Tuesday, May 27, 2014

2235 Rules Schmules

We are a nation of rule breakers. Perhaps we've always been so, since the days of the first Boston Tea Party Tax evaders and Washington's Continental Army draft dodgers, but it's really exploded lately.

Like the sign at my health club. It very clearly says on the wall into the locker room, "No cellphone use in locker room." It says this, of course, not because of people talking on their phones but because of people using those phones to take secret pictures.

Here's the thing. The sign is pretty prominent. Yet there are still tons of people with their phones out, tapping away on them in the locker room. How could they miss the sign? Then the other day I was walking behind a guy who was tapping and swiping on his phone while he walked in front of me on our way into the locker room. And because he never looked up, he never saw the sign.

Somehow, I don't think it would have made a difference. I'm pretty sure I saw him texting on his phone when I was behind him on the freeway.

Then there's the ATV guys who recently took their machines through a restricted canyon. The law doesn't apply to them because they decided it's a bad law. Screw the rest of us Americans who might like to keep the protected park protected. How about we all go to the ATV folks' front yards and dump garbage in them? That whole law against littering is bogus anyhow. 

Oh hell. Let's just join in. Graffiti the Grand Canyon. Use our phones in theaters too. Hell with the folks who paid good money to get in that want to watch the stupid movie. 

Anarchists unite! Lack of rules rule!

America, ya gotta love it. 

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