What are your weird personal rules?

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Biffbaff Mon 17-May-21 15:19:18

I have a personal rule, and I don't know where it came from, but it's: No outside things can touch the inside of the bed.

For example, if I want to put a bag on the bed, I would put it on top of the duvet. Absolutely no way in hell could I put it on the bottom sheet, or if the duvet was rucked up or folded over on the inside of the duvet. It makes me on edge just thinking about it.

Please share your weird personal rules (lighthearted + no judgement here)!

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SlipperyDippery Mon 17-May-21 15:23:24

I have that one too!

Mine is that nothing used to do the washing up must be used to wipe a surface. I always see (or did before lockdown!) people using the asking up sponge to wipe down the kitchen surfaces and I think it grim - but am clearly in the minority!

SlipperyDippery Mon 17-May-21 15:23:50

Washing up not asking up

LadyCatStark Mon 17-May-21 15:26:07

The volume of air conditioning must be on an even number.

RUOKHon Mon 17-May-21 15:26:59

Mine is that nothing used to do the washing up must be used to wipe a surface. I always see (or did before lockdown!) people using the asking up sponge to wipe down the kitchen surfaces and I think it grim - but am clearly in the minority

My variation on this rule is that washing up sponges and cloths must be changed every three days maximum, but usually every other day because they’re generally a bit minging.

Cocomarine Mon 17-May-21 15:27:55

I really dislike being given water - or any cold drink really - in a mug, not a glass. To the extent that I’ll literally have just enough to slake my thirst if really needed, and leave the rest.

I don’t know why it feels and tastes so wrong. I wondered if it were about being able to see the liquid, but hot chocolate in a mug is fine, and though I’m not a fan of opaque glasses, I have no problem with drink cans.

So it’s basically just as you say - weird personal rule!

HollowTalk Mon 17-May-21 15:28:59

I'm the same about drinking something cold from a mug - it's just wrong!

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PragmaticWench Mon 17-May-21 15:29:22

Jogging trousers may only be worn outside of the house for sport or travelling to/from a sporting activity. The only exception is on an aeroplane, longhaul, but not in the airport at either end.

Nesski Mon 17-May-21 15:30:10

Eating from crockery and not from Tupperware for me!

Autumn101 Mon 17-May-21 15:31:12

I can’t have a shower without brushing my teeth first - whatever time of day! I just can’t feel clean without doing it

DisgruntledPelican Mon 17-May-21 15:31:52

I’m the same about the bed. We always fold the duvet back in the morning, but DP sometimes dumps his jacket and/or the contents of his pockets on the folded-back part when he comes in, and I HATE IT.

lollipopsandrainbows Mon 17-May-21 15:33:22

No number 2 in the downstairs toilet.

No clothing with butterflies on.

Volume to be on an even number.

Washing machine must do two additional spins before I empty.

WhipperSnapperSteve Mon 17-May-21 15:34:52

Gank every Alliance. grin

Computer & computer keyboard & mouse LED's have to be the same colour.

Anniegetyourgun Mon 17-May-21 15:36:00

All my personal rules are absolutely normal and totally not weird at all. Obviously.

Other people's, on the other hand...

TinySongstress Mon 17-May-21 15:39:25

I haven't worn a matching pair of socks for 25 years. It's bad luck.

If I HAVE to wear a matching pair for an outfit, I'll wear an odd pair under them.

littlelove84 Mon 17-May-21 15:41:29

Never take the top biscuit, or first slice of bread (the one after the crust).

Zancah Mon 17-May-21 15:41:31

PragmaticWench

Jogging trousers may only be worn outside of the house for sport or travelling to/from a sporting activity. The only exception is on an aeroplane, longhaul, but not in the airport at either end.



So, do you get changed in the airport or on the aeroplane?

That seems like a waste of good cabin bag space to me, space that could be better allotted to duty free grin who am I kidding, as a parent it would be taken up with toys and entertainment for the kids.

DustyMaiden Mon 17-May-21 15:41:59

Apparently, according to DH I have many. He is home since furlough and keeps breaking them.

Plates are stacked evenly in two piles of 6 , not any other combination. If you remove two you take one from each pile. If you remove one you take it from the right. If the right has one less than the left you take it from the left. The same in reverse for emptying dish washer.

therocinante Mon 17-May-21 15:42:47

WhipperSnapperSteve

Gank every Alliance. grin

Computer & computer keyboard & mouse LED's have to be the same colour.

Haha oh the STRESS that comes with getting the perfect RBG set up.

My weird personal rule: black pen only for writing, EVER.

Pyewackect Mon 17-May-21 15:44:43

No new shoes on the table.

PennyRoyal Mon 17-May-21 15:45:02

White knickers only.

OodieWoodie Mon 17-May-21 15:45:22

I am the same about cold drinks in a mug.

I have a special knife and fork that I eat my food with.

No poo in the downstairs loo. (Mine is in the kitchen so fair enough!)

Janedownourlane Mon 17-May-21 15:45:31

Never sit on a table or work surface...Angela Scanlon I'm looking at you! I worked in a Nursery and everything touched by hands or bottoms were cleaned with Milton to within an inch of it's life. I still can't look at anyone sitting on a table without thinking of those days.

FizzyPink Mon 17-May-21 15:46:37

If the wine in a restaurant doesn’t come in a decent wine glass I’ll order something else instead. I can’t stand these trendy restaurants with their tumblers of wine.

HectorGloop Mon 17-May-21 15:47:47

I have to put my left shoe on first. Just thinking about putting my right one on first makes my toes curl.

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