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    17 Things That Are Legal But Feel Illegal When You're Doing Them

    I would love to see a student try calling their teacher by their first name.

    Redditor stillchill123 recently had the genius idea of asking Reddit users, "What is something perfectly legal that feels illegal?"

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    Here are some of the best responses:

    1. "Taking many napkins from a cafe or restaurant and pocketing them to use as tissues."

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    2. "Trying to lock-pick my own house because I can't find my key."

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    3. "Going into a store to use the restroom without buying anything."

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    4. "Calling a teacher by their first name."

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    5. Opening a drink at the store and drinking it before you eventually pay for it at the register.

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    "My little brother is the type of guy to crack open a Gatorade to quench his thirst, browse around the store and then check out the empty Gatorade bottle at the end."

    β€”dkfreezy

    6. "Taking more than one free sample."

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    β€”TheMooseK

    7. "Walking through 'nothing to declare' at the airport and having a nagging concern that just maybe you managed to pack 5 kilos of cocaine, a handgun, several tons of pest-infested fruit and 2,000 cigarettes over the tobacco limit."

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    8. "Having something of yours in your pocket while in a store that also sells that thing."

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    9. "Bringing home a newborn infant."

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    β€”MN-Frisbee

    10. "Filling out government forms. I answer honestly, but constantly feel like I'm going to misinterpret a question and somehow commit some manner of bureaucratic felony."

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    β€”Madrojian

    11. "Driving when near a cop."

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    12. "Ripping off a few bananas before you buy them from the grocery store if you don't want the whole bundle."

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    β€”bearface7771

    13. "Reading all or most of a book in a bookstore and then putting it back on the shelf."

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    β€”ralthiel

    14. "Walking into a beauty store and spraying some expensive cologne from the tester bottle before going to your interview."

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    β€”Jiggly_Love

    15. "Turning the light on inside the car when you're driving."

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    16. "Buying alcohol for the first time when you turn 21 in the U.S."

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    17. "When someone orders a pizza for a group and you take the last slice."

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