These are not “established” by any organization, if there’s such thing governing social norms. Neither is this from any literature online or paperback. These are Social Norms based on obvious repetitive signs and behavioral patterns I have personally observed for the last 27 years or let’s say at least half of that since I honestly never mind other people and my society during my first few decades.
My own definition of a Social Norm
I understand that I have just defined something that has been long defined and made it worse. But for the sake of literature, pardon me please.
So, what are the common Social Norms according to me:
It’s like somebody is telling you the seat is taken, I have just left a part of my butt on there.
I currently live in a female compound. We look after ourselves.
In some countries where gender equality is not well acknowledged, there is an advantage about it for women.
Honestly I don’t really get offended every time nobody stands up to offer his seat for me. I am pretty much a feminist and I like that men respects my ability to stand in a moving vehicle. If I am an old woman though, I would definitely ask someone to stand for me as my knees will hurt if I’d stand for long, and that’s a more respectable way of showing courtesy.
In a sorority house, female dormitories… Where some people think they may be Queen Bees.
Let’s admit it. Not everywhere requires people to fall in line. But if there is service and you came in first, you would always wanna be taken care of ahead of others.
I think this is a universal sign for “Back Off, don’t want any company”. Although, this case can be reversible and is also quite impolite, I mean, come on, you don’t own the place.
Believe me when I say this can potentially start a World War 3. Nobody is happy to be awaken when its not time yet.
Food for example, regardless how delicious it looks like. Buy if you can.
There could be hundreds and thousands of other clues to make this world a better place for us. For now, be eating my tuna sandwich and watching people move around.