We all know what it’s like to act entitled — we’re only human, after all. Usually, though, it’s only little things: taking charge of the playlist at a party, steering the conversation back to our favorite topics, taking the last slice of cake. These little entitlements are forgivable if they only happen every so often.
The people in this article, on the other hand, take entitlement to an entirely different level — and instead of letting it slide, the people who noticed took to social media to dish out a righteous public shaming.
To Give And Receive
The generation gap can cause plenty of issues, especially when it comes to getting someone a gift. We all have an aunt or uncle who just gets us socks for every Christmas and birthday. Sometimes, older people don’t know what the kids are into these days.
You might think that AirPods don’t fall into this category. Most of us would be thrilled to get a pair as a gift. Not this person, though — she felt entitled to AirPods Pro, and she wasn’t afraid to post this opinion online. Something tells us people probably weren’t that sympathetic.
A Passing Grade
Everyone wants to do well at school. Well, maybe not everyone, but more often than not people tend to want to do their best and succeed. When we get a bad grade, we buckle down, hit the books, and study hard so we can do better next time.
Well… maybe not everyone. This student decided to take a different approach, by suing his uni when he didn’t get the grade he thought he deserved. That’s certainly one way to do it.
Living The Good Life
Everyone loves a holiday, and when we’re on holiday we all like to have a good time. There’s a time and place for everything, though, and that time and place is not on the flight. Flying is stressful enough as it is, and when you’re crammed into a small space with hundreds of other people you just want some peace and quiet.
This couple was kicked off a plane for causing a ruckus, when other passengers complained that they were drunk and disturbing everyone around them. The couple was given £300 in compensation, but they felt entitled to more. When they complained, though, the airline took the £300 away — and they ended up with nothing.
And A Happy New Year
Online reviews can be a great way to find out what a local store or restaurant is really like. When people share their experiences online, it can guide us in making our own choices about what we’ll like best. Then, there are the reviews that are just plain entitled.
Perhaps it seems obvious that most places are closed on New Years Day — well, apparently not to everyone. This unhappy customer took to the internet to share their sense of entitlement with the world. There’s always the option of picking up the phone and calling ahead.
Over Easy And Entitled
It can be frustrating when someone gets your order wrong — you asked for a steak but you got seafood, you wanted a pepperoni pizza but you get salad instead. Mistakes happen, though, and most people understand that. These things can be fixed, so it’s not worth making a scene.
Unless you feel like you’re entitled to perfection, like the lady in the café caught by the person who posted this online. The mistake was a simple one — eggs over easy, instead of over hard — but she felt entitled to throw her coffee in the grill chef’s face. That’s just uncalled for.
All You Can’t Eat
Servers get a bad deal a lot of the time. They bring people their food, put up with rude comments, and at the end of the night, a lot of people don’t bother to leave a tip. To add to it all, they’ll leave a mess for someone else to clean up, too.
That’s exactly what happened here. Three guests piled up their plates at the buffet, had hardly any of it, and left in a hurry soon after. That’s a lot of food wasted that someone else could’ve eaten, and a lot for the server to clean up. Worst of all, they didn’t even leave a tip.
Happy Birthday To Me
When it’s birthday time, everyone deserves love, attention, and even a gift or two. There’s no denying that. The best part of anyone’s birthday is getting to make it all about you, just for a little while. Within reason, that is.
This birthday girl decided to ask for donations so she could do something fun on her birthday. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to do something fun for your birthday — but people tend not to just ask upfront for cash.
Taking Up Space
Finding a place to park can be a struggle when the streets are packed and the parking lot is full, but that doesn’t give anyone the right to block a disabled parking space — or worse, a helicopter landing site. No one would ever go that far, though, would they?
The answer, of course, is yes, they would — and they did. This driver felt entitled to a parking space and didn’t hesitate to pull up right in the helicopter pad. That car might not survive the landing, and they’ve only got themselves to blame.
A Celebrity Scare
Society has an odd relationship with celebrities. Sometimes, some of us forget that they’re real people. They want respect and personal space as much as any of us, and they get just as scared and uncomfortable when they don’t get it.
When this super fan wanted a picture with Terry Crews, she wasn’t going to let anyone get in her way — not even Terry’s kids. Terry didn’t hesitate to share their entitled attitude with the world, though. Good for him.
A Dog’s Life
It’s tough being a dog in this dog eat dog world, and it’s tough being a pet owner when people feel entitled to tell you how it’s done. No matter how hard you might try, you just can’t control a dog — they have minds of their own, and you just have to let them do their thing.
This neighbor wasn’t having it, though, and felt entitled to complain about a puppy just being a puppy. The worst part about it, though? They had a dog of their own, who was just as bad, if not worse.
Parking lots are a place where a lot of entitlement seems to come out, whether it’s people taking spaces that aren’t theirs to take, or just being plain inconsiderate to the other people around them.
Here’s a perfect example: these cars are parked so close together than it’s impossible for anyone to get in or out, unless they feel like sliding across the car seat and out the window. A little bit of mindfulness goes a long way.
No Treat For You
Looking forward to a special treat is a special kind of pleasure. The anticipation is almost as sweet as when you take the first bite — but it can all turn to ash and disappointment when you find your treat has been taken.
In offices around the world, people feel entitled to each other’s food, but it’s never right to take something that doesn’t belong to you. Especially if they were looking forward to it all day!
Barking Up The Wrong Bush
Relationships can be tough, especially when you feel like you’re not getting what you want and what you need from your partner. It’s important to take a step back, take a deep breath, and take a proper look at where these feelings are coming from — and who you direct them towards.
Leaving a one-star review for a product because you’re upset with your boyfriend is probably not the right way to go about it, but that’s what’s happened here. It’s not the tablet’s fault your boyfriend didn’t get you a mini iPad!
Giving Into Demands
On a long flight, you need all the extra comfort you can get — and sometimes, that means paying a little extra for a window seat. Being able to look down on the world from above can make all the difference when you’ve got a long way to go.
Unfortunately, not everyone can get a window seat — but it seems that doesn’t stop some people from feeling entitled to one. This woman demanded someone else’s window seat, but perhaps if she’d gone about it in another way she’d have got a better result.
Taking Up Space
When you’re in a rush, you just want to get in, get out, and go. That’s understandable — but it doesn’t mean it’s alright to take up space that someone else needs. Especially when that space is a disabled parking spot.
Here we have a driver who felt more entitled to this spot than the people who need it most. What’s worse is that they’re only a little bit over the line. They’ve blocked everyone else from getting in when they didn’t even need to, if they’d just been more careful.
Imposing On The World
There’s carelessness, and then there’s just outright disregard for the needs of other people. Sometimes, people make mistakes, and that’s easy enough to understand and forgive. Then there are other people, who go beyond that.
This driver decided not to bother about the lines marked out for parking. They decided they didn’t care about other drivers who might need to park. Nope, they just imposed themselves on the world, taking up way more space than they needed to.
Posting a reward is a great way to motivate someone to help you out. When you lose some jewelry or a pet goes missing, it’s common to post signs around the neighborhood and add a little something as a reward to anyone who can help.
Of course, you’re only entitled to the reward if you do the work and actually help. This guy seemed to feel entitled to a reward just for seeing a random cat laying underneath a car, though — sorry, but that doesn’t quite cut it.
Free Stuff Isn’t Free
Anyone who owns a truck knows that people will ask for help moving, just like any photographer knows that people will ask for free photos. Working events can be a full-time job, and a photographer’s skills and talents take time and effort to achieve.
Sometimes, though, for some reason, people just feel like they deserve free photography. They offer to pay in “publicity” or “exposure,” but here’s an idea — why not pay people in actual money? It might seem crazy, but it might just work.
A Free Lunch
When the Lakers announced that a taco truck was being sent over for LAFD firefighters and other first responders, most people were happy to hear the good news. Not everyone, though — some people always feel entitled to more.
This comment comes from someone who was clearly unimpressed by this offer of free food. Sure, the food’s free, but it’s only food. The other commenters didn’t seem to take kindly to this attitude.
Wherever You Please
Sometimes it seems like people just don’t understand how parking lots work. There are lines painted on the ground, and all the other cars seems to be parked between them, but to some drivers that just doesn’t seem to make sense.
What other explanation could there be for finding someone parked across a walkway or somewhere else that’s out of bounds? Well, unless they just feel entitled to park wherever they please.
The Land of Nod
Everyone needs a good night’s sleep. Sometimes, even that isn’t enough, and you need to catch a quick nap as well. That’s especially true when you’re on a long flight, or if you’ve been traveling a long time.
That doesn’t give anyone the right to take up space that isn’t theirs, though — but that’s just what seems to be happening here. Lying across extra seats may be more comfortable, but what about everyone else who needs somewhere to sit?
The Writing’s On The Wall
Everyone needs to start somewhere, and you can’t expect to pull in the big bucks when you’re just starting out. Some jobs pay more than others, and that’s easy to understand and accept.
Although, there are limits. 50 cents per chapter, at a thousand words per chapter — the math on that works out to somewhere between “not a chance” and “absolutely not.” At that rate, you might as well ask someone to work for free. Sadly, some people feel entitled to do just that. We hope there weren’t any suckers who took the job.
Personal space is a funny thing — well, maybe funny is the wrong word. It sure seems like some people can’t quite grasp the concept, though. Everyone needs their space, and no one wants their space invaded.
Unfortunately, it seems to happen all too often. On public transport or on a flight, women find men pushing into their space no matter how many times they ask them to stop. Some men still have a lot to learn about how to behave in public.
Caring For the Planet
The planet needs to be taken care of. Ecosystems live in a delicate balance, and disturbing them can lead to a chain reaction, affecting plants and animals in unpredictable ways. We have a responsibility to the world we live in.
Then, there are people who feel entitled to the perfect pic for social media, no matter where they have to go or what they have to do to take it. Even if it means walking along a protected dune without any thought for the consequences.
I Want To Get Away
Saving for the perfect honeymoon can be hard work, but it’s well worth it. Getting enough to finance your dream getaway can make a beautiful wedding even more special.
Some couples even get contributions from friends and family, instead of — or on top of — the other wedding gifts they receive when they tie the knot. Usually, though, that sort of thing happens when gifts are exchanged, which tends to happen at the reception, not on a gofundme page — but maybe times are changing.
The Perfect Gentleman
Some of us are old fashioned, but being old fashioned is no excuse for demanding a free meal. The world has come a long way, and these days we expect equality — and that’s true when it comes to dating, too.
A date is a great way to find someone you click with, who you can treat as an equal. Whoever wrote this comment clearly disagrees and feels entitled to a free meal — but that’s just not for everyone.
Long Arm Of The Law
Getting along with your neighbors makes the world a better place to be. Building a community can be hard work, but it’s endlessly rewarding, and makes life a lot easier in the long run.
Apparently, though, that’s not for everyone. Instead of picking up the phone or just going over to talk, this person decided to get the police involved over a barking dog — and not only that, but it seems that might’ve got the wrong dog anyway.
A Small Complaint
People love their pets, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Some pets get spoiled, though, and there’s nothing wrong with that either — unless you decide your spoiled pet is entitled to be spoiled, and you make it everyone’s problem.
This customer is very upset about the size of their big dog’s “pup chino” — apparently, they’re just too small these days. Maybe that’s true, although maybe there are bigger issues in the world than how much Starbucks your dog gets to drink.
Getting It Backwards
When you do a job for someone, you expect to get paid. Simple, right? Yet some people seem to find it hard to wrap their head around. For some reason, people sometimes have trouble recognizing that photographers are professionals who ought to be paid for their work.
It gets worse, though — not only was this photographer asked to work without pay, they were asked to pay for the privilege! Talk about not making any sense. That’s as backward as it gets.
Put Your Feet Up
Some cities are cleaner than others, but no matter how clean they might be the streets still get dirty — and those dirty streets will get on your feet, whether you like it or not.
That’s one reason why it’s never a great idea to put your feet up on the seats when you’re on public transport. There’s also the space you’re taking up, which someone else might need. But some people still feel entitled to do so, even when they’re right underneath a sign that says they shouldn’t.
Send Me A Sign
Following instructions is hard work. First, you have to read the instructions, then you have to follow them. Actually, that doesn’t sound so difficult after all. In fact, it sounds pretty simple.
This driver seems to be having some trouble, though. If only there was some way to know where it was okay to park and where it wasn’t. Some sign to show them the way, some simple instruction they could follow. Perhaps it really is more difficult than it seems.
Catching Some Z’s
There’s nothing better than getting a rest after a long session at the gym, or after taking a good, long ride on your bike. That well-earned relaxation feels great because you know you deserve it.
That doesn’t mean you can just crash wherever you want, though. This cyclist has decided they’re entitled to take up three whole seats on the subway, along with their bike — that’s really not the right place to take a break. There are other people who want to sit down, too.
Friends Of A Feather
The internet fosters the sharing of ideas and allows us to interact with people who we might otherwise never meet. This can help us grow, to help us learn more about the world we live in and the people who live in it. Unfortunately, it also exposes us to some very odd — and entitled — people.
It appears this anonymous commenter feels entitled to only the best of friends — and by “best,” he really means “not a waiter.” If you do an honest day’s work, you’re not good enough for this guy. Oh, well. You’re probably better off — good riddance to bad rubbish.
Where The Heart Is
Home is where the heart is, and everyone’s home is their castle. Some of us have different expectations when we have guests over, and that’s okay. The polite thing to do is to respect your host’s wishes and to be grateful for their hospitality.
The impolite thing to do is to value your own outfit over your host’s comfort — there are more important things than how you look, after all. A little respect goes a long way, and if you’d rather keep your shoes on than enjoy the company of friends, perhaps your priorities need some adjustment.
That Really Takes The Cake
We’ve all done it — you’re out shopping and you feel a bit peckish, so you take a grape or two from the bunch and have a snack. Nothing major, and of course you’ll end up paying for the rest of the bunch. Maybe it’s not strictly the right thing to do, but we’re only human, right?
Then there’s the other end of the spectrum: eating half a cake without even leaving the store yet. On top of munching half a cake before she’d paid for it, this woman felt entitled to a half-off discount too. Talk about having your cake and eating it too.
Welcome To The Neighborhood
It’s more blessed to give than receive, the saying goes, and a generous heart is a happy one. The thing about generosity, though, is that it’s freely given and never demanded. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop some people from making demands and expecting to be owed other people’s time.
This new neighbor put a call out for some assistance, and it seems like he got the help he was looking for — but that just wasn’t good enough. He was upset that he didn’t get even more offers. That might not be the best first impression to be making in the neighborhood.
All Wheel Drive
An all-terrain vehicle packs a lot of horsepower, and it’s plenty of fun taking it off the beaten track and into the wilderness. Rain, hail, or snow, an all-wheel-drive can tackle any environment — except, it seems, the local parking lot.
Here we have another sad example of someone’s inability to park within the lines. You might think it seems so simple — the spaces are clearly marked, after all! — but sometimes there’s just no helping people.
Off The Rack
Taking public transport is good for the planet, but riding a bike is great for your health as well. Cycling doesn’t just help your body, but your mind too — especially on a sunny day, taking a ride to work or just around the block can really lift your spirits. The trouble comes when it’s time to put the bike away.
It’s not only cars that people have trouble parking. It seems the problem extends to bikes as well. This bike rack has plenty of space for five bikes, maybe more — or at least, it would, if this cyclist hadn’t hogged it all.
Sale Of The Century
Grabbing a bargain can really boost your mood, but what happens when you’re just a little too late — or, in some cases, a little too early? Dishing out full price for something, only days before it gets a discount, is a bit of bad luck — but it happens, right? It’s nothing to get worked up about.
Unfortunately, this reviewer didn’t quite see things that way. When he bought a game for full price, only to find out it later went on sale, he gave the game a big thumbs down — surely the game wasn’t any less fun, though, just because it wasn’t on sale?
He claims he’s just a man running a family business, but no amount of family involvement can justify an immoral business model. As much of a family man that he is, he’s still a jerk if he’s taking advantage of people.
In a time of shortage, he drove out of state, stocked up on supplies, and intended to resell things that people need. Little did he know that while he was gone, everyone in his neighborhood had managed to stock up — and without paying exorbitant prices!
Window of Shame
There are some stores that seem to be hit with more unsavory characters than others. Someone shared what one store did to deal with a wave of these cringe-worthy customers: banning them for good. These transgressions range from general unpleasantness to outright criminals.
Brilliantly, everyone who enters the shop now knows what these people did to get blacklisted by management, and it’s all caught on camera. This is a great warning to whoever thinks they might come and take advantage of this kindly neighborhood store.
That’s Not a Seat!
When it comes to grocery aisles, especially those located in superstores like Walmart, they are places where you’re likely to encounter strange people that don’t follow the same rules of basic human decency as you do.
Here we have a case in point: a man insisting on sitting down on a pile of raw chicken while talking to Comcast. Unless this good Samaritan alerted the staff, what probably happened next to the chicken is some poor sod probably bought it without knowing it had been previously warmed by another customer’s bottom.
The Lettuce Lady
Once again, we have completely inappropriate behavior at a grocery market. It’s bad enough that everyone’s feeling the fruits and vegetables with their fingers, ruining them and giving us all the more reason to give them a good wash before we eat them.
This woman is destroying the lettuce that’s disrespectful enough to other customers, but what about the grocery store? They should really kick her out for purposely ruining the produce and making it unsellable. There’s no place for that sort of behavior when food is involved.
Taking Up Three Spots
Instead of parking like a civilized person, this RV owner thought that it was acceptable to park across no less than three spots. It doesn’t look like more than two, but let’s see if anyone can actually fit their car in that spot on the right.
Granted, North American malls often have a lot of space for parking, but that only means he’s making people park even further away when they might find it hard to walk the distance to the store.
When you buy organic fruit, you need to be aware that the pesticides they use might not work as well as conventional brands. Although people pay a premium for this, it makes sense because it’s simply not as easy to work with these stringent guidelines.
What’s not all right, however, is for the fruit company to cover up signs that other lifeforms have already enjoyed this apple with a sticker placed so blatantly over the blemish, particularly when it’s being advertised as a “flavor grenade.”
The level of disrespect people show one another in airports and airplanes is terrible, but this lady is taking things one step further than we are used to with her sense of entitlement.
Besides forcing the flight attendants to have a wild goose chase searching for pistachio shells all over the plane after the flight to clean up, she’s also forcing everyone who passes by to step on them. How hard could it possibly discard them by tossing them in a cup or bag? Shame on her.
Judy the Jerk
Judy knew that what she was doing was wrong, but why wouldn’t she just go the extra half-step and toss it in the can? Maybe she was just so excited that Starbucks had finally gotten her name right that she placed it on the garbage can for all to see.
Too bad no one cares, especially after what she did. Do you know what people do care about, Judy? Trash not left in its proper place. Shame on you, Judy!
Impeccable Parking Job
Instead of parking in a spot either demarcated by the white lines or off of the road on the gravel, this jerk decided to stop their car in the one place they can’t park — in the middle of the road.
This just begs the question, what in the world were they thinking? Yep, that’s a lane they’re blocking. By the looks of it, the only way to get around is to make a ridiculously big circle around the parking lot.
Starting Major Beef
While this is completely out of line, people who work at grocery stores will tell you this happens much more often than you’d expect. Instead of bringing it back to the refrigerated display, this cruddy customer left the delicious ribeye steaks where the cookies are.
Can you imagine a worse crime? Letting meat go bad is bad enough — but on top of cookies? Not on our watch! Hopefully one of the store staff members made sure it was removed before it started to stink up the aisle.
All For One
When you’ve got a truck, people are going to ask you to help them move. It’s a law of the universe as fundamental as gravity. You just can’t escape it. Just because people feel entitled to your truck and your time, though, doesn’t entitle you to take up extra space.
Sadly, not everyone seems to agree. Another day, another terrible park. This beast of a truck has pulled up and taken over three entire parking spots all for itself, maybe even four. Smaller cars need to park too, you know, and other people have places to be.
Expectation And Reality
There’s a difference between expectation and entitlement. When you go out for a meal at a restaurant, you expect a waiter to take your order and you expect the food to come out in a reasonable amount of time. No one would call you entitled for that — but some people really take it to the next level.
Sometimes, the world just doesn’t revolve around your meals. Actually, the world never revolves around your meals — especially when there’s a medical emergency. That sort of thing tends to become a priority, even at dinner time. (We hope it turned out okay, in the end!)
Not Worth It
When you’re selling something online, you expect to make a bit of money for it. Sometimes, stuff gets sold at a loss when it’s more important to just get rid of it than to turn a profit. Occasionally, people will even give some things away for free, glad that someone else can get some use out of stuff they no longer need.
What no one expects is to pay someone else for the privilege of picking up your freebies, but that’s just what this tricky customer tried to do. Not only did he want a free microwave, but he wanted gas money as well. What can you really say to that?
The Season Of Giving
Christmas is a time of cheer, and what’s more cheerful than a well-decorated Christmas tree? Christmas is a time to be merry, not to be comparing yourself to others. There’s no need to be a Grinch and wish your tree is the biggest or your lights the brightest. It’s a time to be happy with what you have.
Oh. Alright, maybe sometimes it’s okay to expect something a little more… festive. Perhaps $500 might’ve brought a bigger, better tree, with brighter lights, if it hadn’t all been spent on a spa day. Although, we have to admit that this last one might just be a jolly holiday joke.
If you’re extremely lucky and fortunate, your parents will give you a car on your 16th birthday—whether it be a hand-me-down, a used car, or a brand new car. Any kid would be thrilled to receive any car. Well, maybe not any kid…
This EXTREMELY lucky child was gifted this beautiful green Lamborghini from her outrageously generous parents. But rather than being appreciative, this entitled child decided to complain to her friends about how she wanted a yellow one. Cue eye roll.
A Star Is Born
Some online reviews are so dismal, even giving a single star seems like a bit too much. These reviewers might wish they could give zero stars, or even negative stars — taking stars away from other reviewers. Thankfully, that’s just not possible.
Here’s a reviewer that felt entitled to a discount, even though the food was so good, just because they had offered to share it with their social media followers. That’s not really how this works.
Ask And Ye Shan’t Receive
Upgrading your phone happens every so often—once every couple of years, or maybe more frequently if you’ve got a bit more cash to spare. It’s common enough to find ads online for old iPhones, being sold at fairly low prices.
What’s not so common, though, is finding an iPhone being put online for free. No one’s going to just give their old iPhone away. That’s what this online shopper felt entitled to, though, when he asked if the seller could waive the $125 just because — well, just because. He did get something for free, in the end: his messages posted online for the world to see.