There could be a never-ending thread about the lunacy in government and the logic they use and the rules and laws that result.
Some years back, apparently California (don't know if it was state, county or city) had dueling ordinances on the books. Hotels had to be equipped with ashtrays, and hotels had to be non-smoking.
So the room was equipped with two glass ashtrays with the 4" round sticker with the circle and slash going through a cigarette to indicate "no smoking."
(and I know ignorance is no excuse)
Following hurricane Isabelle, we had lots of downed tree limbs. Piled them up at the curb for collection. Piles were pretty massive, so I broke them down into manageable sized mounds (about three by two by two) to make it easier for the guys collecting. They picked up only two of them. Turns out the city ordinance allows you to have piles up to four by four by four – which I would not quite have had if I just left them mounded together. So, as the city was cleaning up for the next several weeks, it was another two weeks before they came back through the neighborhood to collect. My piles were larger then.
When I called the city the day of the collection, their response as to why that rule wasn't put out on radio and TV as obviously most folks didn't know that, and most of the time it isn't an issue, unless a hurricane or very large nor'easter comes through and her response was "well, it is on our website…" missing entirely that at that point in time, most of the city and surrounding region was without electrical power to use their computers to look it up, even if they knew that it was there to be found.