Whats the weirdest social norm that nobody seems to question?

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    Whats the weirdest social norm that nobody seems to question?

    Just something you noticed and think this is weird af and no ones speaking about it.
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    ​Why do people ask questions?

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    Oh man there's so many of these! I'm sure I have a list somewhere (being serious).

    Let's see. The whole "slim fit" jeans that people are into for the past X years or so? That makes no sense to me. They are so uncomfortable, cut off circulation, and are extremely unflattering - even to people who have traditionally nice bodies.

    Waiting in lines. It's so passive. I mean, it's efficient and clearly a good thing to do, but I don't understand why we do it without any explicit direction to do it. Some lines are formed from those little gate looking things, but mostly lines tend to form spontaneously for no reason other than it's just the way things are done.

    One that I've had pointed out to me that I don't particularly question for cleanliness purposes is the idea that we are one of the only species who hold it when we have to go to the bathroom. That's pretty weird if one contemplates how irrational it is to not do something one essentially needs to do. The social taboo though! I actually do get that social norm.
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    Shaking hands. Also, saying Hello. Why do I need to acknowledge total strangers? Why isn't it acceptable to just say "acknowledged" ?
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    Can't spark up a conversation with a random stranger without them thinking there's something wrong with you, or you want something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fartface View Post
    Can't spark up a conversation with a random stranger without them thinking there's something wrong with you, or you want something.
    Where I'm from we aren't afraid to politely chat with random strangers, and we probably won't make nasty assumptions about you for doing so!
    Last edited by crazitaco; 03-29-2017 at 05:35 PM.
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    The utter disgust of public nudity.


    It baffles me that it's a crime to wander the streets completely naked since we all know what human bodies look like and that we see ourselves naked all the time.
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    People talking at me. This shouldn't be a norm. :|
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    Was here to say shaking hands.

    Why is the firmness of a handshake a measure of a man (women too? or is this just men?). Throttling my hand does not impress me, in fact it's annoying. I'm sure if I Google hard enough I could find out, but it's just silly looking at it at face value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigstupidgrin View Post
    Was here to say shaking hands.

    Why is the firmness of a handshake a measure of a man (women too? or is this just men?). Throttling my hand does not impress me, in fact it's annoying. I'm sure if I Google hard enough I could find out, but it's just silly looking at it at face value.
    It dates back to roman times. Soldiers would shake hands to let the other know they weren't going to whip out their sword. I don't know about the firmness thing though.
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