When faced with a decision, facts lineup on both sides. Your gut feeling sometimes interferes by pushing you in one direction but more often than not you are stuck in the middle needing to make a choice. A day of work is a sequence of these moments. A career is an infinite repetition of this.
Determinism is appeasing. Having a clear path to resolve decision points is equivalent to voiding them. The result is a gain of efficiency because making decisions takes time and is demanding.
We have rules, best practices, conventions, and standards about everything. Exceptions are the bulky annoyances. Exceptions grow from seeds of uncertainty watered by optimistic perfectionism.
Instead of keeping track of exceptions why not ignore them in some cases? A rule without exception is a best friend. It helps you when you need it without a burden. Absolute rules are simple.
But "we" are different, you say! Of course, you are different. Step back. Is your difference worth the cost of your exceptions? Because at the end of the day, "WE" run a business. Informing of the merits will go a long way in striving toward absolutes.