Thank you for your response cavac. The use case is pretty much what I stated in the OP. I would add that this change would prevent others from inadvertently making the same mistake I made and finding themselves in the same quandary. This has made me a little gun-shy about exploring other areas of the Monastery and wondering what other unpleasant surprises may await me.
"It's not how hard you work, it's how much you get done."