Rules may be a pain in the butt to follow, but they seem to help things like school and workplaces run more effectively. And without them, the world would most likely descend into chaos. But not all rules are good rules. And sometimes, a rule has the exact opposite outcome as intended, creating chaos instead of controlling it.
Someone asked Reddit: "What is one rule that was implemented at your school or work that backfired horribly?"
1.) From julia_noelle95:
My senior year of high school we got moved into a new school building across from a grocery store. The builders put walls up over the plumbing for water fountains by accident so there was a huge increase in reusable water bottles, and the school put up a vending machine entirely full of water.
This was in Washington state, where you can sell liquor in grocery stores along with anything else. SO some freshman got the bright idea to start stealing vodka from the store access the street, fill disposable water bottles with it, and sell it to other students. This caused a huge problem with a large population of drunk underclassmen wandering the halls of the school and getting into trouble.