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Ugh seriously not cool MAAAM and DAAAD. These two parents had to go and set the tone of an otherwise nice check-up convo between loving family members, to instead a paralyzing level of awkwardness. But hey, I'll be the first to suggest that group chats inherently suck -- no matter who is involved. This is the rock-bottom of terrible group chats though, that much is for sure. Though, I might take the quick and deadly stab of cringe in this conversation, over the 98 notifications that last Friday's group chat bitchslapped my deeply irritated phone with. 

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The arresting spectacle that is an adult reverting before your eyes, back to red-faced-angry-baby-shit-packed-diaper-mode is unsettling as it is strangely entertaining --- a train-wreck of a mental meltdown, and you can't seem to look away for the life of you. Kind of like impressively immature reality TV that's populated by pompous, psychotically self-concerned, silicone-altered wannabe celebrities that are always jacked up on Svedka and elementary level gossip. Or, or maybe you've experienced one of these shitshows firsthand. Maybe it was a permanent marker-sniffing, cigarette-munching, vaguely homeless woman who was working on a six pack of high life on the bus yesterday, while you and the unfortunate sea of weary spectators were just trying to get home. Yes, that happened on one of the evening commutes to me. Never thought I'd mention it, till now. Well, sit back, buckle up, and be thankful you weren't around for one of these eruptions.

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Here are more times parents were total assholes and certainly not trying to help their kids in any way. 

Round 1 is here.

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win parents with noisy kids get a discount
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Don't expect to hear a bunch of loud-mouthed, snot-nosed kids screaming at the top of your lungs if you go out to eat. It's like, wow, I can't even finish talking to my goddamn wife about The goddamn Bachelor without hearing some little brat complain that they just want noodles and ketchup for dinner. Eat a real meal, kid! 

So one restaurant is giving parents some incentive for getting their kids to keep quiet. They're giving a five percent discount for "polite" children. 



Antonio Ferrari owns a restaurant in the Italian city of Padua and was so pleased that a youngster could actually go two hours without making everyone's life a living hell that he gave the parents a discount. 

"I didn't know them well to congratulate them," said Ferrai. "It was their first time in my restaurant, so I opted for the discount."

via Gif Soup

I feel so violated by all this knowledge right now. This is when AskReddit hits its stride, and yes, I know some of you are likely already ferociously typing away in the comments section, lodging complaints about 'how we keep posting shit from Reddit'; but dude, the AskReddit section is a goldmine for thought-provoking discussions. We're just trying to share the conversations that struck a particular chord, and this is absolutely one of those. It's easy to forget our parents lived long and potentially booze-soaked, sex-crazed, drug-fueled lives before they settled down (stubbornly or excitedly) to raise our ungrateful, ever retaliating asses.

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