There are a lot of stupid rules in our culture. I have learned that in other cultures, people don't get so uptight about things that folks in the U.S. consider "dangerous"... or whatever they think.
"You are not allowed to sit here."
"You can't touch that."
"No children are allowed."
"You can't park your car that way."
Is it because we are sue-happy in our culture? Whatever it is, it annoys me.