Prohibiting people is a lot of work.
“Excuse me sir, is this your rat?”
The truth is that it’s a lot of work to enforce the rules at my library. So I try to pick my fights for where they might be effective. No one I’ve seen has brought their rat to the library, or their opossum, but yesterday someone was carrying around a dog.
“NO DOGS ALLOWED!” I screamed at the top of my lungs.
Some rules just need to be enforced!
Actually I did nothing. As long as their behavior was exemplary I’m not going to be The Law. But they’re already over the line, so one peep from that little rat, I mean dog, and I’ll step in.