So over the past few months, I have gone into a couple of museums to see some different exhibitions. These were exhibits more based around learning or family-type things, not walls of paintings or works of art. After spending some time in these settings, it really becomes apparent either how ignorant so many people are, or how much they just don't care about following any sort of rule. On one occasion, a mother and father were telling their daughter to stand right next to en exhibit case so they could take multiple pictures of her with the artifact, with flash. All over the place were signs saying "NO PHOTOGRAPHY". In fact, I think there was one of the signs in their picture. Today, I was in a museum with a bunch of displays related to dinosaurs. One of the displays was a large (4'x12' maybe) replica of dinosaur footprints in the ground. This guy proceeds to walk onto it, and sit in one of the footprints, then get up and go to another one and lay down...ON THE DISPLAY. On an exhibit I used to work on, we would find bubble gum pressed into the bottom of exhibit cases. That's not just gross, it's completely unimaginable. In a non-museum setting, while walking in an enclosed skybridge between two buildings, with signs saying "No Smoking except in designated areas!", a guy I used to work with used this logic: "Well, I don't see a sign that says where a designated area is, so by law I am allowed to smoke anywhere", and he proceeded to light up. I could go on and on and on with examples. But I just have to know how many people think that this sort of behavior is normal or acceptable. I am starting to see it so much, it's almost commonplace. I almost hate going anywhere these days because I'm usually surrounded by people who just do not know how to behave (don't even get me started on trying to go to a movie!), and it drives me to the point of anger. Thoughts?? Things you have seen?