We've all been perplexed, inconvenienced and sometimes hampered by the plethora of rules in France. My view is that the over-zealous setting of rules and procedures for EVERYTHING leaves everyone hemmed into a corner in pretty much every aspect of life. Even the French are frustrated by it at times.
So accustomed people are of being subject to laws, rules and regs on everything, that sometimes, people even abide by rules that don't exist! It's as if they seek comfort in a life that's clearly mapped out at every stage. Crikey, that's certainly not me, LOL!
The other day, I'd just submitted the proof to my french husband that I don't need to change the number plates on the overpriced and oversized car that he just more or less made me buy. It's not, contrary to popular belief, compulsory to change the département number on the plates to the one where you live if the reg number is under the new system, in which the number remains the same when the car changes ownership - like in the UK. This need to "prove" I didn't need to abide by an imaginary rule got me thinking.
Because so many rules (or presumed rules) seem, to me, at any rate, to serve no purpose other than to give comfort to those who like being told what to do at every turn (! not me!) - or even to prop up local businesses (manufacturers of number plates, for example), why not go one better and make up some of our own! Just for the fun of seeing who'll believe them! Because people around here will believe anything!
So I invite you to submit your silly rules below, outlining, if you wish, which bogus organisation (real or imagined) or local "product" or "service" would be either created or propped up under your "projet de loi". (tee hee).
Please find my first idea below.