evaunitross wrote:Justiner, hon...I know its illegal. That isn't the point of this post. Smoking pot outside anywhere is illegal. Crossing the street diagonally across an intersection is also illegal. Lets see if you can find a denver post article on that.
OK, so we're on the same page about that. And I agree with you with the opinion that we all break rules. I'd take it a step further and say that's impossible that we can't all follow every rule, all the time.
But I don't have much sympathy, if you're caught breaking a rule, and someone's pissed off at you. And that was your initial question: were they out of line? My opinion may be that they're not.
Let's take your jaywalking example, whoever bizarre that is to use: say someone jaywalks, and almost gets hit by a car. Is the driver of the car in the right to tell this person, loudly, and with flowerly language, how much they do not appreciate them jaywalking?
The best thing may be, if you do not like rules, is to make a case to change them. Some rules are good ideas though. For a place like The Boulder Mountain Parks, rules are in place so all that want to, may enjoy it. It's a busy place, near a city. Perhaps a strict ban on smoking, fires, etc, is a good idea, no matter if you do not agree, and no matter if you decide to break it - the whole extended area is in the midst of a pretty bad drought. I'm not looking forward to having a front seat on the s**t is on Fire Show.