How We Follow Orders
How do you respond to direction that you perceive as nonsensical?
Do you fight it tooth and nail and refuse to follow the command because it is illogical or do you follow the order and do what was asked?
99.9% of the time, I follow the order because I understand that the issue at hand is insignificant and that it is not worth my time to get upset about it. For example, if a boss told me, "I want you to change the text of your report to 72 pt. Wingdings purple font.", I would simply respond "ok" and then turn in my new purple report.
It precisely this aspect of my character, however, which causes a number of people I know to shake their heads, as if in digust. They just cannot bring themselves to do something when they feel that it has no logical basis, it bothers them when they hear me say say "ok" and not fume and attempt to fight a new order that they take umbrage with.
Reflecting on this phenomenon, I concluded that it is easier for me to do this than a non-Jewish co-worker because I am accustomed to perform mitzvos even if I don't understand them. It does not make any difference whether I understand or "agree" with a particular mitzva, I am commanded to do them and any bit of argumentation on my part can never change the fact that the obligation on me remains.