Top 10 Most Annoying Things About Grown Ups (According to Teens)

Hey, I'm almost an adult, but I find plenty of faults!!

P.S., Any adults reading this, if you're offended by this list, go ahead and create one about kids or teenagers!! See if we complain!
The Top Ten
1 They think they're always right

When I was very young, I thought adults could do anything. If I had a problem, I would ask them, and they would make everything look easy. It was mesmerizing when I was, like, 4 years old. Now that I have reached my teenage years, I realize that adults are not superhumans, and kids are no less capable of being right as well.

I say "capable" because, just like adults, there are a lot (and I mean a lot) of stupid kids out there. Am I one? I guess I'll never know. But I think the important thing is that we need to stop discriminating against people based on their age because kids and teens are no less capable of being right than adults are.

2 They expect respect but they don't respect you

Exactly, and I think this goes hand in hand with another issue as well. Adults are allowed to do so much horrible crap to you that they aren't even allowed to do to other adults. Your mom would go to jail for smacking another adult, but if it's a kid, no, that's fine. This is an awful thing and it needs to be stopped.

Mark my words, I will always stand up against this unfair treatment toward children, even when I'm 80. Children deserve to be treated like human beings, not animals. (Or at least most of them, lol.)

Whenever your parents treat you like Cinderella and are constantly cruel about everything, they act like they should be treated like gods. I said "yeah" instead of "yes ma'am" once, and my stepfather went haywire and yelled at me for the next half hour about respect for my elders (even though they don't deserve it).

Then there are the "if you want respect you have to show it" lectures. My parents are some serious hypocrites when it comes to that.

3 They say negative things about your friends without ever meeting them

I know, right?! This happened to me when my mum's friend accompanied me to France for a music camp. She was nagging me constantly, and I was getting pissed. She was like, "Your friends are 'fun ones' who break the rules and do prank calling! They won't get anywhere in life unless they have money."

I hate this so much.

From hell to the yes! I hate this so much. I have a really good friend, and I told my mom about something she did that I thought was nice and cool. My mom goes ahead and says, "What a loser."

I really hate this, hate it a lot.

4 They try to act cool and young

My teachers are big on this. One tries to act hip. He even wore a hoodie once, even though he is one of those serious-looking teachers. Another one acts like he is in the know, and another acts like she understands what we are talking about.

Whenever I listen to the radio and my parents come in, they act like they know top 40 songs and stuff. They even made Twitter accounts! Parents are desperately trying to act like 13-year-olds when my parents are way over 30 years old!

My 41-year-old mom thinks she's so meta and understands the modern world. She can't even work the Xbox we've had for three years without my help.

5 They never let you explain yourself

I try to tell them what really happened, and they just say, "I am done with this! You fight too much and you stress me out. I don't want to hear another word!" Then they just believe what they want or what is easiest to believe.

Usually, they are wrong.

My dad and I are just alike, so we always butt heads. But whenever I do something, I try to explain myself to him. He screams at me and insists I try to have the last word. Honestly, I could care less about getting the last word.

Yeah! I know, right! My dad said I tripped my sister when I didn't. She just fell herself! But when I tried to tell him she fell herself, he yelled at me for talking back and grounded me for a week!

6 They're always complaining

Shut up, Mom! Nobody cares if you had an awful day at work! I have my own problems to deal with as well. You don't have to ruin my childhood by continuously going off about how terrible your "adult life" is. Maybe these parents are the reason why so many of their kids are growing up to be huge losers as adults.

There are plenty of awful things us kids have to deal with as well!

This is the story of my life (I'm 21). I live in a house with five other people, and all I ever hear coming out of their mouths are complaints over complaints. It has gotten to a point where I can't stand it anymore.

7 They can't keep up with technology

Every time technology is involved with my grandparents, I'm the one doing it for them. My parents, on the other hand, I'm only helping them with stuff like how to run the computer or how to switch a setting on my iPod or whatever.

My mom didn't know about YouTube gaming until a week ago. Let's not pull a Jimmy Kimmel here, mom...

"We didn't have all these fancy iPhones when I was your age." I don't care. Now we do.

8 They belittle your beliefs because "it's not the way we raised you"

Treating everyone equally is just the thing adults claim us kids are bad at. Maybe your parents should try looking back at how they were treated as kids. Maybe they will realize just how ignorant they really are about your life.

Parents seem to think that their kids can't form their own opinions about things and that their beliefs are the only "right" ones.

It's really close-minded and makes me want to ask them if their parents acted the same way when they said something that conflicted with their parents' beliefs.

9 They use Facebook

It's so weird. They act as if they have some sort of God-given right to stay there, spy on you, and spam you with dumb applications!

My dad has a Facebook, which is why I don't have one.

Both my parents have Facebook, and it's really weird.

10 They say rated R movies are not appropriate for kids or even teenagers

My mom won't let me watch adult movies, and I'm 26! AN ADULT! Once, I watched "Showgirls," and my mom told me that it was too inappropriate for me to watch.

It doesn't make sense. It's not like I don't know about all the stuff in the movies.

I watch movies like that without adults sometimes.

The Contenders
11 They say "when I was your age..."

Yes, definitely. Usually, they are confronting me about a problem. I have a lot of things that I don't tell them since they are 1. my parents and 2. adults. So when I try to explain something and don't give a straight answer, they start assuming stuff. I tell them they are wrong, and then they go like, "I was once your age. I know how you think."

Once I was playing BF3, my mom came into my room and started going, When I was your age, I had to do everything around the house, cleaning, cooking, etc., all by hand or whatever it was. Then when I tried to help, she went, No, I got it. And the cycle continues.

12 They talk about personal matters concerning you in front of others

I know, right? It's like they're boasting about it to other parents. Let's have a contest to see who has the least respect for their child and their privacy.

At my college meeting, while talking about what I'm aiming for, my mom said, He takes apart computers and knows a lot about them, so he wants to be a programmer. No, I like CNC and machining, not that crap.

I know, right? My mom does that all the time. Heck, even my brothers and sister do that, too! It gets SO frustrating because it's your personal business!

For example, my mother goes around all willy-nilly telling strangers about my "problems." ("Oh, she used to do this! Brother: Is she in puberty? Mom: Yes!" Seriously, mom?! You promised not to tell anyone!)

13 They insist on watching crappy movies

One day, my uncle said that we should watch Les Misérables. He said it was amazing, but it was time-wasting.

I thought I was the only one with this problem. It happens all the time.

I watch a movie to see something blow up, not to see two people kissing.

14 They treat you like a little person

I know! Like three-quarters of the grown-ups I know do that! SO ANNOYING, don't even get me started!

I'm ten years old, and at 6:50 pm, they talk about how much past my bedtime this must be.

It is so annoying how they think you are basically five until you're an adult!

If you're lucky, they'll treat you like a person.

15 They think all of your opinions and beliefs are wrong

Reminds me of that time I was talking to my parents during dinner about... I forgot what, but probably something about school. When I said something regarding something I can't remember (this was, after all, several months ago), they suddenly said this, literally: "We know you're just a teen and you're just making things up."

I dunno about you, but to me, that is just a straight-up stereotype. I don't see how they meant it any other way.

My mom is Catholic, and she makes me go to church every Sunday at 7:30 in the morning. She makes me pray with them every day, go on retreats, and read the Bible. She says that I have to believe in God, and if not, I'll go to hell.

I'm not even sure if I want to be this religion, but if I told her that, she'd make me seem like some devil worshiper or something.

16 They never, and I mean never, stop talking

Sometimes this happens to me, especially if I feel shy. Often, when I talk to adults, they look and listen to me like, "Aw, look at that cute little girl. She has no idea what she's talking about, but she is only a teen, so I will listen."

I HATE it. I do know a thing or two, you know.

When I try to talk to adults, I'm always cut off. When I actually get to talk, it is when they pause between sentences, but they say, "Don't interrupt us while talking."

If you don't want me to "interrupt," then stop interrupting me.

I usually end up staying at someplace boring that I didn't want to be at in the first place for a very long time.

17 They judge you based on your age

Dad: Why are you blaming me for my height?

Kid: Says the one who judged his child based on his age...

Guess what, being 40 doesn't automatically make you superior or more intelligent than me.

Everything wrong with adults can basically be summed up in this one sentence.

18 They think every song you like is bad

I was listening to Weird Al Yankovic's "White and Nerdy," and my grandma said, "How can you like this? It's just someone talking." She either wasn't listening to the hilarious lyrics or was just ignorant.

They insult you for the songs you like, and then they put on their crappy songs, and you can't insult them because you have to respect them. Like no! I don't care if you're older than me or younger than me, but don't insult me.

I guess I'm lucky I like the same type of music my family likes, huh? But my brother knows how obsessed I am with this one band, you all know, Queen, and he says, "Lemme guess... QUEEN? Again?" I nod, happy he's annoyed.

19 They think they're superior because they do a certain job
20 They always have to know what you're doing

I did some wrong things on the internet once. Now I can't have electronics in my room. The screen must always be facing them, and I can't look many things up. That'll teach us kids to be good with the internet.

It's so annoying when they think you're doing drugs or something, or having sex. I need to have my space if I'm angry or sad. I hate when they trip, ugh! It's like they can't trust you!

My dad is always staring at my computer screen!

21 They are hypocrites

Isn't it so annoying that they are like that? For example, they call you names and swear at you for doing something harmless, yet when you call them names because they did and they are generally horrible to you, they go like, "Don't say that to your own parent." Then I say, "Well then don't say those things to your own child."

Then they do the usual unnecessary punishment.

My relatives tell me that you shouldn't talk about things like butts, poop, and diapers. Yet, whenever they talk about very young children, they talk about butts, poop, and diapers.

22 They think you think you know everything

Yes, this is so true! Sometimes, when I haven't even done anything wrong, or something really minor, they go, "You think you know everything, huh?! Just because you're a teenager, you think you know everything?! You think you're so cool and you know everything?!"

It really hurts that they say that when I've done nothing wrong.

My dad always talks rudely to me when he's mad. If I say something that I know is true, he says, "You think you know everything! But it's ok. You are just a little teen!"

Yeah, this is really, really annoying. I mean, sometimes we aren't even allowed to make minor decisions on our own.

23 They don't let you explain when you say something and they get the wrong idea

If I say something, they like to change the meaning of what I said so it fits with their arguments!

They always assume things when I say the slightest word. It's annoying!

24 They shout at you for breaking a glass but when they do they're like, ''oh we all make mistakes''

We just got a new floor in our house, and I was walking out to get breakfast in the morning. The floor was really slippery, and...

You know what happened next. I fell over. My Dad rushed over, IS THE FLOOR OK?

Meanwhile, Mom drops a knife on the floor...

I know my mom used to scream at me when I broke a glass. When she'd break one, she would just laugh and say, Oops.

Same for when you accidentally spill something or knock something over.

25 They compare the past to the present

I know, right?! My parents are like, "Back in the old days, I was a wonderful child. I had to take care of my siblings and do housework, and the TV only had a kid's channel for 30 minutes every day. Kids these days use way too much screen time."

They say this while watching Netflix on their iPad, on Facebook on their computer, texting on their super new iPhone 7s while I have my mom's used iPhone 4, and watching the football game on our TV.

My dad does that. He always looks back to the day I accidentally broke my brother's fingers with a door. He always uses that as an excuse to get me in more trouble than my brother. He also keeps saying I'm lying about it being an accident.

You were thinking "comparing their lives to our lives," but it's not just that. It pisses me off that my dad does this so much.

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