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Socially Acceptable Behaviors That Should Absolutely Be Banned

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Why do we do that?

Humans are weird.

Whether you think about it all the time or the thought hasn’t crossed your mind, it’s true, we are a weird species. Over thousands of years, based on how and where we evolved, we’ve developed an entire planet of people, languages, cultures, and customs. Half the time, we only do the things we do because that’s the way our ancestors did it.

But our blind acceptance of some of these behaviors and traditions—not to mention some of the song-and-dance routines we do daily merely be polite—can result in some truly awkward, WTF moments. Why do we do these things, anyway?

People of Reddit were asked to share the totally acceptable behaviors that make them cringe the most. Which of these would you get rid of first?

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