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My Peculiar Home Habits

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YoungerThanILook Mon 29-Jun-20 19:37:59

I think I must have spent too long by myself in lockdown because I am starting to notice things like I have a favourite hob (bottom left), double light switches have to be facing the same way and I really don't like towels overlapping each other on the rail!

Is it just me? Surely I can’t be the only one with these strange idiosyncrasies? 😊

GreenGran78 Thu 02-Jul-20 00:22:31

hollysteers. I’m O Rh. Egative too. I have been sitting here, desperately trying to think of anything that I do which fits in with all you —crazies— unusual ladies.
I can’t think of one thing that fits the pattern. I don’t count things, check things, pattern things, talk to things (except the odd swear word when the don’t work) No strict ways of doing things. Maybe I’m the strange one!

FarNorth Thu 02-Jul-20 00:33:54

I've developed a silly walk when going in and out of the bedroom, as I noticed the carpet is starting to look worn in the doorway so I need to step on the less worn bits.

DanniRae Mon 06-Jul-20 08:28:24

FarNorth - smile

I realised this morning, when eating my toast, that I prefer the top half of the slice of bread and save that till last - I imagine that it tastes better! Ok I hold my hands up I am totally crazy.......confused

Witzend Mon 06-Jul-20 09:34:12

I’ve got depressing pants too, @Jane10. Was only thinking yesterday that M&S pants last far too long, so no excuse for the frugal-minded to chuck them and go mad with nice new 6 packs.

Jane10 Mon 06-Jul-20 12:26:49

It was an M&S 6 pack that sneakily introduced the depressing pants into my life. 4 lovely pais in Nice colours and designs and, hidden behind them, 2 ugly, pink, old lady ones. They're going to last forever too. Och!

Jane10 Mon 06-Jul-20 12:28:12

Sigh. Pairs in nice colours. My tablet had to go all French when talking pants!

Sussexborn Mon 06-Jul-20 13:26:33

GreenGran perhaps you should start worrying that you don’t worry enough.

I do quite a lot of things that have been mentioned not really realising they were foibles. I have a favourite china mug that I only use at Christmas - it’s not a Christmas design so not sure why. I wouldn’t ever put it in the dishwasher as that would be mean.

My SIL gets through several bottles of bleach every week, hoovers at least twice a day, washes curtains weekly etc but has no specific kitchen cupboards. When drying up dishes for her I was told to just put things away wherever I found a space. My brain just couldn’t compute so I piled everything up on the worktop. She does a lot of cooking so presumably spends ages searching for whatever she requires. It’s her who is bonkers - not me.

DanniRae Mon 06-Jul-20 14:14:01

SIL? I read that at first as Son-in-Law! Third line down I read 'her' - then I realised it was Sister-in-Law confused

Sgilley Fri 10-Jul-20 17:06:52

No you sound a thoroughly rounded individual to me!

KerryS Fri 10-Jul-20 18:52:22

.... and does anyone else find that husbands only do half a job? Mowing the lawn, but leaving the paths covered in grass cuttings, washing the dishes and leaving the sink full of suds and bits of food, making a cuppa and leaving puddles all over the tabletop, etc etc!!! Glad he does the jobs, but irritating nonetheless!! The kitchen sink thing is definitely a touchy subject. DH is now retired, I'm not, so now I find I come through the door, no matter how tired or hungry, or anything, I am, and my first port of call is always the sink, to give it a good clean. He will empty his tea dregs, splashing it all over my lovely white sink and doesn't rinse it off, which drives me to distraction!!! I'm afraid I also do a lot of the things you've all mentioned - glad it's not only me! We must all be little weirdos!!!! Hanging socks on the line in correct pairs and taking everything off the line in a certain order. My DH is lovely and great round the house, but I do struggle sometimes and have to bite my tongue, or wait for him to leave the room and redo things properly!!! I'm an 'if a job's worth doing......' sort of person, and he's a 'that'll do' type!!

Aldom Sun 12-Jul-20 13:41:40

DanniRae I also save the rounded side of a slice of bread till last. It's my favourite and I think it tastes better. My father died young, not many memories of him, but I do remember he saved the round slice till last!

DanniRae Sun 12-Jul-20 20:05:17

Aldom - good to know I am not alone in this!

Jane10 Mon 13-Jul-20 10:31:07

Obviously the rounded end is best! Yum