People Break Down The Dumbest Rules Ever Implemented At Their Schools

It's not just the prospect of having to abide by draconian dress codes that has students up in arms. Their teachers and other authority figures have also been guilty of implementing some rather ridiculous rules. Who likes those?

Thanks to Redditor ItStillIsntLupus, who asked the online community, "What was your school's dumbest rule?" we learned that our schools might have actually ranked much lower on the dumb scale. What were these schools even thinking?!


"You could use the drinking fountain..."

No water. You could use the drinking fountain once per day. I think they didn't want people going to the bathroom all the time, but the school didn't have any air conditioning either so kids always ended up in the nurse's office.

Repulsive-Divide

"The district board..."

Giphy

They banned us from playing Uno. The district board literally banned us from playing a card game during lunch because it 'promotes gambling'. We tried to play during lunch last semester and we were almost expelled.

'We don't know you're not gambling.'

'I don't have money to afford lunch what makes you think I have money to gamble away on an Uno game?'

We have to file a request with the deans ahead of time in order to play, that is, if they even say yes.

sad_noodless

"My high school had a rule..."

My high school had a rule that no group of people could wear matching outfits or it was gang related (except for the high school sports team exemption). So a bunch of us got together and started wearing suits and claiming to be in a gang with the principal to try and get him suspended.

JBeatnik

"For a brief period..."

For a brief period of time, we couldn't roll up our sleeves if wearing a long sleeve shirt because that's where the drug dealers hide the marijuana cigarettes apparently (mid 90s).

noguarde

"If someone ever hit you..."

If someone ever hit you, BOTH you and the attacker would get suspended. Extra suspension if you tried to defend yourself, but even if you did nothing then you would still be punished for "being involved in a fight".

pawpaw-prickly-pear

"Our school is supposed to fit..."

My school briefly banned bags from being in the classrooms- so people who didn't use their lockers or have keys (which were quite a few hundred people considering our lockers were VERY small) had to put their bags in the hallways.

This became a problem fairly quickly.

Our school is supposed to fit over 3000-ish people but the time I was there it was beginning to overfill, which meant the hallways would be quite a pain to get through. You could probably guess what happens next, people tripping over bags left and right and teachers didn't even realise that if a fire were to start that all of these bags would be in the way and be a huge hazard.

This rule only lasted a few months.

Lqvii

"Can't ride a different bus..."

Can't ride a different bus to go home with someone else unless it's an emergency.

Have to provide 3 days notice for emergencies.

IaniteThePirate

"The shop used to sell..."

Collecting erasers with flags on them. The shop used to sell these small erasers with country's flag printed on them. The boys started collecting them and playing some domino like game with it. Soon after it got popular the faculty banned buying of flag erasers.

TheDoorDoesntWork

"At my old high school..."

At my old high school girls weren't allowed to wear tank tops/show our shoulders.. it was part of the dress code - deemed to be too "distracting" to others.

oliviaxclaire

"I was in the nurse's office one day..."

I was in the nurse's office one day when my period was particularly gruesome, pale as a ghost and unsteady on my feet, but I couldn't be sent home because I didn't have a fever and I hadn't thrown up.

GrayKitty98

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Ouch.

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"What's an 'oh sh*t' moment where you realised you've been doing something the wrong way for years?"
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I may not be popular for saying this, but I think comedy is the best form of entertainment.

However, it’s not always easy to find great comedy.

There are lots of comedians who make me smile or even make me laugh at a joke or two. Yet, it’s really hard to find a comedian who can keep me laughing through their whole set.

If you’re having trouble finding those kinds of comedians, or are just ready to find a new comedian to enjoy, Redditors are here to help.

Probably hoping to find a great comedian themself, Redditor Plastic_Ad_6179 asked:

"Who's the best comedian of all time in your opinion?"

Sean Lock

"Sean Lock"

"For many reasons, but mainly for being the undisputed champion of the world in...Carrot In A Box:"

– Rymundo88

"What a HUGE talent. Luckily he left a lot of great footage. Terrible loss."

– Pan-tang

"The comedians comedian"

– FrederickBishop

George Carlin

"George Carlin."

"Honorable mention to Bill Burr."

– gobigred3562

"When I turned 21, my mom took me to Vegas. We saw Carlin perform and we laughed solidly for 90 minutes. I don’t remember any of the jokes, but I have never laughed like that since. He was a true master of the art."

– drCrankoPhone

"Carlin is the only correct answer. Nobody will ever touch that level of wit, wordplay, satire, and social commentary."

"Nobody."

– reflUX_cAtalyst

Mike Birbiglia

"I went to a Mike Birbiglia show at Zanies in Nashville back in 2008. Guy killed…got up on stage, told 1 story. Took him 90 minutes to get through that story. The whole time, he’s veering off on tangents that seemed completely natural, conversational even. Each tangent was a tiny hilarious story itself. The show seemed so smooth and flowed so naturally, that I could hardly believe it was written. It was masterful. Sure, he doesn’t tell jokes that leave you breathless with laughter, but he does tell jokes that get 90% of the way there with such consistency that I’m actually more impressed with that than the former."

– mavol

Norm MacDonald

"In terms of:"

  • "Being at the top of his game for a long period of time"
  • "Being perfect at timing and execution"
  • "Understanding comedy to a degree that other comedians notice and respect"
  • "Being clever and witty on the spot"
  • "Having memorable jokes and killer standup routines"

"Norm MacDonald"

– warpus

"My favorite story about Norm MacDonald I've heard is that when he was coming up if he bombed he'd wait in the back of the club after the show to shake everyone's hand in their way out. If he killed he wouldn't. What a legend."

– SixPieceTaye

"If you asked a group of comedians who their favorite comedian is I'd bet Norm would be near the top of the list. So much of his material was a deconstruction of comedy itself. If Norm MacDonald tells you a bad joke, and you laugh, is it still a bad joke? Why is it funny? Are you laughing at him or is he laughing at you?"

– foldingcouch

Mitch Hedberg

"Mitch Hedberg. RIP."

– onepotatotwopotato3

"I used to love that guy. I still do but I used to too."

– ChefHannibal

""I got in an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That’s a bad place for an argument, because I tried to walk out, and had to slam the flap.""

""F**k you, zzzzzzzzzzip""

– StarktheGuat

Monty Python

"Monty Python, as a group."

"I don't think there's been a single more influential comedy act than Flying Circus."

– EarlyBirdsofBabylon

"I agree with it just because it’s one of the few non-American mentions here. People seriously think that humor ends on American Stand Up and television…"

"Also Monty Python is ALWAYS funny"

– RockThePlazmah

Robin Williams

"Robin Williams."

– Flicksterea

"Live on Broadway stands as one of the most memorable things I have ever watched."

– Grimlock64

"Idk why he isn’t higher on this list or mentioned more often. Robin Williams had absolutely insane improv skills. Watch the episode of Who’s Line with him as the guest star, the rest of the cast can’t keep it together."

– _xXmyusernameXx_

Lucille Ball

"Lucille Ball"

– LusciousofBorg

"Scrolled this far to find a female comedian! Love Lucille Ball"

– boonybun

"I saw I Love Lucy was streaming a couple months ago. Having watched it as a kid, I figured I’d put it on for a nostalgic chuckle. I was not ready for that show to be so, so funny—I nearly passed out I was laughing so hard."

– mypantsareawesome

"She was a comedic genius."

– DrWorm_DD

Rowan Atkinson

"Rowan Atkinson (John Cleese closely second)"

– DarkFluids777

"Atkinson is such an amazing physical comedian that it’s basically overlooked that he’s a first-rate stand-up, as well."

– HilariousSpill

Eddie Murphy

"Eddie Murphy"

– onterrible1

"He saved SNL. They wouldn't be on air today were it not for Murphy"

– Blackgurlmajik

"Goat of comedy"

– IndependenceScary644

Comedy may not be everyone’s favorite form of entertainment, but it is a can’t miss, so long as the comedian in question is a good one.

Luckily, we’ve got some great suggestions above.