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    Default Household laws about boxes of biscuits

    When I was little there was a law that you couldn't take from the second layer until all the biscuits from the first layer were eaten.

    Now i'm a grown up that law has been revoked. Being grown up does have it's plus points

    At work today we got 3 bags of sweets in packets to share between 8 of us, a bag of wine gums, a bag of some hard sweets and a bag of jelly babies. All these bags were passed round at the same time. When I got them the wine gums were the only packet open so I got my scissors and went to open the jelly babies and the bloke I sit next to said 'you can't open them till the wine gums have been eaten '

    Then, a convo started about laws and rituals and a woman who I work with said that when they get boxes of biscuits her husband takes control and they're only able to eat them after dinner and he PASSES then four each. They don't choose their own, he PASSES them

    Do you have any anal bonkers rules like that?

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    I don't have a rule like that, but my auntie used to hide the pringles (and other 'snacks') in a walk in cupboard behind the couch. No-one was allowed to ever go into this cupboard - just her.

    She has three kids and after their tea they'd line up at the couch and wait for a pringle. She'd go into the cupboard, fetch the pringles and pop one solitary pringle in each of their mouths. I used to think that was tight, even as a kid, but it didn't stop when they got to be adults.

    My three cousins were all working and paying board, but they still had to line up after their tea for their single pringle right into their twenties!

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    A pringle?!


    I'd be buying my own

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    I don't think think they could afford their own - they had to tip up most of their wages as soon as they started working.

    If her husband decided he'd like a pringle, he'd have to line up as well. If they missed out on the pringle ration, they didn't get another chance until the exact same time the following day when the cupboard door got opened.

    I've been there with my mum when she's done it, but we were never offered a pringle ( It still hurts ). Extra mouths to feed just weren't in her pringle budget.

    She wasn't poor or anything. She was just very careful with money. I don't know what else was in that cupboard because she'd just slip through the crack of the door and come out with the pringles.

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    I love hearing about household rituals, the more bizarre the better.

    I'm going to have to invent a few here so that the lad can look back and laugh about us

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    I don't think we had any while I was growing up. There'd be about five packets of biscuits open at once and every flavour of pop 'tried' when the pop man delivered it every week. My mum used to get annoyed and try to only have one open at a time, but it just didn't happen.

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    Make the lad play soggy biscuit. He'll look back and laugh about that.

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    Default Re: Household laws about boxes of biscuits

    No bonkers rules per se. I just make sure I get the bourbons

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayus View Post
    Make the lad play soggy biscuit. He'll look back and laugh about that.

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    He might like it.

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