EXAMPLES OF NORM VIOLATIONS

PUBLIC BEHAVIOR

– WALK ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE SIDEWALK

– HAVE A ANIMATED CONVERSATION WITH YOURSELF IN PUBLIC

– LOOK UP ALL THE TIME

– SAY HELLO TO EVERYONE

– WHEN PEOPLE ASK YOU HOW YOU ARE DOING, TELL THEM ABOUT YOUR WHOLE DAY

– WEAR YOUR CLOTHES BACKWARDS

– DON’T TAKE YOUR HAT, COAT, & GLOVES OFF, EVEN INSIDE.

– VIOLATE PEOPLES PERSONAL SPACE

– WHISPER TO WHEN YOU TALK

– YELL WHEN YOU TALK

– ASK STRANGERS IF YOU CAN CUT IN LINE. IF THEY ASK WHY YOU NEED TO, THEN SAY YOU DON’T REALLY FEEL LIKE WAITING FOR VERY LONG.

– AT YOUR PARENTS HOME ASK FOR PERMISSION TO DO EVERYTHING (GET A DRINK, USE THE BATHROOM, WATCH TV, ETC)

 

BATHROOMS

– DON’T FLUSH WHEN YOU ARE DONE

– TALK TO OTHERS WHILE THEY ARE BUSY

– TALK TO SOMEONE IN ANOTHER STALL

– ASK FOR THEIR TOILET PAPER

 

ELEVATORS

– TALK TO STRANGERS

– FACE THE BACK OF THE ELEVATOR

– PUSH THE BUTTONS FOR FLOORS YOUR NOT GOING TO

NEVER GET OFF

– SAY YOU WILL "WAITE FOR THE NEXT ONE" WHEN ONLY ONE PERSON IS ON IT

– GO ELEVATOR SURFING

– STAND RIGHT BY SOMEONE EVEN WHEN YOU ARE THE ONLY 2 PEOPLE IN THE ELEVATOR

 

CLASSROOM

– SIT IN OTHER PEOPLE’S CHAIRS EVERY DAY

– MAKE CONSTANT EYE CONTACT WITH THE INSTRUCTOR

– NEVER MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH THE INSTRUCTOR / NEVER BREAK EYE CONTACT WITH THE INSTRUCTOR

– TALK AND THEN RAISE YOUR HAND

– SIT ON THE FRONT ROW AND PICK YOUR NOSE

– NEVER BRING A BOOK, PENCIL, OR PAPER

– READ A NOVEL DURING CLASS

 

DINNING

– EAT SOUP WITH A FORK

– EAT DESERT FIRST

– EAT STEAK WITH A KNIFE AND SPOON

– EAT WITH YOUR HANDS

– EAT OFF OTHER PEOPLE’S PLATES

– USE OVERLY FORMAL EATING ETIQUETTE WHEN EATING WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY

– BE RUDE TO THE WAITER AND THEN APOLOGIZE AND THEN BE RUDE AGAIN

– BRING YOUR OWN CHEESE AND ASK THEM TO PUT IT ON YOUR HAMBURGER.

– WALK THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH

– DRIVE BACKWARDS THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH

– ORDER FOOD THAT IS NOT ON THE MENU

– ASK FOR SUBSTITUTIONS EVEN WHEN IT SAYS "NO SUBSTITUTIONS"

 

PHONE

– SAY GOODBYE WHEN YOU ANSWER THE PHONE

– SAY HELLO WHEN YOU HANG UP

– SAY "I LOVE YOU" WHEN ENDING A CONVERSATION EVEN WITH FRIENDS AND STRANGERS

– REFUSE TO TAKE A MESSAGE

– ANSWER THE PHONE AND WAIT FOR THE OTHER PERSON TO SPEAK FIRST.

– DON’T ATTEMPT TO FILL IN, UNCOMFORTABLE PAUSES IN CONVERSATIONS

– PRETEND YOU ARE AN ANSWERING MACHINE

– WHEN PEOPLE CALL WITH WRONG NUMBER TELL THEM THAT THE PERSON THEY ARE LOOKING FOR WAS ARRESTED, THAT YOU’RE A COP, AND YOU HAVE SOME QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ASK

– ASK TELE- MARKETERS IF YOU CAN CALL THEM BACK

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