What Rule Made You Think “What Happened Here to Have This Rule Made”? People Responded.

Do you ever see a rule at work or school that is very specific and it makes you think, “what happened here to make them come up with this rule…and who did it?”

Yeah, you know what I’m talking about…

Well, today we’re gonna get some answers, darn it!

AskReddit users talked about the weird rules they’ve seen that made them question where they came from. Let’s check it out.

1. Hmmm…

“Our Middle school had a rule:

“No bicycle helmets allowed in the school building!”.

When the weather was nice a lot of us rode bicycles and we all wore riding helmets since it was a school rule and we could get put in detention if we showed up on a bicycle not wearing one. There were hooks above the bike rack outside to hang our riding helmets on, but we all wondered about that strange rule about not bringing them indoors.

Once I was chatting with the assistant principal and I happened to ask him about it, and he said a few years before one girl used hers as a weapon and swung it at and really clonked another girl with it hard enough that she fell against the lockers.”

2. Not very bright.

“This was written for one class I was in and my class only.

Do NOT put your finger in the pencil sharpener

This was an “advanced” class.”

3. What’s the backstory?

“My university residence first year had a strict “No Octopi allowed in dorms” rule posted at the front desk.

No mention of other aquatic creatures.”

4. Well, duh…

“Do not injure a fellow student…

Regardless if WITH or without their permission…”

5. New rule.

“Do not enter the secure corridor and let the first door shut behind you if you do not have the code for the second door.

Some complete idiot got trapped between the doors for five hours.

It might have been me…”

6. Ouch!

“”Do not put your hands into the machine while it’s moving.”

And “Do not take apart the safety knives to get the blade out.”

Both have happened while I worked there.”

7. Hmmmm…

“”No food items permitted in employee restrooms”

I knew who was taking their little snacks in there but I never snitched because it struck me that the perp very possibly had an eating disorder.”

8. I can only imagine.

“An escape room I used to frequent had a rule that clothes must stay on at all times while in the room.

I can guess what happened.”

9. Now you know.

“My employee handbook had a rule that said no sleeping at your desk. I thought that was pretty obvious and wondered why it had to be said.

My first day of work, I realized my co-worker who sat behind me was the reason they included it. I’m working and all of a sudden, hear loud snoring. The dude was full on sleeping and no one batted an eye.

Turns out he bought a doctor’s note saying he has sleep apnea and is prone to random bouts of sleep and management couldn’t punish him for it.”

10. Ignorant.

“Used to work in a warehouse that only employed like a dozen people in a small town, they had a whole handbook of rules with a very thorough section on racial/ s**ual intolerance etc. which is unusual for such a job, at least around here.

It turned out once, a few years before, the owner walked into the shipping room and the pack team supervisor was hosting a “pow-wow” and had everybody prancing in a circle, clapping their hands and chanting “heya-hoya.” I still saw some pretty ignorant s**t while I was there.”

11. Gotta be careful.

“Do not turn on heavy machinery being demonstrated by teachers.

Told to us by the design and technology teacher with half a finger missing.”

12. Awesome!

“At the student society: If you’ve been a member for 15 years, you’re allowed to ride your motorcycle into the dining hall.

No one knew why the rule existed and no one had ever made it to 15 years since you can’t be a member once you graduate. People just assumed someone made it up one day while drunk.

Until I asked my dad about it, he was at the same uni in the 1970s, and a member of the same society. He told me it was a special treat for one of the janitors of the building when he had worked there for 15 years. A bunch of students hauled his motorcycle up to the second floor and he was allowed to start it in the staircase, and then ride into to dining hall.

The rule was then added that any student who made it to 15 years would be allowed to do the same.”

Have you ever come across any ridiculous rules and had moments like this?

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