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    Default What are the strangest things your relatives do?

    Washing and reusing if alfoil / glad wrap. Watering down of liquid soap, to the point that it's so runny you have to be ready to rub it in straight away, or it'll run through your fingers!

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    Default Re: What are the strangest things your relatives do?

    My dad thinks something is going to happen to all the banks and no one will be able to get their money so he has bought gold and silver bars (can't think of their actual name) and keeps them in a safe bolted to their bedroom floor. That is his latest crazy idea

    MIL used to freeze leftover chips wrapped up in their paper after we had had fish and chips for dinner and eat them later. So gross.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marepoppin View Post
    At someone else's house?
    Oh no. I missed that bit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    My MIL saves all the plastic containers that food come in like butter, ice cream and even meat (from like woolies or coles) she then uses these like tupperware. She especially likes marg containers to mash potatoes in. I once found a Mrs McGregors butter container in her cupboard, I don't think it has been sold since the 80's!
    I see your plastic containers and CMF's Glass Jars and raise you.. Plastic bags! Not woolies ones for rubbish either.

    My Grandmother was born in 1911 so grew up and was being trained/became a housewife in the depression years. Plastic bags to put food in weren't easily available So She would wash plastic bags that baking goods came in (I always remember Brown sugar being one example) Wash them with her clothes, in a machine you had to wring out with rollers btw, And peg them on the clothes line.

    We would give her tins of biscuits for Christmas and she would keep the little papers that separated the biscuits and sue them whens he refilled them with home cooked biscuits and re-gifted them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marepoppin View Post
    She's not weird CMF; she's mentally ill, no doubt about it
    My 17yo SIL used to have raging arguments with her (still does probably) about stupid things she does and it would always end in "MUM!!! THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU!!" Then she'd look at me in desperation and scream "she needs to go into a home right????". Erm, awkward....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marepoppin View Post
    At someone else's house?
    In my post I actually was referring to her house, but come to think of it she did used to do it at my house. I'd get home from work and she's say "oh I just moved xyz over to here because I thought it would be better, but you can move it back if you don't like it". *sigh* LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMF View Post
    In my post I actually was referring to her house, but come to think of it she did used to do it at my house. I'd get home from work and she's say "oh I just moved xyz over to here because I thought it would be better, but you can move it back if you don't like it". *sigh* LOL.
    I thought that cos it was your beautiful table it must have been at your house lol
    Still, all the other stuff.... I stand by my comment of mental disturbance

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    My nan used to do this....I think it's yummy. Everything else....wowzers.
    My mum used to do this. I think she would add vinegar to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackEyedPea View Post
    One example off the top of my head...

    Fir christmas my Nanna got me (and my brother) a gift voucher for... a local chemist (the one gift voucher - we have to share it).

    My other brother got no present! Yep, nan is losing it. (Love you nan).
    maybe she got the voucher with her loyalty points or something .......

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    Default What are the strangest things your relatives do?

    My nan use to take teaspoons from coffee shops every time she went out for a coffee!!!

    She'd say that they give them to her with a hot drink so they were therefore hers. Strange justification!!!

    Loved nan


 

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