People Reveal The Weirdest Rules They Had To Follow When They Were Kids

It seems like each family has some kind of rule or tradition that is totally unique to them. Kids grow up thinking that all families have a carpet rake or a rule about using electronics on Tuesdays, but then they grow up and find out that it’s just their family and nobody else’s.

Reddit user ctsom posed the question, “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?” Keep reading to see how the people of the internet responded.

Worth A Punch

“If you couldn’t find something, and you asked someone for help (sibling or parent) and they found it for you, they got to punch you in the arm.” —dahaoab

n this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Grant Dawson punches Leonardo Santos of Brazil in their middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event
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This is a good rule because it discourages you from wasting people’s time. You get the thing you were looking for, and they get to punch you—everyone wins.