Ten Most Annoying Things About Parents

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101 They're cheap

On Black Friday once I saw an iPhone 5c for only $1.00 and they thought it was expensive

They never buy anything over $1.00, because it's apparently it's expensive. They also only buy things that are on sale.

"Dad! There's an X-Box 360 on sale! It costs only $5.00! "


They have enough money to buy a horse but not a printer

Last night we went to get ice cream and the small size costed two bucks a piece and my mom is like oh my gosh $2 A PEICE! Like yeah whatever $2 a PEICE is nothing it is $32 for 4 at meniches well,that kind of a lot!

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102 When they yell at you for being anti-social and then when you ask to go to a social gathering and they say no.

My mother said that it's hard for her to do this to me but she does it anyway just to keep my step dad happy

I have no motherphukkin social life because of my parents. They don't let me do anything or go anywhere. I'm not very popular because my parents always want me home by dinner and I can't go out after that.

103 Their arguments with each other

My Parents fight on occasion, but when they do, it lasts for 30 minutes. My mom yells and screams at my dad. (But when I do the same, suddenly I'm a '2 year old')

My dad finds every little thing to pick a fight with my mom! Let's as she didn't wash his shirt and he starts yelling you didn't wash my shirt you were supposed to! And in me and my moms mind we are thinking well you didn't ask me/her to!

This should be number 1! It happens ever year!

Often leads to near divorces. I wonder if they even love each other anymore...

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104 They punish you for getting good grades

My mum says I must be in top 2, even though everysays I'm clever

I try and keep my grades up but it's really tough. Whenever I get an A they want an A+, when it drops, they'll get mad and be all over me about doing homework.
It's a good thing to have good grades, but depending on the parent that might not always be a good thing as silly as it sounds.

105 They won't accept the fact that you're shy

YES. They always force me to "socialize" with family members, friends, children of their friends, etc. Always taking pictures when I say "no". Then, they lecture me about "Oh, so and so listens to their parents always going and speaking with new people! " Then I say, "Learn that I don't like pictures and new people." I got grounded afterwards. -.-

I don'tlike talking to my weird family members and my dad rages at me...

True so true

Dam: Do u have a boyfriend yet
me: Um no
dam: Do u have a crush?
me: Uh even if I did why would I tell you?
like yes I have a crush but y would I ever tell u what - sexyllamas

106 When one parent twists your words to another and then no one is on your side.

My step dad does this all the time. I'll say I don't like somebody and that the world would be better off without them, he then tells my mom that I said I was going to stab the kid.

My mom is always angry and bossy when she comes home. My dad is awesome though because he never tells me what to do and I hate my lying brother

They do this because they are too stupid to realize they are twisting the words

Parents, no one likes a Strawman. If you don't know what I'm talking about, look it up. - alphadan12

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107 They tell you not to cuss but they do it all the time

That's because you guys are too damn young to be cussing. Sure 90% of you guys are thinking "OH MY PARENTS ARE HYPOCRITES BECAUSE THEY TELL US NOT TO CUSS BUT THEY CUSS" but they are doing it just so you guys won't be corrupted like 80% of the young kids who already knows how to cuss and flips people off. Don't get me wrong, I'm a 13 year old but I don't mind if my parents cuss because they are ADULTS, this so called "Hypocrisy" by your parents are for your own good, they want you to be different than any other kids. - Kenny1337

For irony's sake, if my kids swear, I want to say" WATCH YOUR MOTHERF***IN LANGUAGE! " You know, as a joke.

My parents cuss all the time and tell me not to do it. "Do as I say not as I do" is what they say :/

So true, they don't let me cuss but almost all of what they say is gramatically cuss. - Yoda8778

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108 They threaten you that they will destroy something you love

My parents have held me back while making me watch my books burn, smashed a computer I needed for school with an axe then wondered why my grades plummeted and thrown my phone into a vase full of salt water.

My parents threatened that they would throw my tablet and my phone and smash it - MLPFan

Stupid! Parents who do that need to take anger management courses.

"If you get 1 more C, I'll take your phone"
"If you mess up again, I'll take your phone"
"If you lose something again, I'll take your phone"
"If you won't come down in 5 minutes, I'll take your phone"
"If you won't stop moving your leg and shaking the whole bed, I'll take your phone" (sometimes my legs start to move/shake when I'm doing nothing...it's a habit) - FireWasp2004

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109 They always say that without us, you would not be born, survive and live

I dit not ask to be born

They went camping for two weeks, came back, and the house was spotless. All my clothes were washed and folded instead of crammed into drawers. And scarcely any food was eaten (because they eat more than me. ) I found so much more time without them breathing down my neck. Yet they still only noticed what "wasn't" done... Which was THEIR chores anyways!

I can't live without them

It's disgusting that some parents use this excuse EVEN after they hit you, yell at you (even though you haven't yelled back at all), get angry when you prove them wrong, and even destroy their property.

So what you're saying is that you raised your kids to make them as miserable as possible? To be scapegoats to your anger? To be punching bags to let out some steam on? - alphadan12

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110 They are bad-tempered and gets angry easily, even when nothing happens to them

My mother will always go "not in that tone! " but herself she screams 90% of the time she talks

I guess one of the benefits of parenting is being able to get away with hypocrisy. - alphadan12

One time in 2014, my arrogant, overly sensitive grandma yelled at me outside of my family's house in the front porch about yelling, even if all I was doing was checking on one of my flower gardens.

My mum gets mad at every little thing! And it's not just me, she does it to everyone in my family. I'm starting to think she actually ENJOYS getting mad and yelling at us - maybe she thinks it's fun.

I get a lecture/a rant/a yell for almost every sentence I say to them. Lesson learned: Talk to parents as little as possible, only talk to them if it's very very very very very very very necessary - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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111 When they compare our music to theirs.

This honestly makes me want to kick something small in the face.
Dad: your guys' music is such garbage. It's not even music. You guys don't even have bands anymore. You guys don't even know what real music is.

This annoys me so much. I'm into hip hop and my dad is always lecturing me on how the music I like is "fake" and shows me what "real" music is and its like rock and stuff like that

I am into fun. And other bans, most of them are pop or indie.
My dad is like "This is real music" and its metal crap.

Me; *listening to my death metal, black metal, symphonic metal, and doom metal quietly with headphones on*
My mom and dad; *have their blues, country, Xtain, and classical music blaring throughout the entire house, or car.*
Me; *deals with it but slowly suffers from how loud it is* *me asks them if they want to try listening to my music to see if they may like it.*
My mom and dad; "nope! I'm not gonna listen to your evil satanic, not real music mind you, music ever! So stop bugging us about it and leave us alone! YOU should listen to our holy and pure and wonderful music that is actually music! "
Me;...*saying in my head; "what!? You guys don't even know what metal music bands sing about! "* *turns and walks away back to my room crying silently.*

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112 When they just take your phone for absolutely no reason at all.

If you say something that they don't like or if the feel you're not on task, they take your phone. Other times, they just take it randomly and find some random irrelevant reason to support their actions.

Right so right! My step mom always acts weird every once in a while and just takes it! Then when I ask her what I did she says nothing then I ask can I have it back she says no on this very annoying voice.

When I'm on my phone, my mom secretly steals it when I'm busy on it. I was like "HEY! " " Enough on the electronics for the night! " My mom told me.

My mom has taken mine because "I was using it too much". I had just gotten it out for the first time she even knew about that day!

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113 They treat you worse than your siblings

They say that they treat me and everyone else in the house the same way, but in reality they don't. For example, if my older brother were to do something wrong and mess up, they would be like, "Oh that's ok honey, it's no big deal anyway". But if I do a similar mistake, they would get all up in my face and be like, "WHY DID YOU DO THAT, HUH? YOU KNOW THAT YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT! AND FOR THAT REASON, YOU'RE GROUNDED FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR UNTIL YOU COME TO THE REALIZATION OF WHAT YOU HAVE DONE! "

My mom and dad always say " oh look she looks better than you, you would look better if you were skinnier" and I was wearing the same clothes as my sibling

My parents call me good-for-nothing. They also ignore my little brother and love my little sister more. - mayamanga

Age doesn't matter. If they did something wrong, they DID SOMETHING WRONG. - alphadan12

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114 They don't let you in your devices on weekdays

Never mind weekends..It's my life everyday! I'm 19 and my parents won't let me be on my phone unless it around them, I can't even have it on me..it has to stay in the office and it gets checked everyday. I got my first phone when I was 18 and they have had my phone for 5 months because "YOU don't need it...what for? " ughh

Deserves to be on the list. - thisisaveryrandomusername88

115 Where you going? What time are you going to be back? Who are you going with?

When your doing something private parents scream out what are you doing?

No one questions my younger brother. Me? I suppose as a girl, I get hounded with tons. I feel like I'm being interrogated just for wanting to hang out with friends. They're a huge part of the reason why I hate going out now. If I ever do go out, I don't even bother to let them know ahead of time. Sometimes I'll just go, sometimes I'll let them know at the last possible moment and provide only a few vague pieces of info (if I feel like it). Everything goes much more smoothly like that. Screw permission. I'm 18 for crying out loud.

Why should I tell you anything ma!? So you can have an opportunity to be bossy and say "No, you can't go because I said so! " Then I march up to my room pissed off of how much I can't stand you!? No thanks! - Johnny1991


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116 They can do everything just because they are adults

Once, I was just playing on my computer, then look who stepped through my door?! Mom. What did she say? She told me to do this and this and that, out of the most nowhere of nowhere!

They can do this, that, those, these! We never get freedom!


117 When they hurt our feelings and tell us it's fair

Oh my god, yes! I hate how parents don't seem to understand that bullying is bullying, it doesn't matter if their your parents! That can screw a kid up more than anything.

My dad doesn't believe in bullying in the family. He's like how is that bullying? How am I bullying you? I don't like that word bully. He comes up with some excuse saying that family doesn't bully you blah blah blah.

Hell yeah This one is so % $#/ing annoying

My mom was a popular skinny girl who had A LOT of boyfriends before dad. I have always been a fat black sheep with few friends and one boyfriend (who's sweet and perfect, whereas dad's an abusive drunk) My mom has acted horribly jealous of me since I was very small, and everyone notices (i'm her only daughter. ) also, not a day went by until high school that I didn't cry because of them.

Yeah, dad, I'm talking to you. So it's basically fair if you call your firstborn daughter names and NOT call your other daughter one. - mayamanga

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118 They shorten your video game time

Its not really a big deal for me if they're just telling me to go to bed because it's late, although I will stall, but when they threaten to take the computer away when I get mad at them they don't understand that the Internet is literally the only place where I have a real friend who isn't an animal. And then if I tell them that my dad will say "well you don't know her in real life she could be a stalker." Um excuse me if she was a stalker I think she would have found my house by now. Not to mention, you trust YOUR internet friends, I literally SAW you on that Dave Ramsey site, why am I not allowed to trust MY internet friends just because I can't see their face? Jesus Christ...

My mom took away all my games. She still hasn't given them back. What if I took away your Game of Thrones stuff, HUH?! HOW THE HELL WOULD YOU FEEL? Damn it!

I love gaming but I'm not allowed more than 1 hour of screen time! I swear, when I move out, I'll play video games as much as I want!

Unfair - TopLucas

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119 They're annoying

It is kind of true, but you should appreciate your parents though, they give you food and a shelter where to live. They buy all the stuff you own and teach you good lifetime morals. There are some kids with no parents that wish they had parents to give them a good home instead of following a routine in an orphanage. - AnimeDrawer

They're important because they raised us, but yes, they're very annoying at the same time - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Well they may seem like it, but (usually) their "annoyingness" will end up saving your life when you're an adult because your parents teach you to make better choices in life. - Anonymousxcxc

My grandpa is really annoying. Every morning when I'm doing something to get ready for school I hear this... "HURRY UP! HURRY UP! HURRY UP! Come on come on! HURRY! NOW! "

Me thinking: Shut up. - XxDJPartyGirl1034xX

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120 They lie

They say that they have faith on me...but when time comes to show me that they really have then they ask quest. And never understand me. They even think I lie but I don't. I cannot lie to my parents at least.. I don't know where is the faith... Even when I have done nothing like that...

And they're supposed to be our role models. - alphadan12

Please just krep one promise

- *I walk into my mom & dad doing "IT"
Me - Mom what are you doing? O.O
Mom - Uh Dad and I are just sleeping
Me - *Facepalm

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