Laws and rules are there for a reason, marks of orderly and successful societies that serve to keep us from descending into anarchy. However, some rules are just stupid and unnecessary. Smart and enterprising people know this, and refuse to bow to an unjust system.

And so they must find creative ways to bend the rules, free themselves from the shackles of oppression and get a taste of glorious freedom! We here at Bored Panda have compiled a list of some of the best examples of this, times when people refused to lay down and decided to go their own way instead. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don't forget to vote for your faves!

#1 Boys Wear Skirts On A Hot Day To School In Protest At Being Told They Were Not Allowed To Wear Shorts

Boys Wear Skirts On A Hot Day To School In Protest At Being Told They Were Not Allowed To Wear Shorts

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Alia G. 7 months ago

Skirts ARE very comfortable. These guys are awesome!

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#2 Music Festival In 90 Degree Weather Wouldn't Allow Vendors To Sell Beverages

Music Festival In 90 Degree Weather Wouldn't Allow Vendors To Sell Beverages

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criminalgirl 7 months ago

Now that is thinking.

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#3 Food Isn't Allowed In The Living Room. His Tablet Isn't Allowed In The Kitchen. He Beat The System. I Quit

Food Isn't Allowed In The Living Room. His Tablet Isn't Allowed In The Kitchen. He Beat The System. I Quit

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ukoms 7 months ago

This is how you begin to understand that kids always think outside the box, and in most of the cases "growing up" is actually learning to think inside the box. So, cheer up :)

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#4 Please Cover Yourself

Please Cover Yourself

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BusLady 7 months ago

Baby's wondering "Where did Mommy go?"

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#5 Women Are Not Allowed To Attend Soccer Matches In Iran. 5 Girls Sneak In Azadi Stadium In Disguise To Celebrate Persepolis Championship In Iran's Persian Gulf Pro League

Women Are Not Allowed To Attend Soccer Matches In Iran. 5 Girls Sneak In Azadi Stadium In Disguise To Celebrate Persepolis Championship In Iran's Persian Gulf Pro League

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Akucdota 7 months ago

So sad that they even have to do it.

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#6 My Friend Goes To A School That Doesn't Allow The Opposite Sex In Their Respective Dorms, So This Is Movie Night

My Friend Goes To A School That Doesn't Allow The Opposite Sex In Their Respective Dorms, So This Is Movie Night

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Chyppa Homer 7 months ago

Netflix and chill takes on a whole new meaning in the winter :D

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#7 Dogs Are Not Allowed On NYC Subway Unless They’re In A Carrier. So This Happened

Dogs Are Not Allowed On NYC Subway Unless They’re In A Carrier. So This Happened

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Ruby & Meem 7 months ago

Haha! Nice one. If that was me, I would be changing shoulders constantly. Got to be at least 10kg that dog.

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#8 You Are To Assume The Role Of A Chinese Immigrant In 1870

You Are To Assume The Role Of A Chinese Immigrant In 1870

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Nor Atiqah 7 months ago

Taken from another site. "My life here is very bad. The working circumstances are horrible and the advantages are few. But do not worry, each day there are only about ten people who are badly injured and I am very careful. We have opened a small store, and business isn’t bad. Although English is still mostly incomprehensible (to me), I can understand what these white people say. Hoping that we are successful! I will work hard here and take care of my health. Are you (plural: 你們) well? Miss you very much, and hope that we will see each other again."

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#9 A Mayor In Brazil Prohibited Bar Owners From Setting Tables On The Sidewalk. Here's Their Solution

A Mayor In Brazil Prohibited Bar Owners From Setting Tables On The Sidewalk. Here's Their Solution

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Hope Floats 7 months ago

Well they're not on the sidewalk! Brilliant! ( Though there may be some issues once the alcohol kicks in,getting on and off that lorry!)

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#10 Camp Requires Kids To Write A Letter Home After The First Week

Camp Requires Kids To Write A Letter Home After The First Week

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Nadine 7 months ago

LoL savage kid.

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#11 So There’s A Rule Against Pumpkins In My Dorm But It Doesn’t Say Anything About Pineapples

So There’s A Rule Against Pumpkins In My Dorm But It Doesn’t Say Anything About Pineapples

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Joaika 7 months ago

This is gonna make the room smell so good.

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#12 My School Requires A Full Suit And Tie Dress Code. However A Coat Is Allowed In The Winter

My School Requires A Full Suit And Tie Dress Code. However A Coat Is Allowed In The Winter

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stellermatt 7 months ago

unbearleavable

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#13 This Sex Ed Teacher Couldn’t Demonstrate Proper Condom Use, So He Talked About Socks Instead

This Sex Ed Teacher Couldn’t Demonstrate Proper Condom Use, So He Talked About Socks Instead

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Hope Floats 7 months ago

Great thinking teacher,but isn't the whole point of 'sex education ' to show the 'proper use of a condom?? '

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#14 I Told My Boyfriend The New Puppy Wasn't Allowed In The Bed

I Told My Boyfriend The New Puppy Wasn't Allowed In The Bed

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Kiahna 7 months ago

I want to flop his ear over...

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#15 Fan Got A 1 Year Ban From The Stadium So Decides To Rent A Crane To Watch The Game

Fan Got A 1 Year Ban From The Stadium So Decides To Rent A Crane To Watch The Game

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Me 7 months ago

Why did he get the ban?

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#16 Only Allowed A Single Page Formula Sheet? Challenge Accepted

Only Allowed A Single Page Formula Sheet? Challenge Accepted

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GlassOfWater 7 months ago

Someone in my class wrote a whole page in blue pen then wrote over the top in red pen. How did he read it? He'd brought those 3D glasses with one red and one blue lens! He'd switch between the lens to read each colour. Pure genius. The best part? The teacher allowed it!

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#17 A Class Of Students Were Required To Pick A Marvel Character To Embody Within A Resume And Cover Letter. This Is What One Student Handed In

A Class Of Students Were Required To Pick A Marvel Character To Embody Within A Resume And Cover Letter. This Is What One Student Handed In

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Poison Alchemist of Life 7 months ago

I'd like to see what the grade on this was

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#18 Mom Said The Only Thing I Was Allowed To Bring To Dinner Today Was Rolls

Mom Said The Only Thing I Was Allowed To Bring To Dinner Today Was Rolls

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Poison Alchemist of Life 7 months ago

Trolling like a champ

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#19 Not Allowed To Paint My Walls, So I Had To Get Creative

Not Allowed To Paint My Walls, So I Had To Get Creative

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J Maebe 7 months ago

If you put a fan on it, it would be like it is moving

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#20 I'm Healing From A Septoplasty Surgery, And Im Not Allowed To Wear Glasses As They Put Too Much Pressure On My Nose, So I Rigged Up A System

I'm Healing From A Septoplasty Surgery, And Im Not Allowed To Wear Glasses As They Put Too Much Pressure On My Nose, So I Rigged Up A System

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criminalgirl 7 months ago

I have terrible sinus problems and this would be just what I need now!

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#21 I Work In An Office Where Professional Attire Is Required. Little Do They Know

I Work In An Office Where Professional Attire Is Required. Little Do They Know

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stellermatt 7 months ago

when life socks, heel know what to do

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#22 New Job Required A Photo Of Myself In A Suit For Their Website. I Don't Own A Suit

New Job Required A Photo Of Myself In A Suit For Their Website. I Don't Own A Suit

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logical fallacy 7 months ago

Clever. On the other hand, better get your measurements for a suit; job that wants a pic of you in a suit probably wants you there in a suit too.

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#23 I'll Never Forget The Time That My Mom Installed This Lock In One Of Her Bathroom Drawers When I Was A Kid So She Could Hide My Phone Or Whatever Inside Of It When I Misbehaved. If Only She Thought Before She Installed It

I'll Never Forget The Time That My Mom Installed This Lock In One Of Her Bathroom Drawers When I Was A Kid So She Could Hide My Phone Or Whatever Inside Of It When I Misbehaved. If Only She Thought Before She Installed It

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BusLady 7 months ago

She should have put it on the top drawer. Wonder if she ever found out he found a way around it?

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#24 My University Doesn't Allow Review Sessions During Finals Week. This Was My Anatomy Professor's Response

My University Doesn't Allow Review Sessions During Finals Week. This Was My Anatomy Professor's Response

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Vancea Louisa 7 months ago

Awesome teacher

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#25 My Dad Went To Vegas For 5 Days And Put A Camera In The House But That Ain't Stoping Me

My Dad Went To Vegas For 5 Days And Put A Camera In The House But That Ain't Stoping Me

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BusLady 7 months ago

So what did the living room REALLY look like after 5 days?

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#26 Green Car Parking Only!

Green Car Parking Only!

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Magpie 7 months ago

This Australian is confused. What are "green cars" then please ?

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#27 Well, Rules Are Rules

Well, Rules Are Rules

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stellermatt 7 months ago

i know a pun about a bike wouldn't impress you, but a unicycle one wheel.

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#28 Not Exactly What I Had In Mind When I Told My Son It Was Too Nice Out To Play Games Inside

Not Exactly What I Had In Mind When I Told My Son It Was Too Nice Out To Play Games Inside

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Daria B 7 months ago

Well, it's... Basically just like reading a book under the sun.... Isn't it? ♥

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#29 Parking: Nailed It

Parking: Nailed It

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BusLady 7 months ago

That "No man's Land" in between.

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#30 Whenever I Park Illegally I Just Give Myself A Fake Ticket Before Somebody Else Does It For Me

Whenever I Park Illegally I Just Give Myself A Fake Ticket Before Somebody Else Does It For Me

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Bored Fox 7 months ago

Good idea but also a bad idea. In my country some people have died because some idiots have parked on illgal places and that has prevented ambulances, police and/or fire engines to go there. In most cases there is a good reason why parking is illegal at some places.

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#31 One Of Them Finally Cracked The Code

One Of Them Finally Cracked The Code

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#32 When No Drinks Are Allowed At The Pool

When No Drinks Are Allowed At The Pool

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Akinwale 7 months ago

What can i say? Humans will always be human

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#33 When You Get Told You Can Only Use One Side Of Piece Of Paper To Write Formulas For The Final

When You Get Told You Can Only Use One Side Of Piece Of Paper To Write Formulas For The Final

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Roald Andresen 7 months ago

Viva Möbius!

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#34 My Son's Response To The First Lady's New Ban On Selling Candy As A Fundraiser

My Son's Response To The First Lady's New Ban On Selling Candy As A Fundraiser

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BusLady 7 months ago

Smart kid.

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#35 Our Office Doesn't Let Us Adjust The Thermostat, But My Coworker Figured Out A Workaround When She's Cold

Our Office Doesn't Let Us Adjust The Thermostat, But My Coworker Figured Out A Workaround When She's Cold

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Soupcat 7 months ago

Evil !!! You can wear a sweater, i cant take off more clothes.

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#36 This Utah Bar Is Legally Required To Offer Food To Customers

This Utah Bar Is Legally Required To Offer Food To Customers

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Jerry Mathers 7 months ago

It's called the Zion Curtain. Here in Utah, Mormons hold most political offices. We have some of the craziest drinking laws in the US. In the 80's, bars were only allowed to serve beer and non-alcoholic mixers. You would go to the state run liquor store, buy your hard liquor and bring it to the bar. If you prefer shots, this was pretty economical as you just had to purchase 1 coke (or whatever) to drink there. Sometime in the late 80's or early 90's, they finally allowed liquor, but only in private clubs. Therefore to drink anything other than beer (and maybe wine), you had to buy an annual membership for each establishment you drank at. Of course n keeping with their "never let morality get in the way of a buck" mentality, when the Olympics came, they temporarily suspended these laws. Unless it has changed, besides the food thing, if a restaurant wants to serve liquor, the bar has to be hidden from view. Hence the Zion Curtain reference.

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#37 I Snuck In To A Volcom Release Party By Wearing A Grocery Store Receipt

I Snuck In To A Volcom Release Party By Wearing A Grocery Store Receipt

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Nadine 7 months ago

LOL An ex boyfriend of mine got the student discount at the Vatican museum by showing his Costco card.

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#38 Company's Policy: "All Beverages Must Be In A Cup With A Straw"... Too Amused To Argue With The Employee Loophole Discovered Tonight

Company's Policy: "All Beverages Must Be In A Cup With A Straw"... Too Amused To Argue With The Employee Loophole Discovered Tonight

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Miriam Brose 7 months ago

Well, the straw isn't even supposed to be in the can, since the policy says "with" I guess...

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#39 We Go To A School With A Uniform Policy That Requires A Belt. My Friend Forgot His Belt And Did This

We Go To A School With A Uniform Policy That Requires A Belt. My Friend Forgot His Belt And Did This

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Bored Fox 7 months ago

I used to work in a restaurant kitchen and because there was no washing machine the staff had to wash their working clothes at home. Some of the staff often forgot their belt at home so it was quite common to see someone using cling film as belt. I thought that it was funny but then also I once forgot my belt and I had to use cling film to prevent my pants falling.

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#40 My School Doesn't Allow The Opposite Sex In Their Respective Dorms, So This Is How Couples Hang Out

My School Doesn't Allow The Opposite Sex In Their Respective Dorms, So This Is How Couples Hang Out

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Chyppa Homer 7 months ago

They literally 'hang out' ...from, like, the window :D

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#41 Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

Future Lawyer? Was Told He Couldn't Go Outside

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Amanda Burkhart 7 months ago

I feel like this would be better with "he was told he couldn't step foot outside" 😂

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#42 I Promised My Husband I Wouldn’t Buy Plants For A Bit. Loophole Manipulated

I Promised My Husband I Wouldn’t Buy Plants For A Bit. Loophole Manipulated

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Dian Ella Lillie 7 months ago

Ha, crassula leaves, from which you can grow entire new plants!

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#43 Told Her She Couldn't Walk On Lawns To Pick Flowers. She Found A Loophole

Told Her She Couldn't Walk On Lawns To Pick Flowers. She Found A Loophole

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BobbyK 7 months ago

When we were MUCH younger and poorer, I did this with my wife when we lived in an apartment. We would go out late at nite flower picking. The "Rules" were simple : No stepping ONTO the property and Don't pick ALL the flowers, just every third/fourth one. We would roam the neighborhood until we had a nice size bouqet.

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#44 Shout Out To This Harlem Cafe Concealing Their B Rating

Shout Out To This Harlem Cafe Concealing Their B Rating

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Savant 7 months ago

Sneaky

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#45 Our Local Bar Is Required To Serve Food As Part Of Their Liquor License

Our Local Bar Is Required To Serve Food As Part Of Their Liquor License

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Savant 7 months ago

"including both weenie and bun, sans condiments."

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#46 Told My Son He Could Have One Bag Of Fruit Snacks. He Brings Me This. Little Guy Got Me In A Technicality

Told My Son He Could Have One Bag Of Fruit Snacks. He Brings Me This. Little Guy Got Me In A Technicality

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JillVille 7 months ago

Just for that, he deserves that second bag! What a smart kiddo!

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#47 This Is My Spot

This Is My Spot

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Laugh Fan 7 months ago

Oh what a 'great' idea - no-one could possibly need to park their car in a disabled car space. No, of course not.

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#48 The Town Won't Allow Them To Keep A Statue Near The Road, But They Can't Do Anything About A Flagpole

The Town Won't Allow Them To Keep A Statue Near The Road, But They Can't Do Anything About A Flagpole

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Simon Rushton 7 months ago

Should look after the flag better.

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