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Talking with a friend yesterday about school dinners, she suddenly said, "We had to march into the dining room behind the School Band... except on Thursdays." Since all of us were now staring, she qualified this with, "...on Thursdays there was no wind section. It was a tradition."

What weird stuff have you been made to do "because it's a tradition."

(, Thu 28 Jul 2005, 11:11)
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For the love of Satan
A few years back, when I lived elsewhere, the journey home from the pub passed right by the local church and vicarage.

It rapidly became a tradition to sing "We love you Satan, we do" football chant stylee as we walked past the vicarage after a few drinkies.

Sadly I now live elsewhere and the pub is now full of chav. There is probably a lesson in there somewhere too...
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 10:01, Reply)
A quick one..... quite literally usually!
Not sure if this is a tradition or not (probably just a habit actually).

Anyway, it's a 'personal tradition' that I try to sleep with all my mates sisters (at least once)..... although other than the danger element I'm not sure what it is about them that started this.

Well there we go, my mates have realised this now and put as many barriers in my way as possible.... rumours about infections and girlfriends (well that one is true actually) all of which I see as more of a challenge than anything else!

Well..... back to the chase in hand (wish me luck people!!).

Ps. My personal favorite is when I can tell a mate how I changed at Baker Street with his sister (if you knwo what I mean)...... the sprint afterwards is good for me though!

(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 9:51, Reply)
My tradition...
...Any time I hear any sort of car horn I always say 'oops, scuse me' which causes my better half to giggle.

Oh and every time we drive down this one road in Wigan I always say 'Nice houses round here'
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 9:04, Reply)
I feel the need the need for speed(ing)
and tailgating everyperson with a "BACK OFF! I stick to the speed limit" bumper stickers (except in built up areas with pedestrians and schools and such, that would be irresponcible)

Self rightious driving at 2mph under the limmit gimps!
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 8:57, Reply)
Hey Jokl...
If you don't sit down until the whistle, surely you'd get in people's way?
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 6:32, Reply)
when at a football match
i never sit down until the ref has blown his whistle for kick off
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 2:19, Reply)
Speaking of electric doors...
...when I approach the sliding doors at the grocery store, I make a parting motion with my hands and chant, "Sim sim salabim!"

And only people over the age of forty laugh.
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 1:41, Reply)
I'm playing the Game
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 1:08, Reply)
Eye of the Tiger
Every time I hear Eye of the Tiger.. on the radio, in the car, in the mall, whatever, I HAVE to prance around and pretend to punch things like I'm training for a big boxing match like that guy in that Rocky movie or whatever, even though I've not even seen it. I have a few friends who will join me. We were once all spread out by this restaurant and it came on the speakers. We all jumped up from our benches all over the place. It looked like a bag musical where everyone knows the moves. I kind of feel bad for the people just sitting there like, "WTF?"
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 0:44, Reply)
a pinch and a punch for the first of the month
white rabbits
white rabbits
white rabbits

(i win)
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 0:43, Reply)
more on christmas
today, my mum, ten friends and i celebrated christmas. we had egg nog, turkey, crackers; even santa came and brought us all presents. it's tradition that we enjoy christmas out of season, although the exact date changes each year. it's much more fun than christmas on december 25th too, cos there's none of that family-based stress...
(, Mon 1 Aug 2005, 0:15, Reply)
I think the wierdest family tradition in my family is
sitting down at christmas and having dinner together, without a TV in front of us...

This always ends with my sister screaming and running off upstairs in a strop "OH MY GOD YOU ARE SO ANNOYING! *belm* I HATE THIS FAMILY!!"

I giggle, my parents frown, everyone's happy. Aside from that, I'm not much into tradition.

(edit: I'd like to blame Emma for making me think of christmas)
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 22:48, Reply)
Still believing in Father Christmas
at 21.
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 22:30, Reply)
new year
I don't know if this is weird but I know of nobody else who does this. We always had new year parties (comprising of Gimme Hope Joanna, Status Quo, a bit of KC give it up and alcohol) and at midnight Mum would open the back door..close it and then open the front door ringing a bell. Said she was letting the new year in or something.
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 22:27, Reply)
stevierar, you only gone and reminded me of another...
Full car, roundabout approaching, someone starts singing:
"Here we go round the roundabout, roundabout, roundabout,
Here we go round the roundabout, Tra-lala-lala!"
This then repeats.
As the song is sung, you are not allowed to take the exit you wish to take off the roundabout unless you are at the tra-lala-lala part...
Means you can sometimes end up going round the roundabout (the roundabout, roundabout) 5 times or more.
Thank god we've never done this in swindon, we'd prolly still be there now...
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 22:02, Reply)
Interesting theory Rogerzilla
...cos I always beleived eating crisps in such a manner was, in fact, unlucky.
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 21:36, Reply)
I always open the bottom of the packet and eat them upside-down. For some reason I think this is lucky.
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 21:18, Reply)
More coal.
You know that tradition of bringing coal in on the first day of the new year? Mrs Dickus has interpreted this to mean 'just after midnight', and so every year I get booted out into the freezing cold, watch the fireworks and then come back carrying said piece of coal. I even have to knock to get back into my own house!

It's always the same piece of coal as well - I'm sure that means it doesn't count. Oh, and 10p as well for some reason.

For the record, either Peugeot 306 owners don't wave to each other, or everyone's just ignoring me.
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 20:54, Reply)
at my old school in cambridge...
the head boy is allowed to graze his goat on the school playing fields.

oh, and prefects like my good self were allowed to do unspeakable things to the new boys... ahem...
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 20:15, Reply)
there is a wigan tradition
of people dressing up to go round town on boxing day

for some reason EVERYONE* does this. its bizarre, no where else does this, apparently it started in the early 70's and more and more people thought it'd be funny

*READ:90% of wigan on 1 street, its odd as fuck
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 18:28, Reply)
Whenever something in the kitchen falls to the floor, I just have to shout "miaowwwww!" in such a way as to indicate the cat was under whatever fell.

Except .. we don't have a cat. Ahem.

As for waving .. well, I always wave to the Army. Just can't help it, its got to be done.
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 17:55, Reply)
I have a tradition of openly grumbling
whenever I see/hear anyone using the word "gotten"
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 17:24, Reply)
cinema habits
I fall victim to cinema tradition as well, and always have to shout "LIGHTS ARE DIMMING!" when they turn the house lights down (from Looney Toons Summer Vacation too - they used to have a member of staff shout it in the days of old to stop old ladies fainting when the room suddenly went dark).

And I always have to dance around in my chair to the Pearl & Dean ident music.

And I ALWAYS have to have a massive hot dog dripping in mustard. Okay, that last one's more gluttony than tradition, I'll grant.

I've gotten myself out of the habit of watching ALL of the credits, 'cos Ms Hairy used to get bored.
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 16:57, Reply)
On the way back to mine after pub/mid-night-asda-raid
we have to go around this little deserted roundabout, and it started when one of us yelled "TWICE!!" so we went round twice.

This number increased every visit home, we got to about 18 before our DESINATED DRIVER complained that the right-turning-edge of his tyres were being destroyed. But we still yell out the next number when we pass in hope!

edit: I guess Midnight-asda-raids are a tradition aswell.
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 16:36, Reply)
Pearl and Dean
Whenever we go to the cinema, my sister and I have to do a jiggly sort of dance in our seat to the Pearl & Dean music, shouting RAH! very loudly at the end of the music. We think it's hysterical but it embarrasses the shit out of everyone/anyone we're with! :D
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 16:10, Reply)
i can't help it...
but when i enter and leave work, i always, without fail, do the jedi hand movement just as i approach the electric doors... sad i know but i can't help it :(

also, if i'm ever driving round leeds, and there's a bump in the road, i can't help saying "worst road in leeds!", or if waiting at a junction for ages "worst junction in leeds!"

some people actually believe me, but now all my mates say it too :)
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 16:08, Reply)
In the car
Whenever i am in the car, with anyone really. It has always been tradition to hold your breath all the way through the saltash tunnel. Now, for thoose of you who dont know this is a very very very long tunnel that leads to the tamar bridge. Needles to say when the traffic is busy many a number of people have nearly passed out
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 15:53, Reply)
my sister and I
have to watch telly with the subtitles on, and whenever they describe a noise ('he sings badly' or 'door slams' etc.) we have to read them out or make the noise. Don't know how or why it started, but it's hard to stop. We also like to wath Neighbours muted, and read out the characters' lines from the subtitles.
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 11:58, Reply)
I do the Beetle thing, say the colour then dig the nearest person. Good for long car journeys

Also, if anyone drops summat, bangs into something, or makes a loud noise doing basically anything, I cant help but shout "Bosh!" straight after.

Im sick of seeing the word Loogabarooga, I want to hurt myself when one of u dicks types it, its not even the slightest bit funny the 1st time
(, Sun 31 Jul 2005, 10:35, Reply)

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