How do you feel about rules? If you break them do you feel uncomfortable or excited? Me? I get reeealllly uncomfortable about breaking rules. I just don’t like to do it. I figure they were created for a reason and it probably has something to do with safety. Speed limits for example. (ok, I have broken those a few times)
If the sign says “NO TRESSPASSING” there is probably a very good reason. Like they have a grow op or meth lab and they don’t want you to see it because if you did see it then they’d have to either kill you or employ you. So just don’t go there I say!
Life jackets. Now this is one rule I feel very strongly about. I always wear mine; no matter how hot it is. My own life jacket happens to be black which brings my body temperature up at least another 10 degrees. It was 38.5 here yesterday but I still wore my thick black life jacket when out on the water. This is how I got the nick name Susie Safety. This is similar but different from Captain Careful, which is what we call Tracy. Captain Careful makes sure she locks every door, always has an escape plan in mind and her cell phone handy in case she needs to call 911. Do you see the difference? One is always preparing for possible bad out comes while the other is avoiding a dangerous situation all together. We are a great babysitting team by the way. You can be assured your child will be safe and carefully looked after with the two of us in charge.
I just feel most rules are a reliable guide to staying safe. “Don’t go beyond this point!” is probably warning you of a slippery cliff or quick sand ahead or known alligator territory or something like that. I know some people (cough *John* cough) who are so curious they would have to “go beyond that point” just to see what was that important to warrant a sign. I’m not one of them.
Well, ok, there were a few rules I broke when I was younger but I’ll save those stories for another post…maybe.