s/o What do your parents do that make you cringe?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My mom is a loud talker.  She’s so loud that if we are in a restaurant, people can hear her talk all the way on the other side of the room.  Its amazing…

Post # 4
2414 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

My Pops is a nerd.  I love him, but oh man is he a nerd.  Saturday I overheard him explaining Fractals to my SO.  My sister overheard it at the same time and goes “Oh, god, how’d get get onto Fractals, AGAIN?”  (It’s sadly a common topic of conversation.)

Last Christmas I took him shopping for clothes for mum (like I always do – I got my love of glitter and sparkle from my Dad, not my Mum.  And if he isn’t reined in a bit he will buy ONLY clothes with sequins and loud prints.  My Mum is not a glitter girl.  She has a much more classic taste.)  Anyway, he got confused that X and 1X are not the same size.  Because mathematically they have the same value.  No joke.  He went on about this at the store to the sales girl.  I ended up writing a letter to the store’s head office – that girl was the sweetest thing ever.  She laughed and made math jokes with my Dad and returned all the clothes he’d bought in the 1X without me – when they were well beyond the return period.  And she found a coupon deal for him to use when she re-rang everything he was buying.  She went above and beyond, I really needed them to know it was appreciated.  

And he makes really, really bad puns, full on groaners, with EVERYONE.  (My SO does this too.  The two of them together could make your eyes roll back into your head and stay there.) 



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