On Sunday, November 1st, a new NYS seat belt law went into effect. It is now illegal for anyone to sit in the back seat of a vehicle with a seat belt on. Before that, if you were over the age of 16, you didn't have to.

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I always thought it was a good idea to buckle up and I'll be honest with you, I thought it had been a law for a long time. It got me to thinking about other things that feel like laws but aren't.

Traci and I had a conversation about this a few weeks ago that had to do with eating a snack or opening a drink before you actually paid for it. I remember when my daughter, Tara was young, I would tell her that it was okay to munch on her snack while we waited to pay.

Even then, she would wait until it was actually paid for and Traci agreed with my daughter. According to them, that's the right thing to do even if it isn't against the law. Here's another thing that feels illegal but isn't.

If I have to use the Mini-Mart bathroom, I feel like I should have to buy something. So I always will get something but because I don't want to break Tara's and Traci's faux paus law, I won't eat it while waiting in the line.

Since we are on a store theme, how about this one. I'm at the Mini-Mart and I realize that I have brought something in my pocket that they also sell there. Do I leave the store and put it back in the car or do I just walk around and try not to look guilty?

It wasn't intentional but it does feel wrong and yes these are things that I think about while in the store. First world problems are wonderful especially with everything that's going on around us.

What is something that is legal but FEELS illegal when you do it?

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