WHY ?

WHAT?

IF....THEN

Rules - prescribed guides for conduct or action  

   Literal transulation (written before)     Common meaning (directions for how you are to behave)

          Once upon a time there was a pizza place nearby a high school.  Since the students had the privilege of leaving the school's campus for lunch; there were students (alot of them) and with that the awesome responsibility to keep order in the establishment.  When the LAND OF ZA first opened there were pinball machines, computer games, lounging chairs with moveable tables and cigarette smoking.  The volume of sales was very low, but the amount of students coming in during lunch was great  (not to eat but to play games and meet up with their friends).   These activities created a competition for seats.  Turmoil ensued.   Expenses outweighed the income, etc. Something had to change....
SO......  out the door went the games, comfortable chairs, moveable tables and cigarette smoking..... 
                       THEN ......    

   In 1990 at the beginning of the school year  this set of rules called  ZA laws were posted ....

               

ZA LAWS   ( paraphrasing the  Beverly Hillbillies theme song and adding a touch of humor)

 

1    THOSE OF YOU who buy and eat here get a place for their seat here 
BUTT THAT IS! 
2    THOSE OF YOU who borrow money do that at the bank for if you do it here you will surely walk the plank.
    SENT OUT THAT IS!
3    THOU SHALT NOT in ZA do beg or a foot you will meet at the end of my leg 
KICKED OUT THAT IS!
4    THOU SHALT NOT use language profane or respect from the WUZ you will not attain.
 SWEAR THAT IS !
5    THOU SHALT NOT put feet or foot an a chair or table for a slob will be your label.
 BUM THAT IS! 
6    THOU SHALT NOT put butt on table or lap or from ZA you'll get some crap.
 SCOLDED THAT IS!
7    THOU SHALT NOT bother others while they are eating or time with us will be fleeting.  
  SHORT THAT IS!
8    THOU SHALT NOT share food for a chair because seats in here will become too rare.  
9    THOU SHALT NOT borrow food or property with or without permission for honesty is our mission. 
STEAL THAT IS!
10  IF weed or drugs on you is perceived food from the ZA will not be received.
    ASKED TO LEAVE THAT IS!
If you obey this list so small this year at ZA will be a ball!!!
    This explanation was posted with these rules
 .      .       .   
 
        The rules are placed on the walls to make it possible to keep order in here and provide a safe place to dine.  It is necessary from time to time to emphasize the rules.  Disobedience to them is grounds for dismissal, divorced, exclusion.  Over the years I have found that instituting certain rules will keep order and have a positive effect on behavior.   If anyone disputes the rules he still must follow them. 

        If he can adjust the rules to accommodate his behavior, the rules lose their effectiveness.  When the rules change, I mean accommodation happens, it causes a breakdown in behavior.  In order to emphasize the cause of the breakdown, we will broadcast (point out) the behavior that was the reason for the discipline.  This will be done so we can re-establish the rules and have the original harmony.       

It is NOT for embarrassment!!

These laws were the turning point that made THE LAND OF ZA a pleasant and profitable venture.

 Edmund Burke   "When ancient opinions and rules of life are taken away, the loss cannot possibly be estimated. From that moment, we have no compass to govern us, nor can we know distinctly to what port to steer."