Can you believe some people use this as justification for breaking the rules?
Recently someone said, “Well, you never said I couldn’t…” – fill in the blank. They had bent the agreed upon limitation (rule, if you will) so that it could accommodate their desired outcome.
So, if that is the case, unless we explicitly define every possible circumstance then bending the rules is fine. Never mind the intent of the rule, or even the law.
That’s the problem today with society. We will do whatever we can to make things as easy and accommodating to get what we want. We find every way possible to bend the rules, which we know is wrong to do, just so we can get what we want.
Speeding? Oh, well, I was going downhill.
Cheating on a test? Well, is it really cheating if they didn’t say I couldn’t use the book?
Affair? It’s not an affair because we didn’t have sex.
Murder? Oh, well, I didn’t want the as yet to be born baby.
Sick day from work? No, I wasn’t sick but everyone does it. It was for my “mental health,” and go to the beach.
Which, or what, bent rule irritates you the most?