Poker Grump wrote a post today about players speaking up about rules while at the table. It's a good read as his posts always are. It reminded me about an incident that happened last month At Caesar's Atlantic City. We were playing at a 1-2 NL table and I was the big blind. The UTG+1 player raised it to 7 and a MP player raised to 10 dollars. Everyone folded to me and I asked if the amount was correct. I maintained that it should be to 12 and after thinking about it the dealer agreed. So far it doesn't sound like I was out of line, but the thing is I had already looked at my cards and had 36o. There's no way I was continuing the hand, so although I'm technically in the hand, from a practical perspective I probably should have just kept my mouth shut. I felt bad about it and apologized to the raiser. It turned out the raiser had AA, so she wasn't terribly upset. I'd actually describe her as eager to throw more money in the pot. Regardless, I still feel like since I the amount didn't truly matter to me I should have kept my mouth shut.
So given that, you can probably guess that I absolutely believe that the busybody in Poker Grump's post should have kept his mouth shut. It never occurred to me that this could be considered angle shooting or cheating, but I guess it could. I don't see it that way though. The way it turned out is probably the best outcome, but it wouldn't have been cheating either way.