Parents say the darndest things.

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by gizmo_gal, Jun 11, 2008.

Jun 11, 2008
  1. gizmo_gal
    OP

    Member gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,171
    Location:
    1st dimension, Earth
    Country:
    United States
    When I was little, my parents liked to pretend that any non-sense I thought was coming from them was all in my imagination or I was just being unreasonable. But now that I'm older I think back about the "advice" or "suggestions" they used to give to minor problems and I realize that, Parents Really Are Pretty Crazy People--not in a bad way at all. I, like and maybe even unlike many of my fellow tempers, love my parents dearly and try to be a good kid, worry about their future etc, etc. but that doesn't mean that I have to agree with everything they say--especially when it was all folly spoken to make me go sit still and be quiet*

    I've decided that it would be fun to make a small, online book--like a PDF book, Titled "Parents say the darnedest things" and have decided to start a minor online campaign to get people to submit short true/based on true experiences of their parents giving them nonsense advice. It can be as simple as

    Me: Mom, my arm hurts.
    Mom: You'll be okay if you go lie down and be still.

    Or a short story, but I decided that I will launch the campaign here on my favorite web-hangout GBATEMP.NET. [​IMG]

    I plan to carry this campaign as far as I can and make the book up this fall, if you want to then I'd be thrilled to have your stories submitted to my new email address--they can be signed with your name and location, or your username and the site that name is from, or not at all:

    Parentssay@gmail.com.


    *This seems to have been my moms favorite advice for any worldy discomfort short of burning alive or death itself.

    If I was hungry still after dinner then, I needed to go lie down. When it was summer and 6 kids had to share one room with only a rickety rotating fan and we were hot, we needed to "Just lie down and be still." When my sister was being mean and I need parental backup, we were both "just tired" and told that we'd all feel better if we just went in the room and laid down quietly and were still for oh, roundabouts 30 minutes, [​IMG].

    Yeah, so you can all submit or not, hopefully you'll be seeing this around the web a bit as I plan to get at least 100 entries and will be campaigning online to get this off the ground.
     
  2. Prime

    Member Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2007
    Messages:
    3,664
    Location:
    Under your bed
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Well good luck with that....
     
  3. xcalibur

    Member xcalibur Gbatemp's Chocolate Bear

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Messages:
    3,166
    Location:
    Sacred Heart
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Turn off the AC, you'll catch a cold!

    And whenever my mum wants me to turn off the PC, she'll tell me;

    "Turn off the PC or else the PSU will overheat!"



    ... This was with a brand new PSU. She just wanted the PC off for no reason other than it being off.
     
  4. Dio

    Member Dio WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    556
    Location:
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Country:
    United States
    My mom thinks that wrinkles in jeans are a big deal and make people look like bums. But it's really the hipsters that wear their sister's jeans that make them so tight. And only tools iron their jeans XD
     
  5. Commander

    Member Commander GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    Messages:
    210
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    If your running they come out with stuff like "You won't get there any faster."
    Cheaters never prosper.

    Once you think about some of the stuff parents say is really quite stupid.

    ~ Commander
     
  6. TrolleyDave

    Former Staff TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Messages:
    7,762
    Location:
    Wales, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    When I turned 16 my parents turned to me and said "Right, it cost us alot of money to bring you up and you can start paying us back now". Does that count? [​IMG]
     
  7. Dio

    Member Dio WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    556
    Location:
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Country:
    United States
    No, because they're right XD But if you can get away with not paying rent when you get a job then that's fine too.
     
  8. distorted.freque

    Member distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    Messages:
    776
    Location:
    Right about...here.
    Country:
    Canada
    The only funny thing I remember about my mom was when my dad was late at coming home sometimes and she'd worry that he had gone to some bathroom, fainted, and hit his head against a sink. That was really weird.

    Oh! And she once told me that if I have someone eat something with my spit on it...I'd be able to control that person. D:
     
  9. MC DUI

    Member MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,916
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    Country:
    Australia
    One day when me and my two brothers were playing our Sega Master System we must have forgotten to do something my Dad asked us to do. So he came in and blew up screaming "Bloody SEGA!!!" at us and promptly took it away.

    From then on whenever we would do something wrong or forget to do something it was always the "Bloody SEGA!", even if we hadn't even been playing the system.....

    We found it hilarious especially since he kept saying it even once we had systems like the N64 and then a PS2. Me and my mates still use it as a general saying when we are pissed off, lol.
     
  10. TrolleyDave

    Former Staff TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Messages:
    7,762
    Location:
    Wales, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    You must be joking mate. When I turned 16 my parents charged me 30 quid a week to stay there. By the time I'd hit 18 it was 70 quid! I'd say they were trying to get rid of me except they didn't actually leave me enough cash for it! lol
     
  11. gizmo_gal
    OP

    Member gizmo_gal QWEEN of the RadioActive Force!!!

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,171
    Location:
    1st dimension, Earth
    Country:
    United States
    May I assume that, for those who've submitted something on this board that I may credit your username and this site right beneath it in the "book"?

    You should note whether or not you want to be annonymous...
     
  12. TrolleyDave

    Former Staff TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Messages:
    7,762
    Location:
    Wales, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    If you're going to quote me then make anon. Not that I think my old 'uns would ever read the book but most things have been mended now so wouldn't want to drag it all up again if it ever got back to them.
     

Share This Page