I learned quickly in life that I am naturally suspicious of rules. I think that a lot of rules have the reverse effect of their intended purpose.
For example, in first grade, we were expected to respond to a school fire alarm by silently getting up from our desks, getting in a single file line and calmly following our teacher out of the building. During our first fire drill, I got caught for talking in line and had to miss recess. That was silly, I thought to myself. If there were a real fire, nobody would react like that … nor would it help to do so, in case of an actual emergency. There’s got to be a better way.
With this in mind, I decided that I should pull the fire alarm to prove my hypothesis.Featured Posts, Updates and tagged featured. Bookmark the permalink.