because it's so dangerous.

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      Corey 4 years ago from Northfield, MA

      Funny and so true. My pet peeve is not washing hands after using the restroom. I cannot count how many times I have watched people leave the restroom without washing their hands. It is an unhealthy and rude habit. You increase your chances of getting sick and spreading communicable diseases to those around you. Gross and it takes a minute to wash hands.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow.. I find it interesting that rude behavoir is world wide. I didn't realize crossing one's legs could be offensive anywhere. Thanks for sharing that. I appreciate your visit and comment.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a big rude behavior cabmgmnt! That bothers me too. I have noticed people don't wash often. Yuck!

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      FirstStepsFitness 4 years ago

      Yes....yes ...yes great hub ,I wish I could have thought to address this subject matter in one of my hubs! I think people have gone well beyond rude to ignoring others,to me rude behavior stems from at least acknowledging others then being inconsiderate but now people pretend no one

      else is around. To me that is beyond rude.My pet peeve people that walk their dog off leash ,they figure if they are not on leash the owner won't clean up after it .Some people are just to lazy (period).Great hub :-)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for sharing these ideas FirstStepsFitness. I think lazyiness is a great explanation for many people's rude behavior! I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Peter Geekie 4 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Excellent observation - now all we need to do is to get others to understand what they do is unacceptable (perhaps even ourselves sometimes). Even the English, renowned for their good manners would do well to look at ourselves critically these days.

      As my mother used to say - good manners costs nothing.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I love your mother's saying Peter. I think I would love a visit to England. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

    • littleswan5 4 years ago

      I just had another frustrating experience at the grocery store. So, I came home looking for some tips on how to deal with rude/clueless/"entitled" people.

      In So.Calif, if people aren't tailgating you, or driving while texting, or driving like speed-demons in the slow lane, cause they feel "entitled", they're invading your space at the grocery store, or blocking the lanes, and then giving YOU a dirty look. It's insane.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I think this sense of entitlement is the root cause of all rude behavior Littleswan. Most people have a me first attitude. When they are on the road they think it belongs to them (especially bicycle riders). I know exactly what you mean. If you are a conscienence person it can be quite draining when you extend courtesy to the world and then you get dirty looks in return. It is my pet peeve too littleswan! Thanks so much for your comment!

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      ccmorrow 4 years ago from Florida

      I must say, smacking your food has got to be my biggest pet peeve! It irks me more than ever! Also, being late is so rude. I do agree with you that it is part of life and sometimes it's beyond our control. But, some people take advantage of it and have no consideration for other peoples time. Oh boy, I can go on and on and on. I think this is a great hub - thanks for sharing with us! :)

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      jaybird22 4 years ago from New York

      Awesome Hub and good reading. Voted up!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much jaybird22!

    • Apollogirl 4 years ago

      While shopping at a popular department store, I witnessed a woman changing her baby on one of the display beds. While a baby cannot help soiling itself, there is still the matter of spillover, getting rid of the diaper and washing the baby. These stores usually provide baby accommodations in the ladies room.

      I also heard about another woman changing her baby on top of her dining table at a restaurant.

      I am always amazed!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow Apollogirl! That is really disturbing. There are so many other options for parents to change their kids.. even changing stations in the men's bathrooms. That is unreal. People don't have any sense. That is one of the most extreme rude behaviors so far. Thanks for commenting.. ewweee...

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      Amy L. Tarr 4 years ago from Home

      On the lines of customer service. I hate it when the employee has their "script" memorized. An example of this is when someone says "Have a nice day, come again" but you know by the way they say it that they are really thinking, "Take your crap so I can move on to the next guy. I want to clear my line so I can take my break."

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a biggie PenHits the Fan. It really sends the message of insincerity. This leaves so many businesses with missed opportunities for repeat customers. Thanks so much for sharing that.

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      wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY

      I'm afraid I'm a multiple offender, but I strive not to be! Number 23, 21 and 13 are problem areas! What bothers me the most are probably numbers 4, 6, 10, 17 and 25.

      I can't stand when parents allow their children to scream in public, I guess I'm old fashion but a little paddle on the backside solves a lot of problems!

      Disrespect to elders really bothers me, I see this as vertict on society!

      I have little sympathy or understanding for those who mess up public restrooms.

      I consider it very disrespectful for a cashier to talk on a cell phone or look away from you while your transacting business or speaking!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Tammy, this is a fine list of aweful behaviors. I was under the impression that only developing countries had people exhibiting such uncouth actions. But I guess, human nature is the same everywhere and exceptions to these erratic behaviors can be seen even in developing countries.

      Great hub. Voted up, useful and interesting. Shared it too on fb and G+1

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much Rajan! I appreciate your visit and the share.

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      Penelopesweet 4 years ago

      Oh my God there is a special place in hell for people that eat with there mouth open, right next to murderers and people who talk on cell phones during movies lol

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      Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      This is brilliant! I agree with ALL 25 rude behaviours...I'm not guilty of many of these luckily!! Voted up and awesome, interesting! :)

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      Thomas Swan 4 years ago from New Zealand

      I feel your pain. I don't do any of these. For no.5, why not just move their cart? It's what I do. No point standing there and waiting.

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      nmdonders 4 years ago

      That's a great list of behaviors. I like to say that you can typically tell if you are behaving rudely just by asking yourself how you would think or react if someone else was acting that way. However, a lot of people aren't bothered by some things so they don't think it bothers others when they do it. And yes, some people just don't realize a particular behavior is rude.

      I'd love to see more literature on stuff like this. This is very informative and helpful.

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      talfonso 4 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      #10 of the rude behaviors is my concern when eating out. Kids who are running around and screaming all over the place take the fun out. The last time I dined out, there were NO kids. It was a weekday afternoon and the kids were at school or daycare at the time. HUZZAH!

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Great list!

      When entering a place of business, I generally look behind me to see if there's anyone close by. If so, I hold the door open for them (just something I was taught to do as a youngster). Most will say "Thank You" and be on their way. Others ignore me as if I'm a paid doorman. To those, I say a very vocal, "You're Welcome" as they pass by. I actually had one turn around and ask me what I said to them. I answered, "I said, "You're Welcome" in reply to your "Thank You", but I must have mistaken you for someone that had been taught how to be polite!" I received a gruff "Thank You" in return. Maybe the next time they'll remember the incident and be more respectful of the person doing them a favor.

      I use this at drive up windows, also, when the employee doesn't say "Thank You" anytime during the money or food exchange. My reply here, if questioned, is, "I'm sorry, I thought you were thanking me for doing business here. I guess next time I can go down the street to your competitor. By the way, is your manager handy?"

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading Penelopesweet. Thanks for bringing some humor to this problem. Eating with ones mouth open is really hard to listen to. :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading and leaving a comment MelChi! I appreciate your visit.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Great points Thomas Swan. I agree with your approach as long as personal space isn't crossed. Thanks so much for your visit.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks nmdonders. I hope that more people will read this and become aware of their own behaviors or share it with mannerless friends. LOL. I appreciate you stopping by to read and comment.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Great point talfonso. People really do a diservice to their children by not raising them right and to act up in public. Most kids get this teaching only through teachers. Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow rcrumple! The simplest gestures make the biggest difference. The lack of these gestures also makes a big difference. If I come across service like this, I am not likely to go back either. We all work to hard for our money and with holding and spending our money is the only way we can really send messages to businesses good and bad. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences here. I appreciate your visit.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Great hub! One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone does not say thank you. From holding the door for someone to stopping the car to let someone cross, a simple thanks or wave of the hand would suffice.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      These are big pet peeves Glimmer Twin Fan. It takes so little to make these gestures and people still don't make the effort. Thank you for sharing that.

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      J Antonio Marcelino 4 years ago from Illinois, USA

      Interesting Article.

      I do three Items on the list...

      19: I like to reach for the serving dishes and some times my elbows do end up on the table during points in the meal.

      8: I comb may hair and brush my teeth in public. Restrooms that are located offices, restaurants, and so on. Sometimes I want clean teeth, gum and floss just don't cut it.

      1: My pet loves to "go" when on grass. I at least try to make up for it by picking up after my pet and even the things left by others.

      Interesting+1

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading and commenting Tonyx35. This has really opened up discussion on rude behaviors. Doing those things in a restroom aren't rude, but it would be rude at the dinner table. LOL. I appreciate your comment.

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      Bill 4 years ago from western pennsylvania

      All 25 are great although I think everybody is guilty of something every now and then.

    • tallguy206 4 years ago from UK

      I like hub pages.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi handymanbill. I think we have all done these every now and then. Thanks for reading.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I am glad tallguy206.

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      John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Hi Tammy, I remember watching a movie in a theater seated in front of a very large woman who didn't stop eating during the entire movie - the movie was over 2 hours long and I had to endure her loud smacking and chewing - like a pig! LOL, I can laugh now, but it was painful when it was taking place.

      Excellent hub!

      John

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      It is good to see you John. That sounds like torcher! I haven't been to a theater in a long time since I have a little one and I really don't miss it. I would much rather watch a movie at home where I can't see, hear, or smell strangers. LOL... Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      I really hate hearing people belch in public, especially at restaurants! In Europe this is considered rude and many of my friends who visited the States said how rude they thought it was to hear people belch so loud! I find it funny how some people belch and say "excuse me" after, as if saying excuse makes it less offensive...If you have burp, just keep it, many people can, it's not that hard!

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      Becky Bruce 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Love, love, love this!!! :) Voted up :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Great observation Alexadry. It is supposed to be rude to belch in the US but I think people are pretty immune to it. There are many people here who pride themselves on belching the alphabet and doing it as loudly as possible. I agree with you that it is not good manners. Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you Becky Bruce!

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      HL Keeley 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      My friend invited me over to her apartment to study for a test. When I got there the room was a mess and there was stuff everywhere. When I told her I was not comfortable studying in a messy room, she told me it was rude to tell someone their room is messy. Maybe my blunt personality comes off as rude a lot of times, but i was brought up to clean the room when expecting guests, no matter who it is. Also, she is VERY guilty of number 13. I hate when people leave me waiting.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      It is usually polite to clean when you are expecting company. Most of us do it out of a sense of personal integrity. I don't like to be kept waiting. It is just rude to not call if one will be late. Thanks for sharing your insights.

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      shimlahillstation 4 years ago from India

      S0me of them are rude but some i don't think they are that

      rude.

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      Nikki Major 4 years ago

      GREAT HUB!!! I agree, the epidemic of rudeness is spreading like wild fire. very informative.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much Nikki Major. I am just glad that I am not the only one who thinks so. :)

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      Chen Suen 4 years ago from Arcadia, California

      Wow, many of these really irritate me sometime. There is one in particular that applies to me now. I'm on crutches right now with an injury so I have a temporary handicap placard. Every time we go to park somewhere, I find cars parked there without a proper placard. Anyway, I'm not a saint, but I guess my mom taught me right. I can honestly say I'm not an offender of any of these things. Thanks for the hub.

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      ps-orbis 4 years ago

      That's amazing what some people do without considering their friends, neighbors, and people in general when they commit these acts. Shame on them. And thanks for the cool hubpage. :)

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      erinb62 4 years ago from Laconia, NH

      Great hub! I want to send this to my rude neighbors! One thing I would add - I am a part-time cashier and we r not allowed to have cell phones on the floor, that is a big no no. On the other hand, I find it rude when people are talking on their phones while I am checking them out, especially when they don't acknowledge this or apoligize after

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Bless you Chen! I hope you will soon be off of those crutches. Some public doors are so heavy I bet it is hard to get around. Too many able bodied people take the handicapped spots. That is just soooo wrong. Thanks for your response.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Well said ps-orbis. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your response erinb62. I wish all employers would ban cell phones. I used to go to an ice cream shop in my town and the teen cashier was trying to text someone while ringing me up. It happens all the time in convience stores too. Some cashiers act irritated when you disturb their phone calls. That is just bad business. It bothers me too.

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      Time2Spare 4 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

      This a great hub. Loved reading it. Pretty much true too. It got me thinking as to which all apply to me. I do hope more people get to read this and are aware of how their rude behavior can affect others. Voted up. and shared.

    • dd 4 years ago

      i am a rude personand i come from rudepeople i like it. i think you need to get over yourselves forgive and forget!! it will make everyones life better.but you have some very good points and i will look into changing my rudness

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading and commenting Time2spare. We can always hope. :)

    • lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      This hub is excellent.

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      Murphy 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      It is an excellent Hub!

      Shouting is my #1 Pet Peeve...

      Nothing represents a greater loss of self control.

      Nothing promotes turmoil more.

      Having to repeat myself is my #2 Pet Peeve.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Thank for sharing this list. I think we are all guilty of 1 or more of these from time to time, but acknowledging it and apologizing may lessen the rude behavior. Thanks, will share and vote up!!

    • lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Reply to Critical Message- I hate being interrupted or cut off when I am speaking. It indicates a lack of social skills. It also shows that other person is impatient waiting for their turn to speak. I usually like to put people to the test to see if they were really listening and most of the time it's a lost case. As far as shouting, yelling and screaming, nothing ever gets resolved like this. I have other pet peeves myself.

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      Ann-Christin 4 years ago from UK

      Great hub every single one of these things annoy me but especially being interrupted when speaking and people eating with their mouths open.

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      Dave Rogers 4 years ago from New York

      i think number for me is a big problem, i tend to ignore rude behaviors because it seems to be a second nature thing to people. but letting a dog do their business on someones lawn here in new york seems to be normal because much of the people think who the hell they are... sorry i needed to vent :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks lovedoctor926!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I dislike shouting too CriticalMessage. I don't care to be shouted at either. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you Janine Huldie!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree too Lovedoctor. I hate when I am talking to someone and their mouth is moving because they are waiting for me to be quiet so they can speak. This means they aren't paying any attention to what I am saying. Great thoughts.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      These are two of the biggest complaints so for Christin53. It would be really bad for someone to interupt you when their mouth is full. LOL. That would top all. :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I really dislike dog poo too snoblet. It is a nightmare for parents cause little ones don't notice it and step in it and track it with their shoes. Then- there is nothing better than your toddler picking up a turd. I despise it and I live in an apartment complex with many irresponsible pet owners. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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      NC4Life078 4 years ago from United States of America

      #14 is the best on the list, & not returning shopping carts is one of my pet peeves. I was surprised that "Turning your back on someone while their speaking" isn't on this. The parents are to blame for most of these, the other is bad driving habbits. Most of the time they don't realize they are doing it. For example, I use my blinker in the parking lot & driveway, just because I'm so used to using it.

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      jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

      Great hub! Another rude behavior that I can't stand is when people don't say thank you when you hold the door open for them. It seems as if some people think they are entitled to have someone else hold the door open for them and therefore don't need to show any gratitude. Rude!

      Voted up and shared.

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      GypsyFootedWoman 4 years ago

      You nailed this one. It sounds like you live near me. No one is perfect, but you are right, some of these are just common courtesy. And don't get me started on Walmart...

      Great hub!

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      Horse Feathers 4 years ago from Indiana USA

      I do believe ignoring those around you is the rudest thing we do to each other. No smile to exchange. Can't seem to conger up a hello to people we pass by. Opening a door or giving a hand to someone in need if you know them or not.

      The walls have been constructed and tearing them down is our greatest chore.

      We need to become a family of people again. To our neighbors, our town, and our nation.

    • kelleyward 4 years ago

      What a great reminder of how we are oft annoyed by the things other people do because we in fact do them.. Ha ha. I love this hub! Voted up and shared! Kelley

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks NC4Life. Turning ones back on someone should be on this list. That would be a great addition. I agree that parents are the reason behind this. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Good point jennzie. I have seen that a lot. That behavior seems to be purposefully rude.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much GypsyFootedWoman. Funny you should say Walmart. I wrote a separate hub on that because it is its own problem. Great thoughts!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That was a very prolific statement Horse Feathers. I agree with you on that. I just wish everyone else was on the same page as you. :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much kelleyward! :)

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      T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Very good and true to life hub! Voted up!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks T4an! I appreciate that!

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      Grace Whites 4 years ago from Manalapan, New Jersey, USA

      This is really cool. All of these are rude behavior for me, you makes me laugh with your photos here.

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      meiamae 4 years ago

      Guilty for some. haha. Nice one!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Grace Whites. I want to find one of those no dog poop signs.. LOL!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks meiamae!

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      Sasha Kim 4 years ago

      This is so true! You listed all my pet peeves here!! I can honestly say I don't do any of these. If only everyone would make an effort the public would be nicer to be around. Voted up!!!

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      Dancing Water 4 years ago

      Excellent hub that everyone needs to read, and ask, "Is this me?" Narcissism does seem to be running rampant in the behavior of Americans these days. As our culture slides into the third world with the diminishing of our global moral and economic status, I believe that our behavior will improve in time. However, it is unfortunate that our country has to fall from its pedestal of entitlement and arrogance to do so. Thank you again for an objective, succinct hub delineated some of the oh so common rude behaviors that surface almost daily when one is out in public these days.

      By the way, tailgaters have a special place on the Wall of Shame, in my opinion.

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 4 years ago from Asheville NC

      I am so sorry it took me so long to find this hub as I would have shared it immediately. Think I might share it anyway! I have to admit that I am guilty of many listed, some inadvertent, some habitual due to lack of conditioning and some intentional because I can be an a** when prompted! LOL!

      All of this is to say that life has gotten a lot easier for me since I realized that I'm not in control of other people and what I think is rude may not mean squat to them. The best thing I can do is focus on my own actions, try to be kind and courteous in most situations and think good thoughts of and for those who may not be as conscious of others.

      My way of contributing a little forgiveness and goodness in the world, much like your writing does!

      Thanks for a wonderful hub! Voting up and sharing for thought or provocation!!!! Again LOL!

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      Max Zvyagintsev 4 years ago from New Zealand

      LOL

      This is a very entertaining hub, and sadly true lol

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree Mama Kim 8. It would take such a small amount of effort to make a big difference but everyone would have to do it. Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You have shared some very prolific thoughts here Dancing Water. You say it very well. Narcissim seems to be spreading and human beings can't stop and consider the feelings of others. Tailgaters are a MAJOR danger to society. Thank you so much for your deep and intelligent comment.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Its good to see you Born2care20001. I think we all have the potential to do anyone of the things on this list because we are only human at the core. The problem with rude behavior is that it brings out the worst in humans because it offends us at the core. I appreciate your warm comment.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Kiwi Max! :)

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      Ellie McHale 4 years ago from Menlo Park

      Yes, all of these are common sense, but it's nice to have an entertaining reminder of how to live well. Thank you!

    • ksinll 4 years ago

      What a great list. I try to abide by all of these precepts, yet all of us slip up at some time or another. But it is great that there is a reminder put out there every now and again to remind people of these important rules of etiquette. Thanks for this hub!

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      Levertis Steele 4 years ago from Southern Clime

      What a useful hub that serves to remind and teach good manners!

      Although there has to be exceptions to some rules, I must mention that #21 above is one that I must break often. If I shop late afternoons or at night, I do not truck a buggy to a corral. It could be dangerous. I get into my car ASAP. Crooks still rob, take cars, kidnap, and take other advantages of people, especially lone ladies. So what if there are cameras on the premises? I do not care for the store to record me getting mugged. I wish to try to avoid a mugging. If I cannot park close to a corral, I will not walk too many feet away.

      Some of the grocery stores I frequent sometimes have a man working the parking lots with a buggy car, or whatever it is called, constantly collecting and trucking many buggies at a time. Sometimes I have a tip($) in hand for a bagboy who helps me with carting and lifting my groceries at night. He also returns the buggy.

      I would like to specify litterings in #14: Please do not throw used diapers and spit wads of chewing tobacco in parking lots or other inappropriate places!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Great comments and thoughts. Your suggestion is wise Levertis Steele. If I were shopping at night, I think I would do the same thing. You have some great suggestions here. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I hate people cutting lines. It's just rude. I patiently waited for my turn and I expect others to do the same. I also had an experience with a neighbor letting his dog do its business on our front lawn. It's just irresponsible to do this.

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      Lin02 4 years ago from India

      They are rude especially the girl picking her nose

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree jpcmc. If you look like a nice person people assume they can walk all over you. Thanks for sharing jpcmc.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Lin02. I hope she finds gold. :)

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      Kimberly Shelden 4 years ago from Idaho

      This is a great Hub I wish I would have thought of it. I think it boils down to people have forgotten about the Golden Rule, if they would just treat other's the way they want to be treated, we would not have rude people! Great insight, loved it!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much k2jade31. You are right that the Golden Rule has been forgotten. :(

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      Columba Smith 4 years ago from California

      I bought my kids George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. We sure need them! I think we'll read this hub together, too. I've been guilty of rude behavior when stressed, and this is a great reminder.

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      marketingbloke 4 years ago

      I have to admit i'm in the offenders category

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You are a great parent Collisa. Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Well Marketingbloke, admitting it is the first step. LOL! Thanks for your honesty. We are all guilty. :)

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      B Lucy 4 years ago from Podunk, Virginia

      LOVE THIS!! So many things on the list are my pet peeves. Of course, when I offend it isn't nearly as annoying . . LOL!

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      Glo L Bernadas 4 years ago from Philippines

      We really have to re-learn good moral character and right conduct. These are great reminders for all of us.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      It can't be more true that you said it tammyswallow , and more rude if it happen knowingly. Voted up and shared

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I appreciate your comment dwachira. It is an epidemic. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Eric Parker 4 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

      My pet peeve are people who don't use turn signals. They should give them tickets, but around here, most police officers don't use them either.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree Erik. Using the turn signal actually benefits the one who is turning. It makes no sense. I appreciate your thoughts on the subject.

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      Magdelene 4 years ago from Okotoks

      Gotta say one of my major annoyances are people who tailgate and of course then the ones who drive slow in the fast/passing lane. Just recently while driving back from BC has a horrid experience with that, motor-home would not get out of the fast lane so the vehicle behind us passed us and then the motor-home in the right lane, so we thought, heck with it, we will do that as well; we were part way passed him in the right lane and then he decided he would move over to the slow lane, could have ended very badly but at the last moment he noticed whoops, there is someone there. This was not a one off thing, there was more than one passing lane before the guy behind us passed by him and us on the right. Drivers tend to get very frustrated, especially in summer tourist traffic.

      Taking Credit for the Work of Others is another major Pet Peeve of mine.

      Thumbs up to your Hub

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow Magdelene! There is no reason for these vehicles to be in the fast lane. . If I see an RV, I stay away from it, but more so when I see a Uhaul truck. Those drivers are usually very inexperienced and those large trucks are so hard to drive. I am glad your story has a happy ending. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing that story.

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      Nikki8 4 years ago from Near Los Angeles

      Nice hub.....bad behavior totally shows on how a person is driving and here in LA it is not flying very high....!! I come from Europe and people there behave slightly better because people there (depending on the country) are not as shellfish and competition is the last thing on their mind....they are raised to treat others with respect but of course there are always exceptions to the rule....!!

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      Adrian Smith 4 years ago from UK

      Great list and I was nodding my head throughout! I think the sense of entitlement some people have that you mentioned is really what a lot of it boils down to; just thinking about yourself and not about the impact you have on others. Thanks for the chuckle!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading Nikki8. We all need to start thinking about others as well as ourselves. :)

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      Rebecca 4 years ago

      Great hub! I'm sure if we're honest then all of us have to admit to doing at least one of us at some point in our lives, but I'm happy to say that I seem to be a pretty polite person! My personal pet hate is people who can't be bothered to acknowledge people who are serving them, for example a cashier in a supermarket. Not only is it rude, it gives the impression that, just because you perhaps have a better job than them, you seem to think you're better than them.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for stopping by Rebecca2904. You are right, everyone of us has been rude at some point. Some people do it consistently. I think rude service people is at the top of everyone's list so far. People in service positions tend to forget that without the person standing in their check out line, they wouldn't have a job. It suggests bad management over all too that this is allowed to happen. Excellent thoughts!

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      navneetjha 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Fantastic Hub.. Voted up..

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much navneetijha! I appreciate that.

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      g37752 4 years ago

      I always drive fast - cruise-controled at limit+10. I know however, people can drive in the passing lane for a reason. One reason I know - the right lane is usually rougher than the passing lane. I never realized that until I tried it.. why? because of the heavy trucks.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      g37752- That right lane can get pretty tricky with those trucks and people merging on and off the ramps. There always seems to be someone going 30 miles an hour in that lane too. But I personally think people who drive too slow are much more dangerous than those who drive too fast. I usually drive over the speed limit. It is usually to avoid getting stuck in these messes. Great thoughts!

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      jellygator 4 years ago from USA

      Happy to see this hub being nominated for an award! http://cogerson.hubpages.com/hub/My-2012-Hubbie-Aw...

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I had no idea! Thanks for letting me know Jellygator! :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Excellent hub, tammy! Well worthy of an award, I also saw it on cogerson nomination list! You were definitely in my list even before reading this. Brilliant humor here and so very true! Voted and will share on if there is anyone left who hasn't read it yet!:)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is very kind of you. Thank you so much Suzie HQ!

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      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago

      One of my pet peeves on the road is when signs warn that the right lane merges left and sensible people plan ahead a bit and move to the center lane but others ignore the warning and pass 20 cars on the right and crowd in at the head of the line, often without signalling, and often talking on a cell phone. They tend to be people like Romney who have an overblown sense of entitlement and are driving Cadillacs, BMWs, Land Rovers and other ego support cars (that I can't afford!). Pickup truck drivers are also frequent offenders of all kinds.

      You sure hit a nerve with this Hub!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Ralph Deeds,

      This is a big, big pet peeve. I have dealt with these terrible drivers. I don't know why they think they are so special. It rarely ever saves them any time to do this. I love your term.. ego support cars. That is excellent. Thanks for sharing that pet peeve. That is a big one!

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      Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      You should see me - agreeing with you, smiling real big and nodding my head up and down. We sure think alike. You've done an outstanding job listing the 25 rudest behaviors - and of course I'm completely innocent on all 25! Up and all the rest.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading Vocal Coach. Of all people, I could never imagine you ever doing anything on this list. :)

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      roxygurl464 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Number 5 drives me nuts! It's completely rude in all sense of the word! I feel like walking over to the person's cart and moving it myself and saying "Please, don't mind me, I'll move YOUR stuff out of everyone else's way, please continue to stare at the salad dressings for another 20 mins." I don't usually let little things like this get to me, but for some reason it's a real pet peeve!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      It is one of mine too Roxygurl. It is just so selfish. People must assume some sort of a feeling of ownership when it comes to rude behavior. It is their road, their Walmart and their isle. Some people do not have the capacity to think of anyone but themselves. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      manatita44 4 years ago from london

      Well researched hub. Lots of things to note, and practise or avoid practising. Well done.

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      mythbuster 4 years ago from Utopia, Oz, You Decide

      I need to work on numbers 13 and 23... and sometimes I am even LATE because I interrupted someone who was talking - and visited too long, leaving too little time to get to the next appointment in time... Wow, two transgressions in one day, back to back... it happens (hanging my head).

      Great hub!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks manatita44! I appreciate that. :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thank you mythbuster. I have a 3 year old so I have been late many times in the last few years. We can't be perfect all the time. :)

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      psychicdog.net 4 years ago

      Cheers Tammy - good hub the spag eater got me in! - it astounds me sometimes how thoughtless we can be! And you are absolutely right - formally dining is hard to find nowadays - it's hard enough trying to get kids to behave around a tea table!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for that insight psychicdog.net. There seems to be a movement in this country against all things formal. I am not a formal person but I think these ceremonial things are part of our culture and help keep us civilized. It is a dying form. I appreciate your visit.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ..back to revisit a classic Tammy and it took me so long to scroll down to the bottom of this page that I was kind of expecting a sequel to this landmark hub entitled 25 more rudest rude behaviors - lol - and I am sure that human nature being what it is and always will be - that we will never 'run out' of rude behaviors - lol - loved this one though as I loved it so much the first time around and I see that practically every hubber in hubville has left a comment here - lake erie time ontario canada 11:09pm and listening to Dylan's Blonde on Blonde album

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Aww.. thanks Epi. Seems there are so many people out there who can relate to the annoyances of rude behavior. I am just glad there are nice people in the world like you who don't act like this. :) 11:53 NC Time. Listening to K's Choice. Thanks my friend.

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....I only act like this when I don't hear from 'my Tammy' with a nice little comment for the epi-man to make his day (or night) lol - and yes good thoughts to you as well - lake erie time 12:35am

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      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago

      A couple more--people who drive too fast in parking lots. People who cut through my local bank's parking lot to avoid a red light. People who use the last bit of toilet paper and don't remember to replace the roll.

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      Elise Brown 4 years ago from Somewhere in the United States

      Rude elevator behavior. There should be elevator etiquette. When using the elevator, the people exiting the elevator do so before the people entering. Too many times people try to enter the elevator before letting the others exit.

      Another thing, when tall people enter the elevator, please remember to observe your surroundings, look below you and around you to make sure you're not backing up into those of us that aren't so tall.

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      Ralph Deeds 4 years ago

      Speaking of elevator etiquette, men should avoid ogling women standing near them. I once heard a woman where I worked refer to a guy I knew as having "elevator eyes."

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      Elise Brown 4 years ago from Somewhere in the United States

      Yes, that too!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Great suggestion Ralph Deeds. Driving so fast in parking lots and cutting through public lots is really dangerous. Excellent suggestions!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a great point elusivelycool. I always thought people should get off first. I had a soccer mom ram me pretty good with a stroller as she was trying to be first on the elevator. Elevators are a little too small and can invade our personal space. Great thoughts!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is great Ralph Deeds. Guys should oogle discreetly. It is terrible when a man with a perfectly attractive partner starts oogling and she gives the woman a dirty look. You guys are funny!

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      dfelker 4 years ago

      Right on. My pet peeve is being late for church (guilty) It's rude - people trickling in during the opening hymns or announcements - to the musicians, choir, pastors and all the people that worked hard to put the service together. Not to mention I don't think God is too pleased either.

      I have a hub about house guest behavior and it too gets a lot of comments, I think people like the opportunity to vent! Well Done!

    • AsvinTomJoseph 4 years ago

      Hi tammyswallow,

      I agree with almost everything you had to say except part of number 8. I believe that grooming one's hair in public, which leaves hair and skin cells, shouldn't be of much concern. Hair and skin cells "fall off" naturally , and citing those as reasons to prohibit hair grooming seems a bit silly. Great article though! :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree with that too dfelker. People getting up and down during the sermon gets irritating too. It is understandable with young children. I will check out your hub too!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Asvin,

      I agree we can't avoid other people's dead skin cells, flakes of hairspray, and strands of hair. I just don't want these things in my food. Thanks so much for reading!

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      Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

      hehe very good interesting and amusing hub. i enjoyed ur choice of pictures! hahaha

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      RZed 4 years ago from UK

      Good work. Great hub. I have to say, the use of mobiles seems to dominate many peoples life and improper use, especially in the middle of a conversation is certainly one i consider to be the most annoying (perhaps because it happens the most often!). Votes up.

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      Lovelovemeloveme 4 years ago from Cindee's Land

      oh oh! I know one tammy. How about the people on the bus that would sit on the outside seats and not the inside. Like it's not an air-plane ticket here! Imagine a crowded bus and this person would leave an empty seat by the window while they sit on the outside. Really? Scoot over so some of us can sit too!

      Then when we want to sit, we would have to move pass them. Usually, when i have to go pass someone to get to a seat, I'll most likely do it in the most awkward means possible. Make sure I stick my assets near their face as I scoot my way pass them.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for that insight RZed. I can't believe some of the things people will discuss loudly on their mobile phones for all to hear also. I think many are just clueless. Thanks for sharing that.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is an excellent point loveloveme. Same way in the movie theater. I always sit in the middle but I always get my toes trampled anyway. Excellent points!

    • Motown2Chitown 4 years ago

      FANTASTIC hub, Tammy! Gotta share.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much Motown! I appreciate that!

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      Cathy Madson 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Love that you included #7! Great hub; it's nice to see you included some of the smaller things that people don't necessarily think about. Cheers!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks cathymadson. I can't stand to see someone treat waitstaff rudely. There are a handful of bad ones, but these people don't need to bear the brunt of everyone's bad day. I appreciate you reading this and taking the time to comment.

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      michyoung 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      I often encounter bad customer service. I wonder why they have to treat people like that when in the first place, they are their clients.

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      trish1048 4 years ago

      In regard to bathrooms, while I totally agree people should take their hygiene habits there, there are some exceptions. It has been my experience to see a woman hold one nostril closed, then blow out the other into the sink! Disgusting doesn't even come close! I also see this same person brush her teeth and gargle. Seriously, my thought is, why the hell doesn't she do this before coming to work? As far as washing hands, that too is a joke. Many don't even bother, and some just turn the faucet on and run their hand under it then shut the water off. Really? Grrr!

      Waitstaff. My mom waited tables and bartended for over 40 years. She wnt through at least four owners. I can't begin to tell you how many times she quit because the owners tended to treat her rudely. . Each and every owner begged her to come back because she was that good a waitress. The customers loved her and the owners knew damn well she was good for their business.

      I can address every issue you brought up, but I'll leave it at this for now. Great hub!

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      Sandy Mathson 4 years ago

      Uff! I always feel bad when any of these are done by my partner:

      The roving eye is actually rude and offensive to your significant other and to the woman you are oogling. and..Do you ignore your partner and text during dinner or dates?

      He has the habit of looking over other women when I am around though it doesn't matter what he does when I am not near him. I hate when he gives such look on others.. Seems embarrassing and piss me off about the guys.

      But how to get them of it? any tip?

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      idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States

      Awesome hub! Well-written all around, and the pictures provide a good guide as well. Keep it up!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      It is rampant everywherywhere michyoung!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow Trish! People are getting a little to comfortable in public bathrooms. Ewweeee... I feel for people like your Mom. Think of how vital people like her are in our every day lives. People like this get taken for granted everyday. Thanks for sharing that!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I think that is disrespectful too Sandymathson. I have dealt with an oogler before. The best way to handle that is give them a sense of what it is like. When you are in his company, start checking out the hotties around you and make it obvious. This will let your oogler know that not only are you not insecure, you are well aware that there are other options out there.I am sorry you have to deal with that.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks idigwebsites! :)

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      LauraGT 4 years ago from MA

      Great hub. One of my pet peeves (I know this is rare, but it used to happen to me), is when people used the basket on my bicycle as a trash can! I used to only commute by bike - it was my only form of transportation, and my apartment was small, so I had to park my bike on the street. I was shocked by how often I found someone's trash in my bike basket - and there was a trash can right at the corner. My husband now laughs at me, saying "What do you expect?" Well, I expect people not be be complete jerks!! :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is terrible LauraGT. People are just lazy to throw trash in your basket. That would make me mad too. That would be just as bad as throwing trash into someone's car. Thanks for sharing that unbecoming behavior.

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      Sandy Mathson 4 years ago

      right said tammy.. need to deal with each and every situation.. what I usually do is start looking over other guys ;-) This makes him insecure and give away those rolling eyes.. lol...

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I am sorry you have to deal with that sandymathson. I would bet you have a lot of trouble with this man.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 4 years ago from Mason City

      Great hub. People who pick their noses in public or at work are digusting to see. I think its a great idea for the young to learn to respect their elders, and all people, and themselves, too. I think that some people in fast food restaurants, who work there, can be rude to customers. I went to Culvers where I live, and the service people seemed rude, making rude comments. I try to stay away from there, but sometimes I still go there.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Gail641. We must eat at the same fast food resturaunts. Where I live everything is run by teenagers. They aren't normally purposley rude (with some exceptions) they just have no customer service skills and training. I have noticed that these business owners that hand their businesses over to teens don't teach them how to clean. Their resturaunts are really dirty, unstocked, sticky, and have really low sanitary scores. Great comments!

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      Jim Loxley 4 years ago from London

      I was reading through hoping that dog poo littering would be number one on the rude list

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      22 - add "not treating them like they are useless or should retire" and not making "old people" comments.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 4 years ago from Mason City

      You're welcome. We must eat at the same fast food restaurants. I know that MacDonalds is always run by teenagers. Culvers, too. The business owners should teach teach them how to clean. They don't clean very well in restaurants, at all. Thnaks, too. Gail641

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a great suggestion and very important Dianetrotter. Thanks for that.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 4 years ago from Mason City

      I was at the mall where I live and a girl used the bathroom and left with out washing her hands. She worked in a little restaurant there, and that was sickening. The restaurant closed quite a while ago. I would always make sure that I wash my hands before leaving the rest room.

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      MasonsMom 4 years ago from U.S.A.

      Great hub! I think these are things that bother us all (well, most of us!) and it's nice to see them being pointed out!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is terrible gail! I am amazed at how many people I have seen that don't wash their hands. I do it mainly for MY protection from germs in the bathroom. Ewweeee...

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading Mason's Mom! :)

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      Logos831 4 years ago from somewhere, ca

      Great list, I see all of these on a daily basis...I'm happy that I only sometimes do one of these things- being late- very bad habit of mine!

      The cleanliness ones really get to me- do people honestly not realize how gross it is not to wash your hands before leaving the restroom? Gah. I see most of these things occurring in the younger generation- especially the "I could care less about the people around me" ones like texting while driving, and sales associates ignoring you at the register or dressing room line. Sometimes I want to say something snarky to them but I always hold my tongue :P

    • DMVmimay 4 years ago

      im doing some of those stuff. . wew .. guilty!

      now im aware i will pledge to minimize some of those bad habbit! thanks for this hub, very useful :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      None of us are perfect DMVmimay. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 4 years ago from Mason City

      Yes it is terrible how many people use the bathroom and don't wash their hands. There are a lot of germs and they can multiply rapidly. I don't want the germs from the bathroom, either, so I wash my hands.

    • chloelozano 4 years ago

      I do have one comment about not returning the shopping cart. I have 3 and 5 year old who I often have to take shopping with me. If I have a cart full of groceries to unload I take it to my car, put my kids in their car seats, and put the groceries in the trunk. If I am close to the designated area where you are supposed to leave your cart I usually put it in there. If the cart rack is halfway across the parking lot there is no way I am leaving my two kids inside of the car to take it there. It's just a matter of safety for me and for them.

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      You can usually put carts in an area at the end of the row or in front of cement barrier tire stopper.

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      Lanie Robinson 4 years ago from Canada

      I see that you got (not surprisingly) many comments on this article. My personal pet peeve is when people are rude to seniors. I work part time as a cashier and if an old person is counting out change or taking a long time in general, someone usually makes some comment like "I don't have time for this" or they roll their eyes and make noises. Even my fellow cashiers complain about them! I personally enjoy my senior customers, they never talk on cell phones, are very polite and truly appreciate my help. Even the cranky ones don't bother me because I know that sometimes they are just lonely or sick with aches and pains. Thanks for listening to my rant.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for sharing that Lady Lola. You are absolutley right. People tend to forget that if we are fortunate enough, we will all be old one day and will need some consideration. I think those who are elderly have earned their right to take their time. That is a pet peeve of mine too!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I can understand that chloelozano. I always park near a return, if possible. I think stores should consider making cart return areas a little more accessible. Some stores like Target have so few cart return areas that you have to walk forever to return a cart. Good points.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a good idea dianetrotter.

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      Margaret Perrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

      Wow - I see you got a lot of comments, likes and tweets on this Hub. I guess there's lots of people tired of these rude behaviors - I know I am. Seems like most of these behaviors are done out of laziness or a sense of entitlement. Great hub!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks mperrottet! It is pretty sad how many people are being effected by rude behavior. I appreciate you stopping by to read and comment!

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      nylarej 4 years ago from Ph

      great hub! I am not perfect and I should say I am guilty of a few of those rude behaviors. Manners and right conduct should properly be imposed right from home, where our first school is!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for commenting nylarej. You are absolutley right! Parents need to enforce manners!

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      I went to Pizza Hut and ordered a pizza. The cashier took my order and gave me change. She went directly to the ingredients and started making the pizza. I asked for a manager and told her the cashier did not wash her hands. The manager went to the girl and told her what I said. The girl then left to wash her hands. I asked for return of my money.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is terrible dianetrotter, but I would have done that too. Money is one of the filthiest things in the world. I am glad you got your money back!

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      Yeah Tammy! How often does this happen when we can't see it!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a scary thought dianetrotter, but something we must think about.

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      Kiran 4 years ago from India

      Great article..wish all of us could read. I am guilty of some and I am particularly irritated by those who carry a sense of entitlement and throw their ego around.

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      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      This is still a terrific hub - I've got to share with my followers (though I know none of them are guilty of rude behaviors!) :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for reading Ms. Stephanie. It is said you can tell a person's character by the company they keep. It does not surprise me that you have polite friends. :) Good to see you!

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I live in Atlanta where the only place drivers habitually use their turn signals is when they are waiting in the lane for the green turn arrow light. I think they use it there because it gives them something to do while they wait or as pentance for all the other times they don't use it when it is actually needed.

      Great hub! Don't get me started on cell phone use! How many times have you been kept waiting because someone doesn't use their turn signal only to see they have a cell phone in the hand they should have used to signal? Like I said, don't get me started.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Kathleen,

      I have been to Atlantla a few times. You have to really be a very alert driver. I totally agree with you about cell phones, especially while driving. Thanks for commenting!

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      G. Diane Nelson Trotter 4 years ago from Fontana

      Tammy, Try driving in LA, Hollywood, Beverly Hills and watch texters.

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      freecampingaussie 4 years ago from Southern Spain

      A really good hub ! So many of these happen all the time in Kununurra Western Australia . I hate it when people come thru the checkout and are talking on their phone etc. I did a hub on grocery shopping etiquette because of rude customers ! Hate people littering as well as some of the other things .

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      No thanks Ms. Diane! I can't imagine driving there! The worst places I have been are D.C. and New Jersey. That was enough for me. I don't know how people drive like that every day!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow Aussie! It is interesting to hear from people all over the world experiencing rude behavior. Really makes me worry where our global manners are going! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Natural World 4 years ago from Oklahoma 2012

      What a good hub and how nice to have the realization that other people notice the constant rude behaviors that surround us too. I really enjoyed the read and thank you.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting Natural World!

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      Mark 4 years ago from Alabama,USA

      Guilty as charged - I have bookmarked this and will try to go better

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading Manthy. I appreciate your candor!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      I must say it again, Tammy - this is an excellent article about rude behavior. I'm going to pin it now in my personal library -

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Martie. I appreciate that!

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      RavenBiker 4 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA.

      Excellent and extensive list and a few cought me off guard as in, oh, yeah, I thought of that too at some point. Why top at 25? Huh!

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      Shelly NunChucks Ninja 4 years ago from worldwide

      maybe cause we use to get spankings and such...lol...I think some of us, are maybe from a different generation.

      I think what it is, it does have to be taught in most cases.

      Maybe some people either need boot camp or have them try to live in a Shaolin Temple...talk about strict.

      Or better yet...send them to a dojo and they will learn respect really quick :)

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      Shelly NunChucks Ninja 4 years ago from worldwide

      I think i have always tried to be respectful.

      But stepping in a dojo, where Capoeira was not talk in english, it was taught in another language, and it was twice as hard to learn the few years I trained....so the shoe is on the other foot...and I understood how it was, when I only spoke english, but I loved it :)

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks RavenBiker. We could all come up with hundreds of examples. :) Thanks for reading!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I think you are right about spankings Shelly. What exactly is a dojo? It is hard enough to learn a language let alone learning a subject taught in another language. My hat is off to you! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting.

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 4 years ago from India

      I agree with you. All points fall into bad manners. We know people will become irritate but we do. Even we ourselves get irritated by it, even then we do.

      Great hub, you have included almost every reason behind irritation. Thanks for sharing.

      Voted all except funny.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks anupma. It is a vicious circle that no one wants to take responsibility to stop. Thanks for commenting.

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      Shelly NunChucks Ninja 4 years ago from worldwide

      welcome :)

    • Del Martinis 4 years ago

      I disagree with #2! I will never grow tired of going to movie theaters! Nothing can replace that big screen big sound experience. Even with the issues you mention.

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      Kendi 4 years ago from Slovenia

      Interesting and vote up. I'm not a offender, thumbs up :D But I'm offended by almost all things you pointed out.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Klavdija!

    • Angela 4 years ago

      To the person about the flight seats. The seats have been made to recline to a certain position. The person in front of you is paying to travel just as you are. Why should they be uncomfortable sitting with an upright seat to make you comfortable? If you are too tall, then sit in an aisle seat. If you are too fat, then do something about it because the seats are made for a special specification. You will have to complain to the people who make the planes to give more room. If you are not happy, then fly first class. There is nothing else that can be done about this.

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      Graham Gifford 4 years ago from New Hamphire

      Leaving your car at the pump after you've gassed up so you can go inside, grab a coffee and a breakfast sandwich and take your leisurely time returning so that someone else might be able to buy some gas! )that's one of my peezes). I enjoyed your hub tammyswallow. At times I found humor, at a subject that generally drives me crazy! I think that it is such a shame that we've become so rude and have no sense of proper etiquette.

      Growing up, my grandmother and parents were so good to teach us various table manners and ways to behave in different social situations. It's so important.

      ...now, did I say Thank You....

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      billd01603 4 years ago from Worcester

      Hi Tammy. Funny Hub Voted up and funny

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      Tyesha Sewer- Matthews 4 years ago from MOSS POINT, MS

      Some of that stuff is okay because it is nobody's business. I can't get down with disrespecting anybody and people letting their animals trash or use other people's yard for their pleasure. also you have to take care of kids and public places.

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      Shelly NunChucks Ninja 4 years ago from worldwide

      sorry, I don't finish the response. A dojo, is basically a martial arts school, but there are so many of them.

      Can you imagine, if some people had to learn about respect that way?

      The discipline alone, I don't know if they could handle it. :)

      You have to keep quiet and be respectful, and I wo

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      Cindy A. Johnson 4 years ago from Sevierville, TN

      Excellent points. I was going to comment on the one that upset me the most but I discovered that they all do!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      LOL.. thanks for stopping by Esmeowl!

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      Phil, Sarah and Danny 4 years ago from Chamonix

      Great points, the phone in the cinema is a personal hate of mine, good stuff and funny thanks

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      MJ Miller 4 years ago from East Tennessee

      I have seen most of these bad behaviors but not all, thank goodness, and some of them can be extremely annoying. I have to admit though, I'm guilty of a couple of them. I do occasionally not return my shopping cart and I have been late once in a while due to unforeseen circumstances. Not very often though. Hey, great hub!

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      Michael 4 years ago

      I agree with most of the behaviors on this list;however everyone's definition of rude varies a little. Luckily I live on a big farm so my dogs never get the opportunity to defile others property. Thanks for the great hub.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      I agree chamonixfirst. People don't even notice they are being rude with their phones or don't even care. Thanks so much for reading and for sharing that.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting MJ Miller!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for reading Dontei.

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      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Awesome - thinking about your own behavior is very important!

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      SylvianeNuccio 4 years ago

      Wow, great long list of rudeness. Lots of people are rude in this world and I could think of a few who do some of the things mentioned there.

      Great hug thanks and thumbs up!

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      Aleb Charlie 4 years ago

      wow ! i see you concentrated a lot

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      Sarah Carlsley 4 years ago from Minnesota

      Awesome hub, lots of big offenders listed here!

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      Drakan Kuryami 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I disagree.

      1. ANY Form of Disrespect to the Elderly: It seems these days that new generations are not being raised to respect their elders. All people should respect those older than them (with limitations- I do realize that there are some cantankerous characters out there. We are talking about standard situations). People should show respect to the elderly by holding doors for them and offering them seats if they need one.

      False.

      Respect cannot be shown: it must be earned. Respecting anyone regardless of whether they've earned it or not is nothing short of arrogance, and no one ever earns respect by merely growing old.

      2. Cashiers Who Talk on Their Cellphones and Don't Acknowledge Customers During Checkout: It is increasingly popular to walk into a convenience store to pay for gas and the cashier is deep into heavy gossip on a cell phone. The cashier doesn't acknowledge you whatsoever and just throws change your way. Forget about asking this person for directions. Many people checking out can be found on their cell phones and do not pay attention to the questions or the thanks of the cashier. These same people complain (see item 7) when they don't get exactly what they want.

      No, as a customer I find it rude for cashiers, or well any employee, to socialize with the customers in such settings and why I ONLY buy stuff online. When I walk into a business, I expect to be treated as a customer, not their best-friend. Business before pleasure.

    • Tenny 4 years ago

      I came upon this page after I googled about rude manners. My neighbour dumps trash, dust doormats, hang laundries, let their dog take its dump, all infront of my house. Talking to them have been fruitless. I am now thinking of changing neighborhood.

      You should be glad that you are not in India, this place is a nightmare for well mannered people.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for sharing that Tenny. It amazes me how widespread this problem is. It seems to affect every country!

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      SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

      You are so right Tammy! People don't care about others. I am dealing with some crap from some new neighbours I have. They are just the worst. So much so, I can't even start to tell you about their heinous behaviours because I won't stop. Anyway, great hub. Consideration for others will go a long way and make life a little easier to deal with.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Yikes SkeetyD! Rude neighbors are the worst. I used to live in the country with no neighbors and moved into an apartment complex with people above me. I am often surprised by how rude (and loud) people can be. Few people in this world stop to consider others anymore. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

    • Richard 4 years ago

      In general I think it's a great list, but there's a couple that I find a bit odd.

      Firstly, elbows on the table. I don't personally see why this one is rude, as it doesn't actually cause anyone else any harm. If someone else puts their elbow on the table, unless it's in my way (which is rude for a different reason), then it doesn't bother me in the least.

      Also, respecting elders. I'm not saying we shouldn't respect people who are older than us, I'm just not sure why just being older means you should get MORE respect than anyone else. I may have misunderstood your meaning slightly. If you just mean giving up your seat for more elderly people and so on, then I agree - but again that is just about respecting everyone. If I broke a leg and was on a bus I would rather hope that someone older than me would give up a seat if there were none available (within reason obviously, I wouldn't expect an 80 year old to do so). But I certainly wouldn't expect someone younger than me to show me any MORE respect than anyone else, just because I was older than them. I would just expect them to show me normal respect as a person.

      But otherwise I think it's a sensational list!

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      LOVE IT!

      especially when in england, i used to know a lad at the supermarket who worked on the cheese counter known as "scratcher" YES he did. while working he obviously had a itch down below and went for it in front of customers and then continued to serve cheese.

      needless to say i have a cheese phobia.

      thanks for the informative and funny hub.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Yikes lemonkerdz.. that is really disturbing. Thanks for sharing.. I think! :p

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      lanablackmoor 4 years ago from New England

      This is a hilarious list, and sadly, I see at least ten of these on any given day. I'm afraid in my younger days I was guilty of a few of them myself.

      The cashiers talking on the phone one hit home with me, as that happened to me just yesterday. I was at the store and wound up wandering around the aisles five minutes longer than I'd planned, hoping to give the cashier time to finish up her conversation. Well, it turned out that wasn't going to happen. Not only did she keep talking when I approached the register, but she kept talking the entire time she was ringing me up, about personal topics, no less! I was going to ask about buying something behind the counter, but the store lost a sale because of that.

      Basic manners make life so much easier, for all parties and yet they're so few and far between these days. We need more articles like this to keep us all in line! ;) Thanks for sharing, voted up for funny and useful!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Sadly, I must agree with you ElSeductor. :(

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Cashiers are some of the worst offenders lanablackmoor. That is a real shame. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      April Wier 4 years ago

      I tell our young ones that manners show people that you care about them.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is a fabulous suggestion April! That puts some conscience behind manners.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi tammyswallow,

      People do not realize that they are offending others when they execute this rude behaviors especially in public. I have often encountered people grooming in public and nose digging, very shameful. Voted up, useful and shared.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Thaks for visiting Dwachira!

    • Marie 4 years ago

      I'm not guilty of these things. I try to be very aware of my behavior. I do have a grandson that has a mother from another country and she brings her customs and some are offensive. Eating before anyone else, ignoring people when they are speaking. Not accepting responsibility by saying that her child is perfect and finally when sitting at the table eating with his hands. He will not use silverware. When he was a baby that was understandable but at 9 years old I consider him very rude. His mom and dad make excuses for him. I talk to him about being rude and he says it doesn't matter because he doesn't have any friends that come over to see him. This Thanksgiving we decided that we would not take any trips short or long with them and that a day or two visit is really all we can handle. Has Civility died in America? No more manners. I guess they just aren't important anymore, especially with young children

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      torrilynn 4 years ago

      I found that this was interesting and suprised me on the rude behaviors of individuals. I enjoyed reading. Voted up.

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      Hezekiah 4 years ago from Japan

      Interesting Hub. In Japan it is considered normal to make a loud slurping sound when eating noodles. doesn't go down so well in the west - or even in China.

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      Audrey Baker 4 years ago from Arizona

      I'm afraid I wouldn't survive a day in Japan! Good list. What great pictures.

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      Sranunta Lamduan 4 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      i have to confess that i am an offender, lol!!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      I have definitely offended at some point for sure. We probably all in general have done maybe one or more of these on a regular basis. Insightful and well written. Thanks.

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      Porshadoxus 4 years ago from the straight and narrow way

      Ouch! I'm guilty of number 23... I'm sorry, were you talking?! :)

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      frozenink 4 years ago

      Reminds me of all those situations that I have been in. Most often situation would be having my line cut! Very concisely written. Thanks for sharing!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Line cutters are so pompous. Thanks for sharing frozenink.

    • TXpeach 4 years ago

      "Not all parents are drill sergeants when it comes to child discipline" is the understatement of the decade. I'm baffled at the number of children who have no fear and, as a result, no respect for their parents these days. If they don't fear consequences, how will they function in the world?

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      Chasing Riley 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Cute hub! Voted up! I love that you covered a plethora of rude behaviors but was surprised that you didn't include peeing on the toilet seat. Yuck! Why do women do that to each other?? I just got back from China and was so surprised when people kept pushing me - it was especially disconcerting when men pushed me. I was prepared for the spitting but not the pushing. Thanks for the fun read!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      That is an excellent point TXpeach!

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Peeing on the toilet seat.. I agree with that one. Did you say spitting in China? Oye.. I don't think that is a place I want to visit. I guess the overcrowding makes pushing acceptable? I hope you will write a hub about your experiences there. Thanks so much for reading.

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      frozenink 4 years ago

      Wow! Peeing on the toilet seat?! That's new for a guy like me.

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      Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

      You must be a rare breed frozenink. :)

    • lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      Awesome list of rude behaviors. Let me add people coughing phlegm and sneezing really loud in public without covering their mouth. talk about gross!

    • CarlS 4 years ago

      Taking points from #6 and #7, the list could be amended to include customers talking on their cell phones while going through the check out lane.

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      H C Palting 3 years ago from East Coast

      All of these are very offensive behaviors. Just choosing one out of the blue to harp on would be going to the movies and having people use (in any way shape or form) their phones in the theater. Phone screens are exceedingly bright and distracting, yet the user only think of themselves. Then when you say something to them they act as if you are bothering them!

    • Apollogirl 3 years ago

      I'd like to add a couple of other items. While checking out at a large supermarket, a woman allowed her child to stand on the food belt. I didn't say anything because I have in the past and the parents told me to mind my own business. My blood was boiling. After she left, I asked the cashier why she didn't tell the mother to get the child off the belt. She was cursed out by another mother as well and was afraid. I told her if the child had fallen there would have been a lawsuit not to mention the child's dirty feet particles now on my food items.

      For the dog poo issues, I live in a Condo and dog owners allow their dog to poo under my windows. The landscape is ruined not to mention the smell. So when the dog owners won't take their pets to the designated areas, I tell them the Association just put down poison on the grass and to take the pets off the grass. It works!

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      KatNance 3 years ago

      A great list of offending rude behavior..

      what ever happened to good old fasion manners..cant find them anymore

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      newusedcarssacram 3 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

      Wow, these are the most common mistakes that people do on regular basis. I hope lots of people are reading this post.

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      srsddn 3 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Rude behaviour is on the rise not only in America as reported but may be in most of the countries. Here wrong parking is the major problem. It is getting complicated with more and more people owning vehicles and public places unable to accommodate them. Very nicely done lens.

    • cbarbar 3 years ago

      I like your hub! I agree with adults interrupting other adults--this is something I am becoming mindful of and have improved on. Being rude to store employees bothers me a lot. I used to work in retail so I can relate to that. Thanks for writing this hub!!

    • dwr 3 years ago

      People who don't answer a question for days, ON FACEBOOK, but are on facebook day after day. They give their flimsy excuses then they're they are the next day on fb and again no response regarding your message from two days ago. I find this rude. Two weeks later they send you a message asking how you've been. Im sorry but they are on my friends list, but this is not how friends behave. They're the same idiots texting while driving, hmmm they can text everyday illegally while driving but cant reply to a fb message you sent days ago. And on and on and on. People are AHoles! For anyone who doesnt agree and wants to argue, your an AHole!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Great hub! Entertaining and spot on!

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      Stephanie Payne Denne 3 years ago from Greater Toronto Area, Canada

      Very very entertaining hub! Voted up and funny! Thanks for sharing with us!

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