Re compost, we have had a bin for 3 years and have never used the compost, but putting our scraps in there has halved the amount of rubbish in our general waste bin.
Re freezing, my mum once produced a packet of coles iced donuts marked down to a $1 from her freezer. I frreze bread but stale supermarket donuts is a bit far. Then she told me she only bought one packet as she wanted other shoppers to also reap the benefits of heavily discounted supermarket baked goods.
She also sends me lengthy letter typed on a 1960s typewriter, doesn't wrap gifts and has stuffed bears on her sofa to the extent there is no room to sit.
Also, no matter what we are cooking, my mil always brings a packet of white bread rolls from the local bakery when they come for a meal.
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02-01-2013 18:08 #31Senior Member
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Re: What are the strangest things your relatives do?
02-01-2013 18:19 #32
OMG that reminds me my MIL still uses VCR's
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02-01-2013 18:21 #33
My uncle used to have a favourite cup that he used for tea or coffee. He wouldn't let anyone wash it as it was 'seasoned with flavour'
My mum is here to visit. She never sits down. Eats standing up, watches tv standing up, probably stands up to pee. She also folds or puts everything in a pile. Helpful but sad cause I know it's anxiety driven.
02-01-2013 18:22 #34
What are the strangest things your relatives do?
Missie Mack that reminds me of my grandfather. When he died we found a cupboard full of hundreds, if not thousands, of marg containers. For leftovers. Lots of leftovers!
He also had cardboard boxes from the 1950s!
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02-01-2013 18:24 #35
Can people please stop mentioning frozen bread?!
We've established it's not weird!! It's totally normal.
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02-01-2013 18:27 #36
Hahahahahaha these are too funny, all the nan and pops out there....
Or it could be the 2 glasses of wine I've had...
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02-01-2013 18:46 #39
my mother insists on roasting silverside... I keep telling her it's to boil but she's done it a few times and btw it disgusting. I also just went to the fridge to cook dinner and she's put my vacuum sealed roast in the freezer... so annoying as I now have to think about what to make!!!
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