If every rule has an exception, then why make rules at all? What utter nonsense and pseudologic. If a rule has an exception, then accept the circumstances surrounding the exception. Don’t simply elliminate the rule for an exception. It stands to reason that a rule was made for a purpose, therefore an exception should be a rarity and in the case of said rarity simply allow it. Let the rule remain resolute and ignore the modern fallacy of making the exception the rule.