This mornings discussion somehow was about rules and my DH says: “We are Americans-we bend the rules.” I asked him how does someone know if they are breaking the rules vs. bending them. He answers: ” It is the intention. If your intention is to do good, then you are bending the rules. Anything else is breaking the rules.”
So instead of hating on someone for “breaking your rules”, maybe you should see the big picture from their point of view. They might not be bending the rules for their own selfish reasons but because they truly believe in something passionately. As long as no one is hurt.