I suppose I’ve been known to break a rule, or even two. I know rules are supposed to be there to “protect” us, but some are just plain dumb. Still, I was only able to come up with a few that really get to me.
- Grocery bags. This is the most recent stupid law that has come into effect in Los Angeles. For those of you who are lucky enough to not be in an area that has such a law, you are lucky. The idea is that plastic grocery bags are hazardous to the environment. That they get thrown away and are a waste. Well, I don’t know about you, but we NEVER threw a bag away unless it was completely ripped. They were always used as trash bags, lunch bags, transport this or that bags. Now we don’t have the luxury of the stores giving us bags (we have to pay 10 cents to get paper bags) so we have to buy our own trash bags, lunch bags, transfer things bags. Which sounds to me like a conspiracy between the stores and the government to get us to spend more money and for them to save money. These bans also cause losses in manufacturing jobs when we’re still recovering from a recession. I’ve also read articles about the harm in reusable bags including the contamination that comes from them being placed on the floor and then on tables/couches/etc.
- Drinking Age While this never affected me personally, I’d lower the drinking age to 18. I think this goes hand in hand with voting. Why, if we can serve in the military at 18, can’t we drink? We can smoke at 18! But a beer? Nah.
- Traffic Lights Okay, so this isn’t a law but it’s something I think needs to be changed. Wherever there is a left turning arrow and U-Turns are not allow, there should be a right turning arrow. It would make many intersections work a lot more smoothly. I don’t know why it bothers me…
- Permanent Markers I bet some of you didn’t know you had broken the law this way. Apparently many states have a law that states that you may not carry permanent markers with you in public since they can be used for vandalism.
What can't you stand?