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What are some rules you generally ignore, and how do you justify it to yourself?

Asked by _zen_ (7804 points ) July 28th, 2011

At work or play. Laws or rules. Every day, or once in a blue moon. What do you do – how do you do it – and what do you say to yourself, or don’t.

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Schroedes13's avatar

I jay walk all the time. I also sometimes pee in public!

woodcutter's avatar

If I blow through a late caution signal and I know any second it will change to red, if it dissappears over my roof before I see it happen then it doesn’t count.

MacBatman31's avatar

Selective hearing loss. That’s what I blame it on.

woodcutter's avatar

@Schroedes13 Jay walking is sooo wrong.

KatawaGrey's avatar

@woodcutter: Actually, I learned in driving school that it doesn’t actually count. When I was learning how to drive, my driving instructor actually said that if I passed under a yellow light before it turned red, even if it turned red right behind me, I would not be penalized.

As for the rules I break, I hang out with coworkers who are of a different level than I am, which my company prohibits. I do this because their reasons for prohibiting it are ridiculous. They claim it’s to prevent favoritism. The coworker I hang out with the most has no control over the schedule, when I take time off, how much I get paid or my annual review.

Schroedes13's avatar

@woodcutter That’s why I always look both ways! You just never know! :P

Jellie's avatar

I will Push the door even when it says Pull.

Symbeline's avatar

I jaywalk if there’s no cars. I actually got a fine for that once lol.

woodcutter's avatar

@KatawaGrey But it doesn’t count to me:) If it turns red and I see it, well then the jig is up, I stop.

Sunny2's avatar

I don’t always follow the arrows in a parking lot. I may go out on an in arrow or vice versa. You can cause chaos doing that, but it’s in a parking lot. They can’t arrest you unless you hit something. I may have to suffer the humiliation of being honked at but there it is. I don’t have to be uptight ALL the time do I?

Oh, and I don’t follow the rules cooking. Baking things, I do, but anything else, I do it my way, not the recipe’s. Usually comes out okay.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Speed limits, especially the ones on the corner recommendations. We always went by double it and add 10 on those.

Seelix's avatar

I always jaywalk. I also drive through yellow lights, but that seems to be a pretty common Torontonian custom. I always drive at least 10km/hr over the speed limit – at least 20km over on the highway.

rOs's avatar

I used up all the bandwidth at work, does that count?

rOs's avatar

*use up

Also, sometimes I turn left on red – not only to stick it to the man, but also because it should be a damn yield like a right turn…

Symbeline's avatar

@Seelix Fuck yellow lights, we do that here too. XD

FutureMemory's avatar

I don’t shutdown all the other programs that are running when I install new software.

woodcutter's avatar

@rOs You do left turns on red? You want those who do right on red to yield to you? I hope you don’t keep any dope in your car there!

rOs's avatar

@woodcutter Yes. No. I use a carrier pigeon.

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