Many people like perks. No, not like that. Many people enjoy being entitled, or at least just feeling entitled. Even if they do not have any slightest reason to feel a bit better than others at something, they will just come up with a reason.
This happens especially often, for example, in the service sector, where people who for some reason feel “entitled” help themselves to much more than the boundaries of decency allow. Sometimes one look at a person is enough to understand that they are entitled as hell.
And sometimes it’s not. So Reddit users shared their stories about how they had to interact with these categories of entitled people, and how to recognize them easily. The thread came out very popular with almost 2K upvotes and more than 2.3K various comments. Bored Panda has created an incredibly entitled curated list for you with a selection of the most interesting stories from this thread.
So feel free to scroll down, leave your comments – and just try to never be like the heroes of these “entitled-persons-and-where-to-find-them” stories.
More info: Reddit
Double Standards Regarding Abortions
People who are against abortion but then don’t give a s**t if the kid is taken care of.
Treating Service Workers Badly
Treating service workers like c**p.
Acting As If Your Religious Rules And Customs Should Apply To Anybody Else
Acting as if your religious rules and customs should apply to anybody else.
People Using The Phrase “It’s Just A Child!” To Excuse Their Child’s Bad Behavior
People use the phrase “It’s just a child!” to excuse their child’s s***ty behavior. When the zoo says “Don’t tap the glass, it stresses the animal” that means your f**kball child needs to knock it off.
Military Wives That Expect To Be Saluted Or Have The Same Treatment As Their Husbands
Military wives that expect to be saluted or have the same treatment as their husbands. Or brag about their rank.
People Who Purposely Cause Messes
People who purposely cause messes at restaurants, movie theatres, etc. because “someone else will clean it up” or its “their jobs to clean it up”. Spills happen, but people who start food fights or just throw their beverages/food are terrible
“Do You Know Who I Am?”
“Do you know who I am!?!”
People Who Cut In Line
People who cut in line
When You Do Something In Return And They Freak Out
when they do something to you and think it’s fine but when you do it in return and they freak out
I didn’t punch you, I hit you
Not Using Blinker To Change Lanes
not using your blinker to change lanes
Shoppers Who Trash Dressing Rooms
Those shiny, niche cars taking up two parking spaces.
Those shoppers who trash boutique dressing rooms.
Those shoppers who take items (especially frozen ones) and ditch them in canned goods.
Screaming At Children Working At Starter Positions
Screaming at children working at retail/fast food/starter positions at jobs.
Not Picking Up After Dogs
People who don’t pick up after their dogs and throw cigarette butts on the ground
Leaving Something For Someone Else To Deal With
Generally just leaving something for someone else to deal with
Threatening To Get You Fired
“I will have you fired!”
Incessant Whining Over Shared Inconveniences
Incessant whining over shared inconveniences. For example, person goes to the DMV to find a 90 minute wait. Everyone else that arrived around the same time as them is also having to wait 90 minutes. But this person just. Won’t. Shut. Up about it. Like dude, we get it. It sucks. Literally no one is enjoying this experience. You’re not entitled to any faster service than anyone else, and bitching about it isn’t going to change that.
People Who Don’t Return Their Shopping Carts
People who don’t return their shopping cart.
People Talking Over You
People that talk over you after you waited your turn/the mood called for someone to add to the convo.
Acting Like A Child After Somebody Saying No
When you say no to someone and then they act like a child
Double Standards Regarding Religion
“Ummm yo I have the right to rip your hijab but you don’t have the right to scream back”.
Treating Gas Station Workers Badly
I’m a gas station worker and when people don’t say please or thank you, when they’re on the phone(mostly when they’re VERY loud). When they walk in, dont even look at you, practically throw the money at you and say “20 on pump 5” and walk out.
OH! And when there’s only one person there, we have to close our store for lunch. We have a very polite worded sign on the door. I’ll be walking with my food to the back and they try and bang on the door, put their arms up like “what the f**k?? You’re not going to serve me??”
And there’s literally another gas station kitty corner to us.
Edit to clarify: where I’m from(Sacramento, California) you pay at the pump with card and pump gas yourself. I’m not stopping most people from getting gas by taking my lunch(ONLY thing that stops people from getting gas is if they’re paying with cash, but most people don’t. There’s no discount at my store by paying with cash rather than card)
The only thing they can’t get is cigarettes, beer and snacks. But as I stated, there is another gas station right across the street.
I am also entitled to a lunch, just as every other worker in America.
Blaming Other People For Your Own Faults
All their problems are always someone else’s fault, never their own.
Thinking That People Should Lose Their Livelihoods Because You’re Offended
Thinking that people should lose their livelihoods because you’re offended.
Offering To Pay Extra If I Would Kick Someone Else’s Kid Out
I work as a ticket seller for a ski resort.
My favorite entitled person is the guy who, upon finding out that the kids lesson was sold out, offered to pay extra if I would kick someone elses kid out so his kid could have a spot.
Parking A Luxury Car Over Two Spaces
parking a luxury car over two spaces.
Using Other People’s Stuff Without Asking For Permission
Using or taking other people’s stuff without asking for their permission.
Telling “My Taxes Pay Your Salary” To Cops
When I was a cop in the 90s I heard, “my taxes pay your salary” to which I would reply, “my taxes do as well”
Impatience In Situations Which Really Need Patience
Impatience in situations where it should be just universally understood that you need patience.
Not Cleaning Up After Themselves
People who don’t clean up after themselves