Things that surprised you about other people/households growing up

Probably the quantity of sauce and condiments consumed as part of a meal. Fish supper for me was just fish and chips with salt and vinegar, plus maybe some mushy peas IF WE WERE LUCKY. go round mates house and they’ve got a lineup of 3 sauces, plus the s&v, mushy peas, the works.

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everything having an inch layer of butter on it too.

houses were the parents had recorded themselves on the answer machine reciting the number and the name of the family. we used to have a right old laugh at that.

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I remember going to my friends house and he had salad for lunch and it had vinaigrette on it!

wtf

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remember playing gta round my cousin’s when I was about 11 or something and thinking that was fucking wild. like how did they get away with it.

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loads of flavours of ice cream

“this is the Blahson residence” like it’s some kind of feudal holding

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People eating at the table and not in front of the TV.

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fully stocked treat cupboards.

my parents used to maybe get a packet of biscuits or something and we’d just demolish them that evening and that’d be that.

go round a mate’s place and the cupboard’s a tuck shop.

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People having 2 litre bottles of the named brand soft drinks. Would I like some Lilt? Why yes, yes I would.

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I remember playing Doom when I was about 6 or 7 and then hearing some stuff about Hitler and for some reason I thought that Hitler was the name of the shotgun enemy in Doom and I had nightmares about it.

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I wasn’t allowed it until I was old enough to buy it myself so when I played it with my mates I’d memorise stuff so that I could pretend I actually had it.

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the quantity of softcore pornography hung up on the walls of the older brother’s walls.

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my mum made me take back Splinter Cell ffs.

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Got a mate who’s family open Christmas presents at midnight then go to bed. Not a religious thing or anything. Still think it’s weirdo behaviour tbh.

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The kids being able to get snacks and treats whenever they wanted to/without asking.

Mind blowing.

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Their non-smoker parents allowing them to smoke in their bedrooms.

like @Steved really unchill dining arrangements like eating at the table.

was once told to stop sniffing at the table by one of my mate’s mum too, which my dad found hilarious and apparently kept sniffing and asking for a tissue the next time he saw the mum.

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as somebody who never had pets I couldn’t believe how much dog owners houses stunk of dog hair when I was a kid.

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Being allowed the dodgy cable boxes in their bedrooms with all the porno channels on them when they were about 10. Yes I used to stay there a lot.

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