Ten Most Annoying Things About Parents

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161 Look behind the computer to see who are you chatting with

Oh my god... My mom is OBSESSED with seeing who I talk to... Like she tries to live through me...

Always when they enter the room I either open a new tab or mostly minimize and I'll act as if I'm gonna do something. Once they even argued with me saying why is that I'm always having the desktop when they enter the room. They became suspicious. From then on whenever the enter the room I minimize, open randomly my computer program files, my documents and all those stupid stuff... and when they leave... MAXIMIZE :D

So effing annoying! Let me speak with my friends, mom!

Me:Apparently I was live streaming on Instagram and 4 people were watching
Mom:And who were they?
Me:Erm,Georgina,Sara,Jodie, and your...
Mom:Hopefully not a stranger

*A stranger was watching

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162 They steal your handphone

They don't do that but MY DAD DRINK MEH SODA AND EATS everything that he's not supposed to eat same with my mom

My m took my headphones and when I told her who they belonged to she just shrugged me off

They don't steal my headphones, but they do eat stuff that isn't thiers and say that I should of marked it or some crap like that! Oh they will reep their rewards for such things and that's a promise! - Johnny1991

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163 They say you got to live life and enjoy it

That is SO annoying

God! Can't you see I'm hunting dragons and trolls in a world that's several billion times more amazing (if not deadlier) than Earth? Clearly that's more alive than some desk job!

Why don't I? Well, I CAN'T! You guys give me NO freedom! When they were my age, they had all the freedom they wanted. Not me, of course. My older brother, who is 16, doesn't get much either. - Garythesnail

Well, there's photos of my mom having fun outside, but my mom wont even let me go outside the house unless shes with me, because she thinks I wont be safe. What the - PizzaGuy

Well I don't really enjoy my homework - MinecraftHater

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164 When they argue with you then twist your words by saying your attitude is bad when really the continue to not listen to you when they started the argument themselves

And then they walk out of the room and you think it's over, only fir them to return as you finish the thought and continue the non-existent argument.

This happens to me all the time! I just say something to them and they have to find something I did bad in the topic or something negative and I tell them to not talk about this negative stuff they get mad at me to the point which I want to lock myself in my room so I wouldn't have to see them. But my door lock doesn't work :P.

I an say a simple statement or a plan for something I'm doing this weekend and my mom will blow up at me and make a big deal because she disagrees with one part of it. - Chelseyne

My mom, once again

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165 When they buy you something expensive as a gift and then bring it up whenever you do something wrong.

Yes! This is so true!

If they get you something expensive, hide it! It is a trap so they can do this! Especially video game systems or laptops! Great as those are, they are traps if given!

I KNOW! The only reason they do this is to bring it up later and punish you!

Something expensive but I don't want. It's also probably second hand.

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166 They embarrass you

And my dad well you don't want be his son or daughter

Yup. My parents yelled at me in public the other day...just cause I was chewing gum. what guys.

Trying to babysit me in front of EVERYONE IN SCHOOL. They say that it "keeps me safe". No, it actyally brings me to a danger. They might bully me relentlessly because they think I'm a baby because of you! - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

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167 They blame video games for violence.

I'm 13 and my dad hates me playing the walking dead games because he thinks they are 'to violent' just because I had to kill a child! I wasn't crying or getting a stomach ache so why should it matter? It's not like I'm going to go on a massive rampage from playing a game.

And curse words? I already know 99% of them and I hear them from my parents all the time so why would it make any difference if I hear them in a game? It's not like I'll instantly start saying them.

This time my moms totally innocent in an argument

Violence comes from anger, and anger comes from blaming video games. There's even been studies that disproved that video games lead to violence. And they don't let me play games. If I'm not sick to the stomach of seeing blood, does it matter? You don't want me to play video games that hint or show sex? You already gave me the birds and the bees, it doesn't matter I already know. Curse words? I work with friends and read/hear "f***" about 36 times a day, and s*** even more. So it doesn't matter anymore!

My brother was really annoying me so I told him to be quiet but when e wouldn't I stood up and glared at him (my glare is really scary because I have dark brown eyes that seem to go to black) he sat down taught away an my mom started going off at me saying I was too violent and should stop playing Call of Duty but video games help me calm down and stuff so yeah

If video games are the reason for violence, explain what video game caused WW2. You can't proove that because video games don't cause violence at all, so stfu.

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168 When they listen to music that annoys you at max volume

My dad listens to music through headphones. Then yells the lyrics at the top of his lungs

My mum listened to Taylor swift so me and my sister ran away

And they never let me listen to my music.

My older brother annoys me with this. I curse the day he touched a radio. - MinecraftHater

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169 They told you to not talk to strangers, but then they say you must have friends

Sorry for my bad English though I'm Asian.
Sorry parents but I don't really understand

Do you want me to be an introvert or extrovert?

170 They are obsessed with shopping

Please mom, I'm not an extremely shopping-obsessed girly girl like you. Also, my closet is FULL! I DON'T NEED MORE CLOTHES! - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Yes but the worst part is the only things they spend on me is food, clothes, educational stuff. - njalabi63989

My parents always say they don't have enough money to give me, they still go shopping though.

My daddy hates farting-Disney1994

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171 They yell at you for no reason

Basically one of my friends went back home one day and told their parents their back and they started yelling for no reason because they think she gave an attitude but all she did was told them she was home and they yelled at her for having a bad attitude that she hadn't done anything wrong.

172 When they ask "what are you doing?"

This makes me upset because if I was doing something bad I wouldn't be in the house. I'm a good kid I don't do anything bad that would make me get in trouble its like they expect you to pull out weed or something so they get to yell

Especially if your on your laptop, iPad or phone as if they expect you to be masturbating to hardcore porn right in front of them, or buying drugs or something. Maybe that's just my parents

Uh...staying alive - FireWasp2004

Breathing - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

173 They could kill you
174 They make sure you're safe, physically, but don't give a crap about your emotional safety

You know this actually happened to me for a whole year.
One day my "grandma" (as she wasn't the person that raised my mom) who was a total N@zi (she was born and raised in Germany during WW2) decided to call me down and then proceeded to scream at me, threaten me with many things such as call the police and kill me for THE ENTIRE DAY until either my mom and "dad" (he didn't make me, or raise me" come home and they would proceed to ground me (and if it was the latter scream at me and restrain me physically ((as in with his arms (((I wasn't strong enough to get him off))) )) and after that I would try and tell them that the N@zi told me to come down when I was minding my business but (seeing how my "dad" was biased to his mom AKA the N@zi) and would not listen to reason and send me up to my room, which then I would get thoughts of suicide or killing all of them and they would not care about me at all. Ps I am NOT Jewish I am religionless and born in America. Pps unless you count ...more

175 They say if he told you to jump off a cliff, would you do it?

Its dumb, its such a cliche too.

Here's an actual scenario that happened to me once.

Me: Can I use my older sister's iPhone?
Sister: Sure. Here you go.
Mom: No!
Me:... Why not?
Mom: Don't use her iPhone! (To older sister) Don't give him that! That's not nice!
Me: What do you mean? She let me use it!
Mom: If you're friends jumped off a bridge, would you too?
Me: NO! THAT IS A TERRIBLE COMPARISON! You have just compared using someone else's phone to committing suicide. How dumb is that? Of course I wouldn't jump off a bridge, it will kill you! You won't instantly die if you touch someone else's phone! - TheLister

And here lies the complete lack of common sense...

Well, that depends. If the bridge was on fire, or had exploded, then yes I'm jumping!

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176 When they ask you turn off that "emo crap"

So annoying! Every time my dad comes in my room (which by the way, he bursts through my door without knocking then doesn't bother to close the door again when he leaves) and says "oh god turn off that depressing emo music" your in my room! If you don't like it, then LEAVE.

I am sorry mother, I didn't realize that me listening to "Welcome to the black parade" quietly, in my room would affect your life in any way.
Mom: "you know what song I hate? "
Me: "what song mom? "
Mom: "that marching band in the city crap that you are always listening to."
Me: "You mean welcome to the black parade? "
Mom: "oh my god! Is that what song that is?! My friend was warning me and some other gals about it on Facebook the other day! She said that we should be protecting our children from these disgusting people that pierce their bodies and dye their hair and get tattoos! And I don't think that, Gerald Wayne and Brandon Urinal or whatever their names are, are very good influences on the young generation." Mom I'm literally 20 years old and I have listened to that song maybe twice that you have been around to hear.


See, my mom doesn't really care what I listen to WITHIN REASON (caps for emphasis, not anger) and my dad grew up on iron maiden, metallica, megadeth, etc., so that's what I listen to. Some commonfolk might call that screamo, or emo, but it's just metal

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177 Mom being lazy

My mom says she does all the work around the house, but to be honest, I'm doing EVERYTHING. I'm sweeping, Washing dishes, folding clothes etc. All she does is talk on the phone

I have to bring my moms dishes to the sink, less then five feet away

Don't steal myself
Me: mom, why you are doing anything?

You learn to live with it... sigh

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178 They re-arrange your stuff and you don't know where anything is afterwards

I put certain things in strategic places so I can remember to do or bring certain things at certain times. Sure, it's a little messy, but I know where everything is.

Then my mom comes in and "cleans up". I don't know where anything is. This has resulted in missing homework assignments and other important items.

This has gone on for over 20 years and it still doesn't get through her thick skull.

Last week I had the pleasure to find out that my dad has plugged out 12 cables under my computer that were important for equipment. He said it now looks prettier. Took me an entire day to plug everything back in where it belongs.

UGHH My mom throws things away sometimes just because it's on the floor or it's useless and therefore a dust-collector to her! And when we confront her about it (nicely asking where she might have seen it) she simply responds in an annoyed tone with "I don't know what you're talking about"

My parents do this with my meds it's a pain, one time my dad put my meds in the trash by mistake

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179 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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180 "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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