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23 Social Norms That Should Actually Be Considered Very Not Normal Because They're Actually Heinous

ENOUGH!

Recently, Reddit user u/alebenchhe asked r/AskReddit, "What social customs do we need to retire?" People had a lot of opinions, so without further ado, here's what everyone said.

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1. "I have this cough, but I came to work anyway, because I'm so dedicated to my career!"

Titanium-Hunter

2. "Not talking about salary."

puckmonky

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3. "Making your kids hug/kiss people they aren’t comfortable with."

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4. "Putting our jobs before our personal lives."

just__Steve

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5. "'You're too old for...' bullshit. You're never too old for school, to change careers, to learn a new skill, or to enjoy something new. It's YOUR life!"

Lex_Ambr

6. "Sleep deprivation pride. I don't know why my coworkers are boasting that they slept four hours last night."

shauna1993


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7. "That somehow the concept of maturing means you have to give up hobbies that are seen as 'childish.'"

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8. "Diamond rings for engagements. They're a scam, and especially the three months' salary custom — it's absurd."

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9. "Associating relationships with fulfillment and suffering with being single."

introskeptic7

10. "Over-the-top gender reveal parties."

TTTTerminator


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11. "Expensive funerals."

Titanium-Hunter


12. "Asking, 'How are you today?' and expecting the only socially acceptable answer."

Tech-Idea


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13. "Having all the fun prints and decor and whatnot only for kids/babies/nurseries. I want a dinosaur on my pillowcase!"

Historical-Law2262

14. "Tipping. Jobs should pay their employees enough."

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15. "Asking women when they are going to have kids and implying that they are 'bad' for not wanting them."

mariastranger

16. "The garter toss tradition at weddings. I’ll never unsee my brother reaching up his wife’s dress in front of three generations of family."

sjflnjpitt


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17. "The saying 'Boys don't cry.'"

shauna1993

18. "Plastic…plastic everywhere. Our food wrapped in plastic. Drinks encased in plastics. Ugh."

Round_Boot6y

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19. "Forty-hour workweeks, and having to show up to the office every day."

Pastor_Richardian

20. "Being nice to customers who act shitty."

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21. "Giving greeting cards for every single event imaginable. Why pay $5 to give someone a piece of paper that will get thrown out the next day? I’d rather you give me $5 and skip the card."

zabrakwith

22. "Having to give a reason for not attending a social gathering."

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23. And lastly: "Two weeks' notice when leaving a job. Oh, you can fire me on the spot, but you expect me to give you a two weeks' heads-up?"

RubaDub16

What social custom do you think we need to absolutely abolish? SOUND OFF IN THE COMMENTS!!!!!!!!!

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H/T: r/AskReddit

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