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From trolley-leavers to speakers at the beach: Annoying things humans do that should be illegal

From trolley-leavers to speakers at the beach: Annoying things humans do that should be illegal

Don't you agree?!

We are sick and tired of a bunch of minor nuisances ruining the flow of our day.

So, inspired by this Reddit thread, we came up with a list of things that should totally be illegal due to being a) caused by human ignorance, b) easily avoidable, and c) so annoying.


Trolleys in carparks

Going through the brief elation of finding a spot to slot in, only to reverse away as the trolley stares at you is embarrassing.

There is internet lore that states putting the trolley away is a litmus test for being a good or bad member of society. "No one will punish you for not returning the cart... you must return it because it is the right thing to do," the theory states, and I agree. 

Playing your phone out loud in public

Many suggestions to this list came in the form of people being tired of having their eardrums rattled by things they didn’t ask for.

Playing music through a Bluetooth speaker while on the train; watching TikTok with no headphones at the movies; parents letting their children watch something on their iPads in public. Keep sounds to yourself, please!

Unnecessarily disrupting the flow of travel

Whether you’re in a car, plane or simply walking, it should be enforced by law to keep in mind your fellow travellers. 

Don’t hog or crowd a footpath, especially if you’re stopping for a chat. The same goes when on an elevator - leave some space. And, if you’re waiting at an intersection with pedestrian traffic lights, HIT THE BUTTON!

A minimum speed limit should be enforced to get rid of slow drivers, especially those in the fast lane. If there’s an accident or police have pulled someone over, there really is no need to slow down (admittedly, I do this). 

When your plane has landed, do not rush, push or mush those ahead of you. I promise you will get off the plane eventually. 

Not giving the car wave

With the chaos that is New Zealand roads, not gesturing a thank you wave or not flicking the hazards when someone lets you in should lead to jail time. It's that simple. 

On the same note, but in the digital realm, saying thanks or confirming news with a simple thumbs-up reaction is not good enough.

Honourable Mentions

Other annoying things humans do that should definitely be illegal include chewing loudly, not replacing toilet paper rolls when you finish them and posting movie and TV show spoilers online.

Obviously, we don’t really think these should be punishable by law… but they kind of should.