RULES—even if they make no sense, we simply must follow them.
Did you ever go to a store, get there 15 minutes before it is scheduled to open, look in the window, see a salesperson look at you, and then be told by that salesperson that the door can’t be opened and will not be opened until the magic hour.
That makes me mad as hell. If I owned that store, regardless of the stated opening hour, if a customer came to the door early and my salesperson did not immediately open the door, that salesperson would be down the road.
What happened to judgment? Have we so little creativity, energy, imagination, and desire to do a good job that we insist on relying upon rules regardless of their logic?
ON THAT NOTE, HAVE YOU BEEN TO THE LAS VEGAS AIRPORT, BEEN IN AN EXTREMELY LONG LINE WHICH HAS MADE IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO MAKE YOUR PLANE ON TIME AND HAVE THOSE SOMEWHAT LESS THAN BRILLIANT TSA EMPLOYEES SHUT THE LINE DOWN BECAUSE THEY HAVE A RULE THAT REGARDLESS OF THE FACTS, SITUATIONS AND PROBLEMS, THEY ARE TO CLOSE THE LINE AT A SPECIFIC TIME?
THANK GOD THESE PEOPLE AREN’T FIREMEN PUTTING OUT A FIRE AT MY HOUSE. I WOULD HATE TO HAVE THEM SHUT OFF THE WATER SO THEY COULD TAKE A COFFEE BREAK.
WHO SAYS OSAMA BIN LADEN DIDN’T WIN THE WAR? JUST LOOK AT THE FALLOUT FROM HIS SPENDING NO MORE THAN $20,000 TO HIJACK THREE PLANES AND CRASH TWO OF THEM INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ON 9-11-01.