A photo of a long list of instructions for customers in a cafe has completely baffled the internet after it was uploaded to popular online message board Reddit.
The photo quickly went viral after it was uploaded to the 4 million member r/mildlyinfuriating subreddit on Wednesday, with some 50,000 votes and more than 4,240 comments.
Capjacktain, a Reddit user, shared Irani Cafe’s long list with the caption, “This list was on every table in this cafe.”
The long list of 23 items included some fairly obvious rules, including “no smoking”, “no fighting” and “no chewing gum under the table”.
But there were more questionable rules on the list, which included “no sitting for long”, “no Candy Crush” and “no flirting with the cashier”.
Although the cafe’s location is unknown, many reviewers have shared their experiences encountering some obvious and sometimes ridiculous rules.
One Reddit user said: “God, this reminds me so much of when my four kids were little. 90% of parenting was ‘it never occurred to me to tell you not to do this.’ “
Another added: “Well I mean there are a few places in my town with a ‘no fucking on the bathroom floor’ rule. I’ll let you guess why.”
A third commented: “I used to live in a boarding school that was strict with a lot of stupid rules. Over the years in real time you would see someone being a fucking jerk who takes it too far and boom new stupid rule in square.”
Newsweek has contacted capjacktain for comment.
During the global COVID-19 pandemic, many new rules have been implemented by governments around the world.
According to a study by the University of Nottingham, UK, people were more likely to follow restrictions based on what their friends were doing, rather than based on their own judgement.
A statement on the university’s website read: “Researchers found that people didn’t just follow the rules if they felt vulnerable or were personally convinced.
“The most diligent followers of the guidelines were those whose friends and family also followed the rules. Sticking to the closed circle had an even stronger effect than people’s own endorsement of the rules.
“This finding applied to all age groups, genders, countries and was independent of the severity of the pandemic and the strength of restrictions.”
COVID-19 restrictions have led to many cases of aggressive confrontations across the United States, as Newsweek has already reported.
In 2021, a woman claimed she couldn’t be legally denied service by a grocery store for not wearing a mask, leading to an explicit verbal tirade against a worker.
When the woman was told she was breaking the law, she said, “No, I’m not breaking the law, I got code of rights 51, yeah, that’s America f**k face. Fuck you idiot, little bitch with no ball.”
Attorney Alec Mandell previously said Newsweek“Unless required by state law, stores also have the right to refuse cash as a form of payment. These are not new developments. Of course, there are limits, but these are basic public health precautions.”