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Posted: Mon 04 Jan, 2010 1:27 pm
by Johnny39
If there is a similar thread to this on SL please ignore this one and point me in the right direction. As a kid I was always getting pulled-up for minor misdemeanours in the house such as, leaving your knife & fork crossed on your plate after a meal or putting shoes on the table, opening an umbrella in the house and something you never ever did was throw old bread on the fire. I'm sure other contributors must have more don'ts and even do's that spring to mind from time to time and even the reasons for doing or not doing them. Be interesting to find out.

Posted: Mon 04 Jan, 2010 2:34 pm
by Trojan
Johnny39 wrote:
If there is a similar thread to this on SL please ignore this one and point me in the right direction. As a kid I was always getting pulled-up for minor misdemeanours in the house such as, leaving your knife & fork crossed on your plate after a meal or putting shoes on the table, opening an umbrella in the house and something you never ever did was throw old bread on the fire. I'm sure other contributors must have more don'ts and even do's that spring to mind from time to time and even the reasons for doing or not doing them. Be interesting to find out.

Don't put the empty salmon tin in the bin before it's had a spell on the fire to remove the smell - because of cats.

Posted: Mon 04 Jan, 2010 2:37 pm
by Uno Hoo
You've obviously been well brought up, Johnny!

But why would anyone want to put shoes on the table?

A former colleague of mine, 40-odd years ago, once said it would bring bad luck.

It would do in our house - pretty quickly!

Posted: Mon 04 Jan, 2010 2:44 pm
by Chrism
I think the saying is 'don't put NEW shoes on a table'. But it may have got jumbled down the years.

Posted: Mon 04 Jan, 2010 2:53 pm
by sirjohn
because dirty old shoes are fine on a table?

Posted: Mon 04 Jan, 2010 5:21 pm
by Lilysmum
Don't sit with your back to the fire (your spine will turn to jelly???)
Don't cut your nails on a Sunday
Leave the house by the same door you came in.

Posted: Mon 04 Jan, 2010 5:22 pm
by liits
Open an umbrella indoors or leave the Christmas decorations up after twelfth night.

Posted: Mon 04 Jan, 2010 6:30 pm
by chameleon
liits wrote:
Open an umbrella indoors or leave the Christmas decorations up after twelfth night.


Which despite what many think, is the 5th January! And I hope the grate was cleared and the ashes taken out before New Year arrived!

Posted: Tue 05 Jan, 2010 12:23 am
by blackprince
Leaving your curtains closed during the day was always a no no.

Posted: Tue 05 Jan, 2010 12:42 am
by dogduke
blackprince wrote:
Leaving your curtains closed during the day was always a no no.

Used to be done when there had been a death in the family