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NOTE: Please consult the Real Life section maintenance thread if you want to propose adding a trope here.

"Most people have met someone like this."
— From the (now cut) Real Life section of Extreme Doormat

These tropes are so commonly observed in our reality that listing many or all of the occurrences of any of them would make a trope page incredibly unwieldy, or else force the addition of overly general examples, and marginalize fictional examples that are the focus of this wiki. Tropes that are People Sit on Chairs in real life often belong here if they aren't stereotypes or narrative elements. Contrast Impossible in Real Life, which is the exact opposite.