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What is the most irritating thing your parents ever said to you ?

  1. learner365 profile image75
    learner365posted 5 years ago

    What is the most irritating thing your parents ever said to you ?

  2. Don Fairchild profile image79
    Don Fairchildposted 5 years ago

    While looking for a lost piece of clothing, I would ask if anybody had seen the missing item.  The most annoying reply was, "Where did you leave it?".  I guess if I knew where I left it, I would know where to find it.  Most irritating!

  3. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    "Well, here's the thing". It was the phrase my father always said. He repeated it over and over until the very phrase irritates me. I've told my partner that if he says that phrase, he is sleeping on the couch.

  4. wizardofodds profile image71
    wizardofoddsposted 5 years ago

    "Because I said so" or "Because I am the parent and you are the child." They did not parent like dictators by any means, but when they said this it sure felt like it!

  5. James Peters profile image82
    James Petersposted 5 years ago

    As an up and coming "smart-ass" teenager, I developed a language skill that got me a few "pops" in the back of head or an occsional slap across the mouth. So, more often than not, when an argument was starting to stir, I was more than ready to participate. Not so much with my father, but with my mother...it was on!
    And she knew it.
    So after my mother was done yelling & screaming, I was only to happy to put in a word or two. So, in order for her to stop me before I opened my mouth, my mother would say, "YOU BETTER SHUT-UP WHEN YOU'RE TALKING TO ME!"

    That would just irritate the crap out of me.

  6. somethgblue profile image86
    somethgblueposted 5 years ago

    My parents which are very highly educated individuals are naive sheep like the rest of you fools. They still believe in the American dream and that the American government is here to help each citizen.

    I woke up to this annoying phrase every morning for years . . .

    Were all in our places,
    With bright shining faces,
    and this is the way,
    we start a new day

    Is it any wonder I became a serial killer!

  7. Lauryallan profile image80
    Lauryallanposted 5 years ago

    Anytime I did something with a bunch of friends that my mother disapproved of she used to say, "If Kate jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?" Eventually I got old enough to come up with a few responses that earned me a slap or two.
    Conversation would go along the lines of...
    Mum: "If Kate jumped off a bridge would you jump too?"
    Me: "Well, it depends."
    Mum: Develops puzzled look and then asks "Depends on what?"
    Me: Well, are you on the bridge or at the bottom of the bridge?"
    Swift slap my way.

    The other thing that earned me a slap was when I was unable to eat everything on my dinner plate. She'd tell me about the starving kids in Africa. (My mother is African so she painted a great picture, but we lived in the UK and after hearing this almost every week since you can remember you start to lose your temper. I appreciated that we had what a lot of children don't but whether I eat it or not isn't going to have any kind of effect on them) So I asked for a stamp so I could send it to them. Needless to say I got a slap.

  8. denise.w.anderson profile image93
    denise.w.andersonposted 5 years ago

    As a teenager, I backed into another vehicle in a parking lot, and my dad found out what happened. I thought he would be terribly angry. Worse yet, he simply said to me, "I thought you took driver's ed." I could have handled him yelling at me, but the disappointment he expressed instead made me really feel bad!

  9. Deerwhisperer profile image75
    Deerwhispererposted 5 years ago

    "Because I said so." This is what mom used to say when she wanted us to do something but didn't want to be questioned about it.

  10. Insane Mundane profile image60
    Insane Mundaneposted 5 years ago

    As a kid, while being glued to the bed and not wanting to get up, I always hated the phrase "rise and shine" - when they would try to wake me up for school.  As an adult, I still detest the alarm clock, but at least the one I have doesn't talk; ha!

  11. miss1magination profile image65
    miss1maginationposted 5 years ago

    Growing up with 4 sisters, we would usually have many arguments. When my mum couldn't control us, she'd tell dad:( when he got home we'd have to stand in a line if we don't own up who did what. Neither of us would dob or own up. So we all got a smack each with the belt. I find this irritating we all got in trouble that wasen't fair!

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    Logicofhappinessposted 5 years ago

    "Im not angry, im disappointed"

    It is irritating, frustrating, upsetting, and ironically disappointing.

  13. rouilliewilkerson profile image61
    rouilliewilkersonposted 5 years ago

    "Are you gonna eat that?" When I had to sit in front of a plate of scrambled eggs with that white runny streak in it for dinner that night (after school and well pass breakfast when it was first introduced). My mom said this....I just remember eyeballing her contentiously – perhaps squinting with evil intent, ashtaqfir’Allah (may god forgive me).