13 People Share the Unique Daily Rituals That Make Them Feel Like a Little Bit of a Weirdo
Twitter user @mrnickharvey shared an unusual bedtime ritual that he has. He wrote, “Every evening, before going to bed, I hide the front door keys so that my eldest son, who sleepwalks most nights, doesn’t inadvertently let himself out.”
He recognized that this ritual was unusual, and it got him thinking that other people probably do some rather unusual things too. He asked, “What daily rituals do you suspect you’re alone in following?”
He was probably pretty surprised to realize that multiple other Twitter users actually have a similar ritual by hiding the keys from sleepwalkers, but there were many other unusual rituals that people commented about as well.
Scroll down to read 13 of our favorite responses to this question about unusual rituals. You just might realize that some of the things that you think are unusual actually aren’t that unusual after all.
I always tell the cat to look after the house whenever I leave.
— Cromerty York – Now Appearing in Triangulation (@Cromerty) January 31, 2019
When my cats go out, me and the kids tell them, “Don’t cross the road and don’t talk to strangers”. Every time.
— Jane Doe (AFKA Karen) (@MrsErnoldSame) January 31, 2019
Every morning I, or my girlfriend (depending on who gets up first) sings a “good morning song” to our pet rabbit, to let him know his breakfast of parsley is on its way.
— Pete Strange (@petestrange) February 1, 2019
Back to dogs. When my parents had their boxer, at night whoever was last up in the house had to put chairs on the sofa to stop the dog sleeping on it and drooling on the cushions.
— Rachael (@RachaelHasIdeas) February 1, 2019
When I make tea for me and my wife I like to use the two mugs that have stars on. I cannot put the kettle on without singing* “Staaaaar mugs, fill them full of tea, it’s love-ly beverage, just for you and me…” to the tune of Star Man by Bowie.*For a given value of ‘singing’
— Kevin Lloyd (@KevBLloyd) February 1, 2019
I drink coffee and play an old FB game that no one plays anymore so my name is always first place on the scoreboard. I’m a star every morning. 🏆🥇
— camkristin (@camkristin) February 1, 2019
When we leave the house we always shout ‘bye, see ya later!’ to fox any potential passing opportunistic burglars into thinking there’s still someone at home.
— Vitamin M (@Emmelodica) February 1, 2019
Every day, dog and I leave for our walk through the back door. Cat wakes up then follows through the cat flap. I have to let her back in through the front door or she follows us on our walk. She goes back to where she was sleeping and waits for us to return. Every. Single. Day. pic.twitter.com/bM3mg5P3o7
— hilly (@makesbakesfakes) February 1, 2019
Running some water in the bath for the cat to drink overnight because he will not touch that which in his water bowl.
— Jo McMillan (@2outa3) February 1, 2019
Every time we hear a car horn outside our house, I say to my wife ‘your taxi’s here’.
— Andrew Nelson (@bunkum) February 1, 2019
Every night before we go to sleep I say “Love You” to my wife, she replies “Love You Too”, to which I reply “What the band?”. Every. Single. Time.
— Ian Price (@goatteeboy) February 1, 2019
Every time my wife, who is from Northern Ireland, and I meet someone new, I get her to say “Now, Howard, how about a power shower.”
— Chris Budd (@ovationchris) February 1, 2019
With my daughter, crossing the second half of a road with a central traffic island I always say ‘And again.’ to indicate it’s safe to start walking. She’s 17.
— LukeB_MTB (@LukeB_MTB) February 1, 2019