b3ta.com qotw
You are not logged in. Login or Signup
Home » Question of the Week » Family codes and rituals » Post 309463 | Search
This is a question Family codes and rituals

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)
Pages: Latest, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, ... 1

« Go Back

Photos and doors
Now Stevie Wonder literally sings the praises of superstitions, my Grandma despite being sharp as a (knitting) needle, agnostic and generally fantastic has a few of her own we all must follow:

You must leave the house through whichever door you first entered. Not too much bother but a bit odd.

She refuses to have whole family photos taken - apparently they are bad luck and as soon as the image is developed we'll start dropping like flies. I have no idea where this came from, maybe from the John Goodman film 'King Ralph' when the entire British Royal family checks out during a photo shoot due to some dodgy wiring.

Three rings. When you've arrived home safely after visiting you've got to phone them and let it ring three times - GCHQ has nothing on this code system and there's the almost tangible pleasure of getting a free service from BT.

Still love her to bits.
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 14:54, 4 replies)
even as
a big scary tattooed thug of a 27 year old - i still give my gran 3 rings... she has this puppy face that pleasds and i cant say no...
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 14:59, closed)
a big scary tattooed thug of a 27 year old
Hope your gran never hears you calling her that.
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 16:48, closed)
John Goodman film starts a tradition?
I'm not sure if 'King Ralph' would be capable of starting a tradition. Unless it was a tradition of avoiding John Goodman films.
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 15:52, closed)
I know lots of families
that do the '3 rings' thing.

Back in the days when BT had the monopoly on telecommunications there was a bit in the front of the phone book saying that doing that was very naughty. Don't know why.
(, Fri 21 Nov 2008, 16:17, closed)

« Go Back

Pages: Latest, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, ... 1