25 Things That Are Legal But Also Really Annoying

Posted by , Updated on November 8, 2017

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Just because something is legal doesn’t mean it’s acceptable, ethical, or right. Although this applies most directly to the worlds of finance, healthcare, business, etc, there are a few such things that are just more annoying than anything else. These are 25 things that are legal but also really annoying.


25

Putting your bags on the seat next to you in the metro

metroSource: quora

Philadelphia even had a campaign against this with the phrase “Dude, it’s rude.”

24

Stopping all of a sudden to check your phone

Walkingwithphone2Source: reddit

And then on the sidewalk has to do a quick shuffle to avoid tackling the phone-checker.

23

Patent trolling

patentSource: reddit

Patent trolling is when a person or company obtains and uses patents for licensing or litigation purposes, rather than in the production of goods or services. They use these patents to enforce patent rights against accused infringers far beyond the patent’s actual value. In spite of numerous attempts, this practice remains legal (unfortunately).

22

Taking 50 items into the express lane at the grocery store

grocery storeSource: quora

If they allowed 50 items…it wouldn’t be an express lane.

21

Not flushing public toilets

bathroomSource: reddit

Or getting urine on the toilet seat. 



20

Having unnecessarily bright headlights

headlightsSource: quora

Seriously though, why replace your regular beams with lasers? Isn’t that what the high beams are for? 

19

Hanging out in chokepoints

stairsSource: reddit

This would include doorways, the tops of staircases, or anywhere else that inhibits the flow of pedestrian traffic.

18

Fake news

fake newsSource: reddit

As if the baby boomers aren’t scared enough already, we need ultra-conservative-protection-patriots-of-america-united-baldeagles-and-stuff.com to peddle made up news about how Muslims are going to take over the world…or was it the Jews? Who knows anymore.

17

Clickbait

pointerSource: quora

How is this even legal!? Click here to find out!!!

Note: there’s no link, it’s a joke.

16

Cutting in line

queueSource: reddit

If you live in a developed English speaking country, consider yourself lucky. In most of the world queuing is…uh…optional.

15

Elephant races

trucksSource: quora

This is when one semi tries to overtake another semi on the highway, but it takes so long that they just end up sitting side by side causing a traffic jam.

14

“Unlimited” data

internetSource: quora

How is 200 gigabytes unlimited? And throttling the bandwidth isn’t any better. .05 mbps? Seriously? You can’t even check your email with that. Just advertise what the actual limit is.

13

Playing music loudly in a indoor/public environment

musicSource: reddit

How else is everyone supposed to know how cool the music-playing-person is?

12

Not putting away the shopping cart

shopping cartsSource: quora

It takes like 30 seconds to not be self absorbed and put things back where they belong.

11

Not cleaning up in cafeterias/mcdonalds/etc

cafeteriaSource: quora

Just because they have people to clean up the mess doesn’t mean you should be inconsiderate. They pay police officers to arrest people, should we just go rob a bank while we’re at it?

10

Getting mad at gate agents because a flight is delayed due to bad weather

airport gateSource: reddit

What’s the gate agent supposed to do? A reverse rain dance?

9

Driving slowly in the left lane

highwaySource: quora

In some countries this is illegal. Unfortunately though, not all.

8

Chewing with your mouth open

cowSource: quora

Cows chew with their mouths open. Humans are not cows.

7

Talking in a movie theater

cinemaSource: reddit

Or using a phone in the movie theater.

6

Taking up two spots in the parking lot

25 Things That Are Legal But Also Really Annoying25 Things That Are Legal But Also Really AnnoyingSource: quora

And then getting mad when the car gets keyed?

5

Not cleaning up after the dog

dogSource: reddit

Dogs don’t clean up after themselves…

4

Yelling at minimum wage employees

checkoutSource: quora

They’re already getting paid a poverty wage. Rudeness is sure to inspire their helpfulness.

3

Child marriage

childSource: reddit

Yes, this one is a bit crazier than the others, and we’re fully aware that “annoying” doesn’t really do justice to this one…but it is still legal in some countries.

2

Gas stations listing the price for cash and not credit

gasSource: reddit

Listing both would be cool.

1

Barging onto the train before people can get off

metroSource: quora

How are people supposed to get off if people are trying to stuff their way in?

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