Embarrassing things your parents do or did

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Pretty self-explanatory title...

 

While I could string together a long list, something my Dad was pretty much the worst.

 

Regardless of where he was, my Dad was a seemingly proud "crop duster"...and not the silent variety either...he would float audible air biscuits any time or place, in time with his stride. At the store with some my friends, Dad up ahead a few feet, us just goofing around when all of the sudden we hear my dad doing his impression of Gaseous Clay. As the Fabulous Furry Freak Bros. would say "Prooooooooot"...yeah, thanks for that Dad. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang had nothing on him.

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Oh gosh, I hope my daughter never gets to see this thread. Her mother was/is a wee bit of an embarrassment.

 

But I will tell a story about my mother that embarrassed my sister. Any Irish peer reading this may remember the times ..

 

All over the news (in the early 70s) we were being warned that everything was running out ... One of the many items listed was toilet paper. So my mother went up to our local grocery store and asked them to keep the tissue paper that oranges were wrapped in ..

 

She then proceeded to cut them up into (smaller) squares, thread them and then hang them up in the loo. My sister had a pal staying over one night and she begged my mum to buy proper toilet paper.

 

I think mum didn't (I cannot remember the incident but my sister tells it with such pain which is why I think her request fell on deaf ears)

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My dad just blames the dog...or when they were on a ghost tour, the ghosts.

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Embarassed or Proud, I dunno... But my dad can walk 9 steps whilst letting one rip... :unsure:

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Another story involves my sister, too. The embarrassment did not happen but could very well have.

 

My sister had invited some friends for dinner and the discussion of mothers came up. One pal said to my sister: If you think your mother was bad wait till I tell you about my mother:

 

I come home one afternoon and I see some weird stuff around the roses. So, I asked my mother what she had done and my mother told me:

"I had read in some magazine that hair was very good fertilizer for roses so I went up to the bathroom and cleaned all the hairbrushes and put the loot around the bushes"

 

My sister listening to this turned around and said, dry as you please:

"The difference between your mother and my mother is:

Had my mother read such wisdom she would have gone to the local hairdresser and asked if she could sweep the floor and take the rubbish home with her"

 

This was met with gales of laughter .. It described my mother to a tee.

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Far too many things to count and far too embarrassing to admit here.

 

oh, don't be shy. :D

 

i didn't even mention the fact my Mom used Comet as toothpaste. :ph34r:

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Baddoggie: I WISH my parents would have kissed me good bye when dropping me off at school... :-) but I was walking to school alone every day. Perhaps not the first week but ever since

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Most recently, my mother asked the best man at my wedding whether he was the groom.

 

Along the same lines, at my much-older sister's wedding, my Dad walked up to his ex-wife of 28 years and introduced himself. seriously.

 

At least he wasn't "dustin'"...

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Along the same lines, at my much-older sister's wedding, my Dad walked up to his ex-wife of 28 years and introduced himself. seriously.

 

At least he wasn't "dustin'"...

 

Maybe he wanted to start over again ;)

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Far too many things to count and far too embarrassing to admit here.

 

Ditto.

My mother likes to make outlandish statements such as:

"Oh I am really curious if the Japanese and Chinese people have restricted eyesight cause you know their

eyes are slanted."

or

"I can't believe your cousin married a Ching-Chang-Chong (a Chinese girl), I mean he is a really handsome guy."

:rolleyes:

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My father virtually shouts into the phone when calling Germany. He seems to believe that speaking louder is neccessary when covering larger distances by phone.

 

My dad does the same.

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Been thinking...I can only come up with embarrassing things I have done :blink: and i am so not telling :P

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Not particularly embarrassing, just typical of my mother.

 

When about 50 family members from all over the world descended on a place in the middle of nowhere is east Poland for a family wedding a few years ago, my mother went off and got a bit lost. Although it being the modern world and all she had a phone and sent my dad a text, my dad just laughed and showed it to me asking what he’s supposed to do with that. It read;

 

ru there? I am here!

 

Another thing my mother does is write text messages what she believes is sms speak, in that if she is running out of space at the end of one txt, she’ll just write the first letters of the last few words to make it fit.

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I could come up with a whole list of how I embarrass my children - but that's the whole point, it's about embarrassing them and not me so I ain't saying anything.

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