People Explain Which 'Exceptions To The Rule' They Totally Live By
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Rules are in place to maintain some semblance of order. But that doesn't mean they are always effective.


Some rules are made to be broken. Look at the English language as an example.

There are many grammatical rules that are broken, like nouns acting as adjectives, or nouns acting like verbs.

In life, there are also rules of conduct or preferences that seem to come with exceptions specific to a person.

To explore this concept and to hear input from strangers online, Redditor Shabbydarstqc asked:

"What 'exception to the rule' do you live by?"

According to these Redditors, telling the truth doesn't always set them free.

Truthfulness

"Being honest. There's times where the truth isn't always for the better."

Dancingcakes2

"You can be honest but you don't have to tell them everything you know."

Ronin100

Feel The Room

"Actually, when you are saying the truth you should consider why you are saying it. If it's to make someone look bad or yourself look good, you should say nothing at all."

MichaelRobertM

Reeling It In

"Everything in moderation, including moderation."

"Basically, exercise restraint and self-control, but not to an extent that it bars me from new experiences, and with the understanding that it's okay to be a complete, sloppy disaster person sometimes."

mus_maximus

Generally speaking, we should all treat everyone with kindness.

But, when we're wronged, do we take it lying down?

Conditional Kindness

"Be nice to everyone, you never know what they are dealing with..."

"Except the b*tch that made a huge scene about my disabled son in a packed store at the checkout."

Unhappy_Mongoose_778

So What Happened Was...

"My son was 5 at the time. He has Septo-optic dysplasia, schizencephaly, and autism. Basically, he's missing two parts of his brain, had brain surgery for a large mass from the schizencephaly, totally blind in one eye and tunnel vision in the other. (It's honestly a miracle he is as functional as he is)."

"Anyway, we were behind the woman currently checking out. There was coloring books at the end of the check out line. He asked if he could look at them and I said that's fine. So he starting flapping his hands while walking that way because he was excited. The side she was standing on was the side he can't see out of. While flapping, his hand grazed her backside and she went off that he groped her. Yelled and pointed in the store that my 5 year old, that you can physically see is disabled- sexually assaulted her by groping her butt. Thankfully he had no idea the scene was about him because he was looking at the coloring books at that point. Im not one to yell, especially in public but I did. Then went to my car and cried wondering how many people like this he's gonna have to deal with in his life. It sucked."

Unhappy_Mongoose_778

It's all a matter of preference for these Redditors.

Being In Control

"Everyone in the neighborhood hires a lawn service to mow, weed, and trim their properties."

"I do my own - not because I can't afford it, but because I prefer the results when I do it myself."

Back2Bach

Better Food

"100%, same for food."

"$15 at home gets you a family meal and maybe leftovers, tastes good, decently healthy."

"$30 out gets you a family meal that is kind of meh, too salty and probably too greasy."

"Home Ec is a dying art."

Carpaltunnelsnake

Sweet Additive

"All things sugar free - except my coffee."

billbaperky

"Hah I'm the other way around. I love sugar, but keep it away from my coffee."

11ghost_raven11

A Matter Of Taste

"Vegetarian except for lobster corn chowder."

"In my defense, the haters claim there is no actual lobster in the chowder so that's my excuse for eating it. It's been so long since I've had actual lobster that I forgot what it tastes like."

laterdude

Going Off The Footpath

"Shoes. I just don't wear them unless I'm snowboarding, my boss is gonna show up to work, or I plan on doing a lot of walking around outside in the snow."

"I don't care about the needing to wear shoes signs at places."

i_lost_it_again

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I'm also a huge fan of horror, and I can take bloody carnage, and everything having to do with the supernatural.

However, there is ONE film I refuse to watch, and that's Human Centipede.

Seriously, why would anyone ever watch it? I don't have to see it to know it is gratuitous and made for shock value only.

I challenge anyone that might argue it has artistic integrity. And if they try to make me watch it to prove a point, I just might allow them the win if only to spare me from puking my guts out.

We don't talk about Bruno... and all of the other crazies in the family.

Maybe that is why that song struck such a chord... we can all relate to family secrets and family crazy.

Even though every generation has gotten a little more open and willing to discuss trauma, we still have a long way to go.

There is something to be said for not airing out all of the dirty laundry.

Everybody doesn't have to know private business.

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