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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Not giving up bus seat is our most hated habit

Not giving up a seat for someone in need is our most hated habit.
Not giving up a seat for someone in need is our most hated habit.

Not giving up a bus or train seat to a pregnant or elderly person and non-disabled people using a disabled parking space are our most hated habits, according to a poll.

Research found pushing in at the front of a queue or walking past someone carrying a pushchair up some steps were also in the top five most loathed kinds of behaviour.

Other hated habits include playing loud music through headphones, talking on a phone at the checkout and people who use a family parking space when they don't have children.

Results from the poll of 2,070 people have been published ahead of Giving Tuesday on December 2, a global campaign which encourages people to donate their time, money or support to good causes.

Causes

The movement is being led by the Charities Aid Foundation in association with software provider Blackbaud and support from 42 founding partners.

Supporters will be asked to promote their favourite causes on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

Hannah Terrey, head of policy and campaigns at the Charities Aid Foundation, said: "It is fantastic to see so much enthusiasm for the #GivingTuesday movement.

"We are delighted by the support we have received so far and want to encourage as many businesses, charities and individuals to take up #GivingTuesday and really run with it."

hnews@herald.ie

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