Rules are meant to be broken, or at least that is what I would like to believe. Everyone will break some rule at one point or another in life. Some of the best rules to break are the ones where trouble is a possibility. After all, what fun would rule breaking be if there was no trouble to follow. I have been in trouble from time to time and mostly I can laugh it off. Here are five of my favorite rules to break and why I like to break them.
Rule One: No Smoking
This one is not an optimal one to break since smoking is a terrible habit. I have been smoking for almost ten years and I don’t see an end in sight. I have broken the rules of no smoking in restaurants/bars in Illinois by smoking in the bathroom. Hey, after you have had a few drinks a cigarette sounds pretty good! This rule breaking could have yielded me a ticket for smoking and probably would have been kicked out of the bar. Luckily, I didn’t get caught!
Rule Two: Driving Faster Than The Speed Limit
I am almost positive I am not the only one who breaks this rule. It is way to easy to do, especially if you are in a hurry to get somewhere. This is a dangerous rule to break though and that should be taken into consideration. I try to limit my “speeding”. Driving too fast makes you susceptible to accidents and speeding tickets. Who really wants to spend $75 on something they could have been more careful about anyways?
Rule Three: No Facebooking While At Work
This one is something that is hard not to break! I have a serious Facebook addiction and I may need an intervention! When I worked outside the home, it was torture for me to try and avoid Facebook while at work. Now that I work from home, it’s even worse. I think this was one of those rules that was meant to be broken. After all, what kind of punishment do you really get if caught on Facebook, especially if you work from home for yourself?
Rule Four: Do Not Curse In Public
This was a huge rule growing up and even when we (my sister and I) were older. My parents were super strict about the language and tone we used and cursing was an absolute “no no”. Well of course when someone tells you not to do something you do it anyways, so I did. A lot. I got caught by my father once when I was 14 and he filled my mouth up with dish soap. That was terrible tasting and lasted for almost two days. Unfortunately I did not learn my lesson and I am still a potty mouth.
Rule Five: Never Lie
Again, this is another rule that is often broken. I have told some lies, though mostly to save my own behind. Something like “No dad, I did not call California and talk for three hours” or “No babe, I didn’t know turning up the heat to 85 would shoot the electric bill up” were some of the lies I told. I do know right from wrong, but sometimes it is just easier to lie and not here about it. At least I am honest here, right?