My Dad's embarrassing behavior! (slight vent)

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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1018 posts
Bumble bee

@fancymichelle:  Is your dad elderly? My dad does embarassing stuff like that too AND I used to work as a cashier and I got the craziest comments…I’d consider what your dad said to be small talk compared to what I’ve heard!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My father used to tell me that parents are contractually obligated to make their children cringe as much as possible – and that he was head of the class. Yup.

I have to agree with you about the “slaves” comment though. I would find that really uncomfortable too.

As for how this might be “white privilege,” I’m not sure what you mean by that. I’m sure kids of all ethnicities have mortifying parents. Perhaps you meant “first world problem” instead?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

The only one I agree about is the slave comments. I’ve made some productivity suggestions to employees before — I used to work retail so if I could make their life a bit easier, great! It isn’t a big deal if they’re not interested.

I don’t see how saying “Cute guy would probably like to hug you” is sexual harassment.

My dad says stuff like this all the time. He’s trying to be funny mostly, so I just shrug it off.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@fancymichelle:  Oh. Well were all the people he spoke to non-white? Even if they were though, that doesn’t mean white privilege. Really if anything, I would maybe put some of it down to Mansplaining.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@fancymichelle:  Your post totally made me think of Chevy Chase’s character Pierce on Community. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@FutureDrAtkins:  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA omg can’t breathe. YES.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

He sounds JUST like my Dad! (Which is not really a good thing…)

My Dad once told a Subway employee that he and I should “Marry and create lovely Aryan children together.”

And he was only mostly joking.

I have no idea of it’s an age thing or a “no filter thing” or if he’s just insane.

So anyway, you have my deepest sympathies!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

I laughed so hard yesterday when I was watching the episode where he says “Why don’t they call black Friday Jew Friday?” OMG SOOOO wrong!!

 

 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@fancymichelle:  I was born and raised in California myself. I had people blatantly hit on me while I was working (that pissed me off) but the comment seemed innocent enough.

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