Are you one of those people who subscribe to the philosophy of "rules are meant to be broken?" If you said yes, are you my child? Just kidding, seriously, I can not believe how many people don't think simple rules and guidelines apply to them.
Last weekend at the grocery checkout, with a sign clearly posted 12 items or less, the woman ahead of me had at least 39 grocery items! She was writing a check, and she was trying to use a coupon on the wrong product. Yet, as I looked at her, nothing about her demeanor was apologetic for inconveniencing the rest of the line. She was truly an individual who thought she was above the grocery store express line rules. It annoyed me. It annoyed the gentleman behind me. This selfish person who believed her time was more valuable then others. In her crisp white capri pants and lemon yellow tank top, not a hair out of place and make up perfectly applied, on a Saturday morning nonetheless! As she was writing her check in the amount of $139 in the express line, she had to have heard the grumbles from behind her.
She finally leaves the checkout, I pay for my 5 items, and as I am heading for the exit I pass her yet again. She is waiting in the latte line... and then I notice... she is completely unaware that she's sat in something... a large brown smudge on her backside. I don't like to think of myself as a petty person - but I won't lie either - I giggled all the way to the car!
Breaking the Rules ...
On the first day of college, the Dean addressed the students, pointing out some of the rules "The female dormitory will be out-of-bounds for all male students and the male dormitory to the female students. Anybody caught breaking this rule will be fined $20 the first time."
He continued, "Anybody caught breaking this rule the second time will be fined $60. Being caught a third time will cost you a fine of $180. Are there any questions?"
At this point, a male student in the crowd inquired: "How much for a season pass?"
Sometimes rule breaking is confusing...
Clive was driving down the street in a sweat because he had an important meeting and couldn't find a parking place.
Looking up to heaven he said, "Lord take pity on me. If you find me a parking place I will go to mass every Sunday for the rest of me life and give up my Irish whiskey."
Miraculously, a parking place appeared. Clive looked up again and said, "Never mind, Lord. I found one."
This Weeks Quote...
"Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it."