Ten Most Annoying Things About Parents

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181 When they don't like that you have friends that are of a different gender

Ugh this one is so annoying. My best friend and I like to hang out and play video games (destiny, halo, Call of Duty, etc) and my mom HATES it like if I ask if he can come over she is like "no! Don't you have any friends to go prom dress shopping with? Or why don't you go get pedicures with some girlfriends" I bought a prom dress 2 months ago and I am going with the guy friend mentioned previously because prom is next week and no one asked me and all of the girls had a date already so he didn't ask anyone. So he took me to go look at dresses (he is so sweet! ) and I think if either of us ever liked the other then we would just continue to be friends and nothing more because I don't have any plans to get married anytime soon and neither does he so I think we are just great friends for now.

Ugh! It's so annoying they say "you better of not kissed him! "

No mom, I'm not trying to have sexual relationships with all 4 billion people that are not my gender

I'm not allowed to have any friends of the other gender anymore. They just want me to 'go shopping' (can't leave the house) 'get bffs' (I don't have social media). I guess its for the best. My past male friends have all used me.

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182 "I'M AN ADULT!"

The most used excuse by my mom ever.

Me: Mom why did you take my games away?
Me: Mom don't use that excuse! You use it all the-
Mom: I don't GIVE A CRAP!

Meanwhile, in my room

Me: (In my head)... Well screw you!

This is the excuse (that they say isn't) that everyone uses in every conversion. It's the key that doesn't open any door

When parents say this they might as well say "I'm the parent and you're the stupid teenager/kid"

So annoying! If I shouted at my Mum she would get angry but she shouts at me.
(Made up story.)
Mum:Don't you dare shout at me!
Me:But I'm angry at you!
Mum:I don't CARE!

(Another made up story.)
Mum:Why are the dishes not done?!
Me:Please don't shout at me.

Parents, if you use this excuse like it's a valid reason, something will happen and you won't like it.

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183 They're abusive

When I used to get in trouble, my mum used to lock me in the toilet with the lights off. Proper abuse! Yes, SHE LOCKED ME IN THE TOILET WITH THE LIGHTS TURNED OFF AND UNUSABLE! And I called the police after I got out I went too far anyway, I kind of don't want my mother gone.

Some years back ago. When my Little dog pissed on the carpet, my mom or dad found out she peed on the carpet. They would grab my pet then bring her to the area were She peed and shove her mouth into the wet spot on the carpet. That is just so mean!

My mom lost my iPad then blamed me for losing it and my parents cussed me out and slapped me

Wow, what a bitch

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184 Tell you to get off your devices

My mum is constantly playing candy crush (I hate that game) and tells me to get off my phone when I'm reading. And she's on her phone Playing candy crush 24/7! - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

"Mom I think I'm sick" "it because you be on that phone all the time"

I don't even wanna do work after dad tells me to do this.


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185 Try to take your phone to look at social media, messages, etc.

Once I was asleep and my dad opens my door but my door makes a noise that always wakes me up and as I wake up he says "its OK go to sleep" so what I did was pretend to sleep and I said to him "what are doing on my phone" he says "nothing" when he is their staring at my phone with the brightness way up like there was the sun in my room

I don't give them my phone. I give them an alt account to the website.

My mom looks over all my stuff and it gives me severe anxiety attacks.

Yes even the YouTube comments. - njalabi63989

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186 They control you

For most bad parents (or most parents) what they secretly want is to control you and mend you into a perfect little stupid worthless butterfly because they are stupid and worthless

They control what I can submit on DeviantART, which really irritates me. It's MY account, not theirs. - Powerfulgirl10

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187 They make you do things you don't want to do
188 Nagging you about getting good grades

I get home before my parents and finish any unfinished stuff such as homework, classwork, etc.(I get home sometimes at 3-6 o' clock cause I got tennis practice and matches) When I'm done, I want to use the computer as I'm done and I want to have some fun. When my dad gets home which is like around 8, he is nagging me when he sees me on the computer playing around "How come I don't see you doing homework? you are always on the computer when I get home! " Like I'm not trying to be mean or a smartass over here, but do you not notice a big time gap of where I can complete my homework in like 2 hours. And then he is complaining about my grades, where I am trying my best to fix them when he is just putting me down about my stupidness. I understand where sometimes in the house I look lazy and put down my reputation in the house, I forget to do my chores, and when I try to give them my reasons, he calls it excuses where you guys can relate that I can totally be exhausted mentally and ...more

When I got an A, a 100%, They get mad and ask me if anyone got anything higher. When I say yes, there were bonus points, they get mad and say that I should've gotten a 103% Most parents are happy with a B+ but my parents, being Indians, hate everything I do. When I grow up, I want to be an author and Philanthropist, but they want me to be some kind of doctor or accountant. It is SO unfair. Glad I can relate to someone.

I already get good grades then my parents go on about how I NEED to go to university and get a degree. I'm already planning on doing that anyway!

Every single day it happens. - njalabi63989

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189 They accuse you of being pregnant, even if you are a boy.

Wait, what? This one doesn't even make sense. How could a male possibly get pregnant? Whoever added this to the list is just crazy.

So relatable no but for real the person who posted this is a genius

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190 They break promises all the time

My dad promised to take me to see 2 movies this year (Which were Deadpool and Star Trek Beyond) and he didn't take me to either one. When I was given a chance to see a movie in between the release of those 2 movies, I said that I wanted to see Captain America: Civil War. But they took me to see The Angry Bird Movie instead.

We are going to the football match tonight ( dad) (me. Two hours later) dad we have to go in ten minutes. (Dad) were not going

I am Jamaican and I got a iPad iPod Apple Phone and Nintendo 2Ds

I'm supposed to have a 3DS by now. My dad would always tell me to do something then he'll buy me the 3DS. When I do that thing, I tell him, and he says "Okay I'll buy you a 3DS on Sunday" When it is Sunday, he forgets and I have to remind him. And when I tell him that you made a promise to buy me one, he says "we aren't going." Life as a brown person sucks.

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191 They are stupid
192 They think hard things are easy
193 They smoke

Dad blows it in my face. He thinks it's funny just because I have nasal allergies to smoke and sneeze when it's near.

Same! My dad knows I hate the smell of smoke and it makes me cough but whenever I'm in the car with him and he's smoking a cigar he turns toward me and leans over just to blow it in my face

I'm worried about my grandma she smokes like a pack of cigarettes a day and I try and tell her that it's not healthy and responds to me with the same lame excuse "I'M AN ADULT! "

A couple years back my dad used to smoke quite a lot so whenever we drove home I told my mum that my dad was smoking. Then my dad would get mad at me and he'll start getting HIGHLY OVERPROTECTED.

Thankfully my dad used to smoke, but when I said he shouldn't smoke he stopped smoking, a police officer fist bumped me in class because I told him.

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194 They think they can use you and act like it doesn't affect you

Worst thing you can do to a child I shoild know cause I am =)

My dad does this to me. I'm willing to help with our fireplace, but I always have to get him pop, I always have to get him a bowl of ice cream. I told him get it yourself and he gets upset but not mad. He can walk, why should I get up from watching YouTube and get his ice cream while he's watching T.V. - Gusbus

195 They disrespect your music

It pisses me off! My dad always complains just because I listen to Eminem!

Yes I was listening to sing for the moment and my dad is like what is this crap

I really hate it I was listening to taylor swift's songs and tell me to low that song down your music is crap -_- I really hate that

I am listening to dubstep and my parents tell me to listen to actual songs with actual lyrics.

My mom always says that I'm a disgrace to America because I listen to vocaloid (a japanese type of music) and I'm just like "what?! "

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196 They pay attention to parenting websites that contain false and biased information about M-rated games

My parents did the opposite of this. I told them that I wanted a copy of Mass Effect for Christmas and they asked me what the rating was for the game. I lied to them and told them that it was rated T. When they found out however, they started to yell at me for wanting an M-rated game for Christmas; even though they gave me Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 the previous year. I told them just to look up the game, which they did. They decided to look up the trailer for the video game, which was a smart idea; but instead of watching the official trailer, they watched the Honest Trailer by Smosh Games. It was a little embarrassing...

My mom doesn't know about this, and this is off topic, but there's this website called common sense media. The Orange box is on there, and one person gave it ONE star, and gave it an 18+ rating, even though the other two were good, because tf2 has BLOOD! HELL HAS TRULY COME TO EARTH! Not only that, but in an easily ignored corner of the screen, where chat is, people SWEAR! THE HUMAN RACE IS DOOMED!

My friends play Grand Theft Auto and it's rated m and I'm not allowed to any the only repated m game that my mom allows me to play is sleeping dogs

I can't play Grand Theft Auto and some peers can; 13 years old I am. Sucks a lot.

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197 They don't knock before entering the bathroom

My mum once walked in on me when I was stark naked and it was dead embarrassing

She knocks but does not wait for me to respond and walks on in

Major issue! I'd like a little privacy please

Uh somebody ordered privacy

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198 They don't support you

Every.. Dream. I have had. Was killed. By my parents. There was one half exception, though. At one point I wanted to be a teacher. After my mother already killed that for me, my father still spoke about it. A lot. I think he always wanted me to be a music teacher like him, because whenever we had a conversation about the future, he would talk to me about being a music teacher. Also, whenever I mentioned going to college, he would talk about music college.

Actually, my parents support me all the time. I want to be a musician when I'm older, and they support that. Heck, they even buy me anything music related I want. Instruments, books, lessons, you name it.

I've had enough my mum supports other people but not me

When I told my parents I was a lesbian they were so in supprtive

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199 Invading your privacy

My parents slam my door open to wake me up. It drives me crazy! They ask you what your doing, like going through your phone and looking at stuff you done.

One morning my mom called me on my phone but my phone was not in my room so I did not answer so she walks into my room and sits on my bed till I woke up then made me go in to her room to talk

I set my ipod lock screen to say - Rosalinescastle

All the time on YouTube. - njalabi63989

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200 Everything turns into a lecture

Anything I do and say can result in a lecture - FireWasp2004

What the heck did I do?!

oh yes

When I do something my mom doesn't like...i know ut will be a minimum hour lecture and she will bring it back up in the future..did I mention I'm almost 19?

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