The Internet at the Speed of Thought

People Share the Rules That Seemed Good but Backfired Horribly

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Rules were made to be broken

Rule are the foundation of a functioning society.

Without them—and without their enforcement—most philosophers agree we would fall into chaos. Would there be property? Security? What current and unspeakable crimes would become commonplace?

That being said, we all know how annoying rules, blue tape, and bureaucracy can be. This is especially true when we’re positive nobody would suffer at all from our bending the rules, but hey, that’s life.

Right along with our intentions, however, rules can come and go. Whether through obsolescence or policy changes, no rule is forever.

Redditors were asked to share the stories of the rules from school or work that were put in place for very good reasons, only to go on to horrible backfire, and they are spectacular.

Do any of these sound familiar?

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