Tuesday, March 11, 2008

a rant


Are rules made to be broken? I would guess that the maker of the rules would say, no, they are not made to be broken. We all know that rules are in place to make life nastier and more complicated for everyone. (That was sarcasm.)

I can't tell you how many times I have seen "rules" being broken in the last month.

Socks must be worn in play area at all times. I overheard a grandfather telling his grandson in a playland, "Just put your socks on when you see the attendant walking around. You can take them off again when he leaves." WHAT!?! Thank you for teaching your prodigy how to break the rules. How to be devious. That should bode well for him in his delinquency. Not to mention the fact that all his foot germs are now mingling with the hands of kids enjoying the dinosaurs. Gross.

Do not leave children unattended. A different "playland." Look parents. The store doesn't put these tunnels and slides here so that you can enjoy kid free shopping. There isn't anyone watching your children when you leave. And how do you know that there isn't some creep waiting for you to round the corner? Knowing that there will be a good 10 minutes in which you won't be watching your precious ones. The rule is there for the safety of your children. They aren't trying to cramp your style.

No pets allowed. Lady. Yes your little dog is cute. But just because you have a jazzy purse to carry him in doesn't mean he is exempt from this rule. He is an animal. And it's gross to have him within 10 feet of produce. That rule is not to make Pooky feel scared and alone in the car. It's to keep my food free from grodies.

There are so many more. It's driving me bananas. Is it so hard to follow the rules? Could this be what ails society? A bunch of naughties breaking the rules? Just for the sake of rule breaking?

Not me. Not my family. We will obey the rules. Even the dumb ones.


dixie said...

The sock thing drives me bananas! Or the parents who let their kids run around in their shoes. Maybe they'll get it when their little darling steps on someone's fingers? Probably not.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Yeah, I'm a rule follower too!

Happy day,

betty r said...

I couldn't have said it better!
And often these "rule breakers" are the first ones to complain when someone else breaks the rules!

redeemed diva said...

Well said. Cheers to you! keep ranting, my friend. There's room for all of us on the soap box!

Anonymous said...

i wouldn't worry about that kids feet....his hands are probably way worse, who knows where they have been!!