These things aren’t illegal. Not even close. They’re completely within the law, but that definitely doesn’t stop you from wishing that they weren’t. So what exactly are we on about?
Well, let’s start by giving you some examples. There’s people leaving messes just because they know that somebody else is being paid to clean them. Of course, this isn’t illegal, but it’s definitely enough to get on your nerves a little bit. On a more serious note, however, there are those sorts of silly things that aren’t just legal, but are actively encouraged by the legal system. For example, suing people. Now we’re not talking about just any kind of law suit. We’re talking about the kind of suing people where you’re robbing a store, you fall through the roof, you hurt yourself, and then you sue the store owner because you got hurt. What on Earth is that all about?
You might be thinking to yourself, “These are all corner cases; people don’t really do these things that often.” Well, finish the list and then decide for yourself. What do you think? Should these things be legal? And just as a disclaimer: of course they should. It’s called living in a free country. We’re just venting here! These are 25 things that aren’t illegal but you wish they were!
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It’s one of the worst sorts of emotional abuse but without any legal repercussions.
Or on the flip side, telling people not to stand up to bullies and getting them in trouble when they do.
Over-reclining airplane seats without asking
Also, people who put those seat jammers in the seat in front of them so the person can’t recline. On second thought, these people are even scummier.
And then there’s the Panama Papers…
Smoking indoors around kids
Or smoking indoors period.
Stopping in the middle of a busy street to let pedestrians cross
This is how you kill pedestrians. Why? Because the cars in the other lanes can’t see the pedestrians, and the pedestrians can’t see the cars in the other lanes.
Eating your coworker's lunch out of the refrigerator
There’s no hope for people in this situation. They need to be off the streets and out of the offices.
Taking up two parking spaces
The truly rich people don’t worry about getting their cars scratched. Only the fakers do this.
People trying to get on the train before everybody gets off
Asia, we’re looking at you.
Note: Also Italy, we’re looking at you, too.
Listening to music without headphones
It’s called situational awareness.
If you like this list, here is a list of odd things that actually are illegal: 25 Most Bizarre Things That Are Illegal In The United States.
Buying the patent for a medicine and hiking the price 50 fold
What’s worse is that everybody does it, not just Martin Shkreli. This world is full of Martin Shkrelis.
People allowing their kids to kick you for the whole movie
Or during a trans-continental flight.
Yelling at the cashier because something is wrong
As if the cashier has the power or interest to solve your first world issue. They’re already being paid less than they should be.
Complaining about food just to get it comped
It’s usually wealthier people that do this.
Taking a full cart into the express checkout lane
It says 10 items or less. But then again, that would require advanced skills, like reading.
Taking up extra seats on the subway
This is doubly relevant when there’s an old lady standing in the aisle.
Overcharging ignorant customers
Yea, we know…capitalism. But it can still make your blood boil when you see your grandma getting taken advantage of.
Once again Asia, we’re looking at you.
Note: And once again Italy, we’re looking at you, too.
Suing people who saved their lives
It’s sad when you can be sued for performing CPR.
Note: In spite of saving someone’s life, people have been sued over things like broken ribs.
Crashing the global economy by handing out bad home loans and betting they fail
And then foreclosing on those homes after getting bailed out. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Taking loans you know you can't afford and blaming everyone else when you're in debt or your house is in foreclosure
You thought we were just going to go after the bankers? Nope. There’s two sides to every story. The economy didn’t crash just because the bankers irresponsibly handed out loans. It also crashed because people irresponsibly took them.
Suing the people who's store you just burglarized because you got injured while breaking the glass
And then winning?
Note: This has happened more than once.
Leaving a mess because someone is paid to clean it
Oh well, might as well rob the place while your at it…cops are paid to catch thieves.
Parents complaining to teachers when their children fail due to not meeting the requirements
As if the rules should be bent just for one child? If you’re a teacher, you know this feeling.
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