Things you dread your parent saying
Have you read the TV guide. It’s flippin ace which is tragic given how utterly abominable the rest of it is. Surprisingly the daily what’s-on recommendations are not aligned to the mentality of the readers/paper.
Post-xmas at the in laws I intended to track down a way of getting the Mail TV guide (even paid for) without having to buy the rest of the paper or in any way indicate to the owners/industry auditors that I like The Mail. However I never looked into it.Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
thingsparentstext is quite good for a laugh. Even if they’re probably not real.
 maybe not.
My Dad telling me he’d got gangrene in his big toe and the first he knew about it was when a big lump of dead flesh fell off as he took his sock off out was one of those ‘too much information’ moments.Posted 4 years agosurroundedbyhillsSubscriber
My mother only buys the Mail for the crosswords and by that I don’t mean the headlines!
Took my mum to task when,over the Christmas holidays, she began reading bits of the Mail out loud, she only did it the once. The kids were in the background pissing themselves laughing at me and my mum arguing over why the “source” in a DM article is never actually named.
My mum doesn’t ever say much directly but her condecension of anything “new” is quite articulate.Posted 4 years agoBig DaveMember
My dad reads the Daily Fail. It gives him something new and immigration related to bang on about every day. I wouldn’t wipe my arse on it even if we ran out of bog roll.
Then again he also watches Crap In The Attic and Hovels Under the Hammer with the volume turned up to the max. I think it is all to do with getting old and the fact some peoples world view shrinks as they age.Posted 4 years agoCletusMember
I can remember my dad saying “I’m just trying to give you the benefit of my experience……..” which was the cue for me to turn off.
He died when I was 19 and as I get older I realise what a practical, intelligent chap he was. My mum and he renovated a house whilst both working and bringing me and my brother up. He was willing to turn his hand to any DIY/garden task and made a good job of it. I am always amazed at how good their garden looked when I look at old photos.
I now catch myself saying similar things to my kids. They do not really listen but I hope they will look back as fondly on me as I do on my father.Posted 4 years ago
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