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To ask what the strangest thing is that you've seen in a family home/life...

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purpleworms Thu 03-Jan-19 12:06:23

...that to them was completely normal?

I have just seen someone asked this on an AMA on their Instagram. Their reply was walking around fully naked in front of parents/siblings/any family members.

While this is obviously okay for some, if it happened in a home I was visiting I'd be shock but that's just because it's not the norm in my family.

I'm racking my brains but I don't think I've ever noticed anything! But people have such different ways/customs within their home lives and routines. We all regard our own as normal without ever really knowing if what's normal to us is strange to others!

LongWalkShortPlank Thu 03-Jan-19 12:10:14

That Facebook viral about the poo knife.

CrookedMe Thu 03-Jan-19 12:13:00

I once viewed a house that had life sized clowns sitting at the dining table and lying in the spare beds 😱😱😱😱😱

36degrees Thu 03-Jan-19 12:14:15

Matching Tweety Pie tattoos.

Santaisfastasleepatlast Thu 03-Jan-19 12:16:54

A family who redecorate and recarpet the hallway every year instead of clearing the side of the house so the ddog can use the back door after a dirty walk!

purpleworms Thu 03-Jan-19 12:17:11

@LongWalkShortPlank how could I forget about the poo knife! Reminds me of another story I read about a man who had always taken all of his clothes off when he did a poo, and took him about 25 years to realise everyone else on the planet did not grin

purpleworms Thu 03-Jan-19 12:20:06

@CrookedMe Dear lord odd one! I'm laughing imagining the children being surprised at the lack of life size clowns in everyone else's houses grin

pictish Thu 03-Jan-19 12:31:40

Poo knife? What in Hell is that?!

DarlingNikita Thu 03-Jan-19 12:35:57

Crooked wins. grin

abacucat Thu 03-Jan-19 12:39:45

Husband who sits in his armchair while his wife fetches him everything he wants.

Crackedvase Thu 03-Jan-19 12:44:33

My high school best friend- her parents where bonefide hoarders (think stacks, piles, collections of stuff, not trash) yet their 3 piece suite was covered in plastic all the years I knew them. Strangest thing to sit on!

Roussette Thu 03-Jan-19 12:48:15

I know someone who collects. My Little Ponies. It's not a friend but a friend of a friend.

If you can imagine a bedroom that is wall to ceiling shelves, everywhere except the door. Shelves and cubbyholes everywhere.

Thousands and thousands of My Little Ponies. Plus all the guff that comes with it.

I didn't quite know what to say.

golddustwomen Thu 03-Jan-19 12:50:59

Never wiping down the table after eating a meal. Honestly I have never seen so many crumbs and old food in my life 🤢 yet the rest of the house is spotless..

Nellabella Thu 03-Jan-19 12:54:04

I used to know someone who lived at home with the parents, the house was a hoarders home with little notes left everywhere, but strangely enough it was really homely and welcoming and I loved visiting there.

steff13 Thu 03-Jan-19 12:55:56

Poo knife? What in Hell is that?!

There was this post on FB that a guy didn't realize that everyone's family didn't have a poo knife - apparently, their poop was so huge, they had to cut it with a knife to get it to go down the toilet. Personally, I think they perhaps should have gotten more fiber in their diets.

amusedbush Thu 03-Jan-19 12:56:41

Reminds me of another story I read about a man who had always taken all of his clothes off when he did a poo

My dad does this! I've always thought it was fucking bonkers.

Note: I've never SEEN this to verify - he's not a public naked pooper. My mum just rips into him mercilessly but he says it's more comfortable confused

rickandmorts Thu 03-Jan-19 13:00:17

Omg I've found my people. DP just very recently revealed that he often takes his clothes off to have a poo and he thought everyone else did???? I cannot get my head around it. He also says it's more comfortable and 'makes sense' confused.

JohnCRaven Thu 03-Jan-19 13:01:41

@purpleworms that's my friend! Naked shitter. Mate from uni. Hilarious guy.

anitagreen Thu 03-Jan-19 13:04:42

My friend does she FaceTimed me once with her tittys fully out complete with two nipple piercings next to her mum in full church attire.
I said to her why are you naked next to your mum ? she didn't see why I was so shocked, now it's normal to expect her to be naked if she FaceTimes confused

ItsQuietTime Thu 03-Jan-19 13:04:57


"I once viewed a house that had life sized clowns sitting at the dining table and lying in the spare beds"


pinkwipe Thu 03-Jan-19 13:06:22

Being 'bath buddies' to each other, sitting on the toilet seat and having a chat/catch up while someone is relaxing in the bath grin

anitagreen Thu 03-Jan-19 13:06:37

Can also clarify I feel nicer if I poo naked I don't know why it feels so comfy and relaxing but I haven't done it in a long time now. But I can see why people do it feels more cleaner and just peaceful blush

ReggieKrayDoYouKnowMyName Thu 03-Jan-19 13:07:08

My parents are quite naked people, but not to that extent! My Dad has never got a top on though, he’s like Martin from Friday Night Dinner, permanently sweltering!

silkpyjamasallday Thu 03-Jan-19 13:10:20

Over dinner at a friend's house one evening when we were teens, her much older brother started discussing his sex life with his mother, who proceeded to give him oral sex tips. I was beyond shocked as my family are v prudish.

vampirethriller Thu 03-Jan-19 13:14:57

I knew a woman who rather than stop her dogs and children weeing on the carpets, just had the carpets taken out and everyone walked around on the bare boards with the tacks and underlay stuff. She couldn't see why people thought it was a bit odd.

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