What was a house rule you had as a kid that you thought was completely normal until you grew up and realized not all households followed?

I always liked to go barefoot around my house but when I went to other people’s houses and was ASKED to take my shoes off it was really weird (less towards me, more towards adults) because it was usually a sign of courtesy to let your guests keep their shoes on in the house.

Also my family was just overall more chill about “kitchen safety” stuff. Like using knives at an early age, cooking on the stove, expiration dates were a suggestion, etc. I saw people who’d throw away a whole loaf of bread because it had a spot of mold or a bunch of cheese because “it wasn’t safe to cut that close to the rind”. Idk who’s actually weird in this situation, me or them.

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