18 Rules Exists Because Someone Was Dumb

Posted by Zainab Pervez in Funny On 26th July 2021
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These rules really, really shouldn't need to exist and the fact that they do is a testament to how far we've sunk.

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I'm gonna be brutally honest - I think we've made life too easy for idiots, and that's why we're positively drowning in them now. Back in the day, we didn't need a paint can telling us not to drink it because it just seemed pretty f**king obvious. If you got hurt because you weren't smart enough to realize that on your own, you kinda had it coming to an extent.

In an effort to limit liability and lawsuits, however, humanity has had to create a whole bunch of rules PURELY to counteract some people's natural proclivity for moronic behavior.

Here is the list of Obvious Rules That Shouldn't Be Needed, But Are

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Since Pandemic and things going digital, we now have a ‘You must wear clothes’ rule... and we already had a pretty casual dress code.

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No cooking in the Plane

On an AirFrance flight from Morocco to Mauritania, the flight attendant gave the safety brief in French at first. My french is not good but my ears pricked up when I heard the words “feu de camp.” I obviously discounted my translation as misunderstanding the brief until she went into the brief in English. We were given the standard safety brief on all aircraft, but at the end, we were specifically reminded that there are to be no cooking or campfires lit on the plane at any time. Can you imagine your seatmate getting hungry and deciding to start a fire on an airplane to cook up some snacks?!?!?

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Unwrap suppositories BEFORE insertion

Pharmacy worker here. We have to specify to unwrap suppositories BEFORE insertion. Apparently, someone thought the foil was part of it.

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Dispose of used tampons, properly.

In my lease, I had a clause to properly dispose of my used tampons. I asked why and apparently my landlord had a tenant that caused $50,000 of damage because she threw her used tampons into the cabinet under the sink. She rented the apartment for years and there were 3+ years worth of used, bloody tampons in there. The, uh, blood caused a bunch of damage akin to water damage to the bathroom. The floor under the cabinet was rotted through. From bloody tampon storage.

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Remove child before washing

We once got a piece of clothing for one of the kids and right on the label, I kid you not “remove child before washing”.

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In rehab, our cotton swabs were taken away because a guy decided to jam one into his eardrum to get sent to the hospital and get painkillers.

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Bring an extra pair of pants

Last year’s company Christmas party email specifically stated to bring an extra pair of pants if you will be urinating in the first pair.

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Absolutely no roller skates in the lab

My husband worked for a private lab startup and half the women there did roller derby. The lab was (as many are) a repurposed warehouse with nice smooth concrete floors. One of the women thought it would be fun to skate between machines. She got a lot done but the boss figured osha wouldn’t be too thrilled so the sign went up a few days later.

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Marmite spread and Kit Kats are banned in Prison

Used to work in a prison, and they had to ban Marmite spread because the inmates used the yeast to ferment alcohol, and Kit Kats, because they used the foil wrappers for heroin.

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No pallet jack rides

When I worked at a warehouse, I was told that we can’t ride pallet jacks like scooters.

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No drunk excuses for late/missing work

I had the same Biology professor for Bio I and II. Because of me, the Bio II Powerpoint included a new excuse that wouldn’t be accepted for missing/late work: “My drunk roommates threw it out while cleaning!”

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Patrons must not play blindfolded

The ten-bin bowling alley in Geelong* implemented a “Patrons must not play blindfolded” rule. The manager claims it was for safety reasons…

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No backward walking while eating a donut

My father’s hometown, Marion, Ohio, had a rule that you couldn’t eat a donut while walking backward. If I remember correctly, it had something to do with attracting police horses to lure them away from the police.

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