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Weird Rules that Exist for Specific Reasons

Just about every workplace has a special rule that exists just because of something one person did. From warning labels to work policies, every strange rule started off as a unique and horrible adventure. Human stupidity is the only resource it's impossible to run out of, so there's a rich deposit of things that exist just because people are dumb.

Funny rules that exist | NarrowSeaworthiness8 5.5k points 12 hours ago Since Covid and things going digital now have must wear clothes' rule and already had pretty casual dress code.
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Things that Don't Make any Dang Sense

The world is full of contradictions. We have biological rules and invented bureaucracies that make no sense. Things aren't named what they mean. We even have words that just seemed to have popped in from nowhere, and odd linguistic tics that are crazily inconsistent. For more stuff about this strange world, here are weird and specific facts to alienate strangers with.

rules and things that make no sense | EDGAR More 2 Cartoon suns being drawn wearing sunglasses. Like exactly are they protecting their eyes ?
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Teachers' "That's Amazing But Please Stop" Stories

Students are curious and motivated individuals especially when it comes to breaking the rules or mocking each other. They'll go to impressive lengths in order to tastefully vandalize restrooms or expertly cheat the system. You can't tell them it's the right thing to do, but it's at least impressive. To give the kids some credit, here's a Tumblr thread on a teacher who underestimated their students during a social experiment.

Students who broke rules in impressive ways teacher stories | mgraunk 3.1k points 3 hours ago My coworker and discovered one our students running an underground crime syndicate selling individual Icebreaker mints 50 cents pop agreed not punish him or inform administration, but did confront him privately and told him he needed stop before got him trouble. He had about half dozen employees and selling at every grade level by time put an end Kid C student at best, but he's definitely going places.
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Manager Won't Make Customers Leave, Customer Stays Until 5 AM

Anyone who's worked retail knows that there are some infuriating customers out there, and sometimes they need a push in the right direction. This manager had it in their head that no one should be told to leave at 2 am, so this employee made a point to show just how bad of an idea that can be. It got results. For more customer stories, here are bold and mistaken customers who were at the wrong store.

Employee proves point to manager by letting customer stay til 5 am | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/Ratsincorduroy 23 hours ago Proved my manager s better warn customers closing time oc M used work at store open until 2AM every night week, so as can imagine 2AM rolled around always ready get out there. Around 1:45AM would walk around and let each customer know individually store closing 15 minutes, and ask them if they needed help finding anything before then did this about 4 months working
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Ways People Trolled Their Bosses Without Breaking Rules

Someone on AskReddit got a thread going about the various ways that people managed to troll their bosses without actually breaking the rules. You've got to hand it to anyone that puts in the time and effort to troll someone, and manages to pull that trolling off while still playing things by the book. 

People describe the various ways that they managed to troll their bosses without breaking the rules | SergeantKoopa 8y couple friends mine work at Wal-Mart. They found out kilts are well within dress code as long as they are correct color. Drove their managers nuts s been year and absolutely no problems though
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Roommate Complains Herself Into A Corner

College can be a time for self discovery, as well as realizing who you never want to live with or see again for the rest of your life. This particular roommate thought they could get out of a moving fee by having a feud with their roommate, and they ended up backing themselves into a corner. For another roommate revenge story, here are nurses who took revenge on their roommate.

Bad college roommate tries to complain and get move but it backfires | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/zardkween 3 days ago Don't touch MY stuff oc M college had randomly assigned roommate did not get along with at all. Our personalities were just on two opposite ends personality spectrum and clashed only things had common were went same college and lived same apartment s Anyways nightmare living situation apartment had four rooms and two bathrooms. She and shared same bathroom as our rooms we
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Teacher Flips The Script on Frustrating Administration

It's not every day that you get to use your boss's rules against them. There's something so wonderfully satisfying about when an unfair employer has to face their own music. Not every organization gets to feel the sting of their own unfairness. This job applicant got to call out a company's dumb interview process.

Teacher uses administration's frustrating rules against them | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/Otchayannij 12 hours ago They're rules oc M an English teacher Moscow. At beginning school year asked week time off around holiday, so could travel some got denied so week came around pleased most my classes had been canceled because students had same idea had and were all going on vacation get an email administration stating cover classes another teacher. Who taking vacation week had asked So alread
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Tumblr Thread: Food Cube Asserts that Hot Dogs are A Kind of Taco

If you subscribe to the belief that the shape of the starch component defines the dish, then a hot dog in a bun suddenly starts to enter taco territory. This radical form of classification is reminiscent of the whole "coconuts are mammals" Tumblr thread. For some more Tumblr gems, here's some Tumblr gold harvested from Tumblr's rabbit holes.

Tumblr thread says that hot dogs are a kind of taco | haha-cluck cadaverkeys Follow REI tilthat Follow TIL about unifying cube rule theory claims settle not only Is hotdog sandwich question, but many other similar food debates. via reddit.com unatkozorobotok Follow Cube Rule Food idiutifying dishes lbaved on starch locations 3 Toust Sandwich Taco Soyp/S. fud w/'Bread Boul Sushi Calzone | an bigdickfartsapolka Follow This puts hotdog not sandwich category, but taco area. runcibility Follow mean
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Employee Investigates Unfair Policy, Gets Coworkers Back Pay

When this guy looked into the legality of this company's policy, he stuck to his principles and got everyone money they were owed. For some other satisfying work revenge stories, here's a boss's "take prank callers seriously" policy backfiring as well as a boss that got locked out of his own home.

Story of guy who gets coworkers paid back for unfair work policy | r/ProRevenge Posted by u/Kingsmanname 4 hours ago Got everyone paid out, and one my proudest moments. So used work power line clearing tree service did lots and lots hours chainsawing all tree species underneath and near powerline during winter and summer and herbicide work spring grueling work northern mn with bugs and winters. Especially had walk through feet snow all day long.
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Radio Tower Threat is Bold HOA Fighting Strategy

Depending on where you live, an active Homeowner's Association can be filled with some of the most boring, cruel and power hungry people you've ever met. Their draconian rules can suck the life out of your own living situation and you can be punished for something as simple as where you choose to store your garbage bins. So here's an interesting strategy to combat their rules. And for more, here's someone who got revenge when the HOA tried to remove their trampoline.

Absurd radio tower HOA strategy | Well There's Problem Podcast @wtyppod folks Here's best piece advice dealing with an HOA. If they ever start giving trouble, just threaten put up radio tower backyard. Like let's say just got trampoline kids enjoy and HOA tells have take down.
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Employee Enrages Bad Boss by Actually Following Rules

If you've worked for a place that cut every corner possible, so most businesses, you've probably ended up complying with some hell boss's stupid policy or ended up doing some irresponsible or unsafe junk that goes against your actual work guidelines. This person decided to actually follow the rules, and became hated by their crappy boss. Here's one about a boss that tried to get all Alpha and it didn't work out.

Bad boss cuts corners, employee follows rules and makes them mad | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/antipatico_6 1 day ago My first job lesson work rule Very Obedient Payback oc XL got hired on my first job 17 something fast food/coffee shop blend, and my region, there are more these chains than there are Starbucks chains. After 10 minute interview and some paperwork hired on would later find out minors were preferred hires at this location, since likely their first job, and they might turn be
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People flocked to Florida's Clearwater Beach on Monday despite national warnings to keep to smaller groups and avoid crowds. It seems like a shortsighted thing to be doing given everything we know, but there they all are.

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Things That Exist Because of Human Stupidity

Stupidity is one of the only attributes we can trust people to have consistently. Because of this, we have to get extra explicit when it comes to labels and laws. Stuff like, "please don't put salt in eyes" and junk like that. In a similar vein, here are some jobs that only exist because people are dumb. And for some extra scary warnings, here are spooky signs that are doing their job too well.

Laws, rules and warnings that exist because people are stupid | reddit posted by flipping_birds tag on iron says "Do not iron clothes while wearing them."
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Manager Tries to Fire Guy for Following The Rules, It Backfires

We've seen our share of stupid managers and incompetent owners, and things never seem to change. This guy had the misfortune of having his job bought out by a bigger company, but knowing the rules, he managed to outlast his crappy manager.

Guy gets manager fired because he knows the rules | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by PunkThug There an attempt fire malicious compliance. Long-time lurker first time poster. Apologize being on mobile s very long story, and TL;DR at bottom
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House Rules People Thought Were Normal Until They Grew Up

It's the natural development of almost every kid that you think your home life is pretty standard until you visit a friend's house or live with someone else. People just believe dumb things as kids. Some some folks realize how good they had it while others just have more questions about their strange parents. Other times rules were just creatively pragmatic.

Askreddit of people who had strange house rules growing up | posted by anxiousjellybean My mum used pay be my own babysitter between ages 10-14 or so rule as long as didn't make mess and put myself bed by time she got home then got $10 morning.
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Guys Make Full Use of Their School's Stupid Printing Policy

For whatever reason, almost every printing policy is stupid. Whether you work somewhere with one, or go to school, there's always some sort of wast-of-money plan that never seems to work out in your favor. There's even another dude who complied with his school's unfair printing fee by using every printer at once.

Guys take advantage of stupid printing policy | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by u/UrPokemon get 250 pages print per semester. My roommate and attend university where are given 250 pages per semester print as part our attendance. Well hardly used since have our own printer, so went over print room and asked them if could have our ~500 pages. They said pages were only printing and not quantity letter paper were entitled So said okay.
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