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Freddy Woo writes, "as a child we used to have a 'whoever cuts doesn't choose the slice' rule with cake. It worked brilliantly, but it's left me completely anal about dividing up food - my wife just takes the piss as I ritually compare all the slice sizes."

What codes and rituals does your family have?

(, Thu 20 Nov 2008, 18:05)
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Cutting Cake
Me and my sister used to do the 'One cuts, the other chooses' thing with cake and choccy bars and things.

The trick is to do the cutting out of sight, and take a chunk out of the middle and stuff it down *before* going back to the dining room with the two, equal, remaining slices.

I only got caught out because my I left the wrapper on a Mars bar once when I cut it, and my Sister noticed that it now only said 'Mrs' when it was put back together.

I was a mean child.

Something I can't get out of even now is a little ritual when it comes to eating boiled eggs. The *instant* the egg is finished, the spoon has to be put through the bottom of the shell to 'Stop the witches using them as cauldrons and flying about in them'

It's automatic.
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 10:26, 5 replies)
I was looked at strangely...
...when letting the witch out. Nowadays, I tend to bash the egg until the witch is well and truly dead.

Damn witches.
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 10:37, closed)
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 11:25, closed)
Cakes and the like
Cut it out of sight as you say but when i used to bring it back into the room I used to put finger in mouth and wipe spit on the larger piece (make sure brother can see this and not parents !)thus helping my younger brother out as was easier for him to choose.
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 14:39, closed)
Eggs and witches
I had to beat the crap out of eggshells to stop the witches sailing to sea in them and sinking ships. It's a habit that dies hard ...
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 18:41, closed)
this did make me literally squeal. My mum does that and I know NOBODY else that does. We all thought she was insane. SHe was very pleased to hear that she is not the only one!
(, Sun 23 Nov 2008, 18:24, closed)

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