What's the most trivial thing you've been told you're doing "wrong"

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BruceAndNosh Mon 21-Jun-21 17:43:07

Apparently not using the entire individual hotel mini tub of marmalade to cover 2 slices of toast is "weird".
I like toast with a SMALL amount of marmalade - this makes me odd it seems

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BackforGood Mon 21-Jun-21 17:46:00

Not me, but I was shocked to see someone I know open a two finger kit kat and take a bite across both fingers, rather than snapping it into two separate fingers and eating one then the other.

Obviously, I had to clutch my pearls tightly.

Amdone123 Mon 21-Jun-21 17:47:29

We got a new mop bucket the other day, much to the excitement of my dh.
He showed me how to do it. ( I'm a cleaner).

Hawkins001 Mon 21-Jun-21 17:48:23

Not to sure off hand, but intrigued with the responses

Soubriquet Mon 21-Jun-21 17:49:46

Hawkins001

Not to sure off hand, but intrigued with the responses

Same

Though my dd dog earing books leaves me feeling a bit faint.

Especially books from my old childhood that I’ve given to her that have gone all these years being pristine…ish.. and she goes and dog ears them sad

ImFree2doasiwant Mon 21-Jun-21 17:49:59

Blowing my nose.

Coldbit Mon 21-Jun-21 17:50:57

Loading the dishwasher according to STBXH. He’d tut loudly then make a big show of rearranging the items ‘correctly’.

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00100001 Mon 21-Jun-21 17:51:40

Apparently I was spreading butter wrong (according to DS who was 6 at the time)

HumunaHey Mon 21-Jun-21 17:53:35

When I was a waitress, an older waitress used to always tell me off for putting the table cloths on "upside down". I didn't give a shit and you couldn't tell in dim lighting (how we catered events). I started putting them on upside down just to wind her up.

Hellocatshome Mon 21-Jun-21 17:54:11

According to DH I sleep wrong. Apparently all my arms and legs either have to be inside or outside of the duvet I cant mix and match.

Borka Mon 21-Jun-21 17:56:07

I got told by another customer in the supermarket that I was lifting up the packs of chicken breasts too roughly.

FourTurnings Mon 21-Jun-21 17:57:29

To be fair that is quite shocking backforgood

Kdubs1981 Mon 21-Jun-21 17:57:48

BackforGood

Not me, but I was shocked to see someone I know open a two finger kit kat and take a bite across both fingers, rather than snapping it into two separate fingers and eating one then the other.

Obviously, I had to clutch my pearls tightly.


🤣

GreenCrayon Mon 21-Jun-21 17:57:53

BackforGood

Not me, but I was shocked to see someone I know open a two finger kit kat and take a bite across both fingers, rather than snapping it into two separate fingers and eating one then the other.

Obviously, I had to clutch my pearls tightly.

I'd probably end a friendship over that sort of behaviour, they are clearly showing you they are a monster. grin

I was 'told off' once by a passerby for closing a friends gate wrong. I still to this day have no idea what the wrong way to close it is or why this complete stranger felt so disgusted at me doing it wrong they felt the need to comment.

Mymapuddlington Mon 21-Jun-21 17:58:18

Apparently I hiccup wrong. I don’t mind weird/unusual but wrong? It’s not like I have a choice!

MrsJackRackham Mon 21-Jun-21 17:58:37

My dad used to say I shopped wrong. Rather than start at the front at the fruit and veg I go to the last aisle and work my way back. That way the fruit and veg don't get squished at the bottom of the trolley. Makes perfect sense to me.
Wrong apparently blush

ZingDramaQueenOfSheeba Mon 21-Jun-21 18:00:28

peeling boiled eggs

ffs

Mrsjayy Mon 21-Jun-21 18:01:23

I cut sandwiches wrong i cut horizontally Dd has to lie down after watching me, hmm surely its square bread it makes no difference?

Vanannabananna Mon 21-Jun-21 18:01:42

MrsJackRackham

My dad used to say I shopped wrong. Rather than start at the front at the fruit and veg I go to the last aisle and work my way back. That way the fruit and veg don't get squished at the bottom of the trolley. Makes perfect sense to me.
Wrong apparently blush

I’ve never thought of that but that’s actually a good idea!

iklboo Mon 21-Jun-21 18:01:59

At primary school my cousin was told off (and rapped on the head with knuckles by the teacher for 'writing his O the wrong way round'.

Meredithisgrey Mon 21-Jun-21 18:02:07

I was told I cooking onions wrong. They were literally just cooking to put on top of burgers, not burning. Just cooking on a low heat.

Thecomfortador Mon 21-Jun-21 18:02:16

Apparently I don't sneeze properly. I should let it rip more instead of sneezing quietly.

Also I was told off once for not opening one of those little celebration chocolates properly. The rippy bit hadn't actually worked so I pulled both ends to stretch the wrapping and tear it open. Not appropriate for my friend who thought saw fit to pull me up on such behaviour.

HappyToPayForAdultSocialCare Mon 21-Jun-21 18:02:49

ImFree2doasiwant

Blowing my nose.


I've been told this too! Apparently I blow it 'too hard'???

FourTurnings Mon 21-Jun-21 18:03:54

My ex taught me that I did all of the following wrong -

Wipe down worktops
Use a towel after brushing my teeth
Chop potatoes for a curry
Iron a shirt
Put a duvet cover on
Drive the car
Talk on the phone
Walk (I ‘walk funny’)
Read a map (not quickly enough)

I would like to reassure everyone that my performance in most of these life skills has improved vastly since my divorce 😀

FamBae Mon 21-Jun-21 18:05:21

1st week of a new job & I was severely told I shouldn't use a whole sticky label but should cut them into three.

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