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'My coworker named her baby Strawberry Rain': 20+ cringeworthy baby names

'My coworker named her baby Strawberry Rain': 20+ cringeworthy baby names

We all know someone in our lives who made a questionable choice when naming their child. Some people like to be “original” without realizing that they are potentially scarring their baby for life by trying to be cool and different. Don't get me wrong: every so often, there's a unique baby name that genuinely works. But nine times out of ten, the bold baby names are a full swing and a miss. And guess who's stuck with that name for life? An innocent kid! Below is a compilation of some of the most…
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'He thanked me for being a concerned "Daddy" as a backhanded insult': Tik-Tok Teacher dismisses parent's concern about his videos of their child

Recent developments in “mass content” social media have resulted in this strange divergence in the population. On one hand, there are those who share everything online and post every little detail of their day as if they're living their life on a stage. On the other hand, is the rest of the population who are horrified at the very thought of sharing a single image of themselves, let alone videos with entire monologues about intimate details of their lives. Now, you're free to live your own life…
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‘She said I was corrupting our son’: Father buys his son fast food so that the boy can fit in with his friends; vegan wife flips out

Vegans always have to tell everyone they're vegan and they incessantly force their vegan-ness on everyone around them. The Holy Crusade of veganism is a plague of misplaced good-intentions, which is all fun and games until we find families caught in the cross-hairs.
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'Parents are unbelievably delusional': Teachers share out-of-pocket requests from the parents of their students

Being a teacher is a very under-appreciated career path. Oftentimes, teachers are dealing with overcrowded classrooms, so while they're trying to teach one student to spell ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, they're juggling a gaggle of banshees starting a coup in the opposite corner. The last thing most teachers need heaped on their plate are the asinine demands of feral parents.
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'My mum got in his face': Parent stands up for her wheelchair-bound son, flexing the full power of their car's handicapped sticker as petty revenge on a stickler doorman

Handicapped people get dibs on the choice parking spots– and they deserve to! Life is hard enough when you're struggling to be mobile, the least the rest of society can do is let you park right in the front. For most folks, it is second nature to be lenient to people with disabilities, even if there is no technical handicapped spot, but for one doorman, a real stickler, the rules of the street would NOT be bent on his watch.
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‘I cannot be in a long sleeve floor-length gown in the heat for 8 hours’: Mother-to-be stands up to an entitled bridezilla, refusing to abide by absurd dress code demands in order to protect her pregnancy

Some people have dreamed about their wedding day since they were a little kid. Childhood dreams of Cinderella dresses, clinking champagne flutes, and a black-tie affair can sail through a kid's mind without a second thought, but in the deep south, an outdoor, summertime, black-tie event is a little more complicated to plan than an enchanting Disney-style ball. Guests could lose more than a glass slipper in those hot n' sweaty conditions...
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'Expose the fraudsters': Mother takes fraudulent HOA down from the inside

HOAs can be a modern nightmare—a group often run by meddling, pedantic busybodies who have nothing better to do than strictly enforce rules that they made and voted on themselves. But, while they might often be bored and overzealous, at least they're providing… something—right? Adding order to the orderless, civility to what would otherwise be a barbaric existence. Well, it turns out that's not always the case. It turns out that sometimes, or at least in this instance, your HOA may just be a sh…
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Protective Parent Goes Into Mom-Mode When Her Uncle Threatens to Call the Cops on Her 6-Year-Old For 'Stealing' a Banana From the Fruit Bowl

There's always a little drama at the family barbecue. No matter which way you slice those Deviled Eggs, there's going to be a cousin or a random Auntie causing a stink. In most families, there's at least one grouchy grump that's ready to ruin the entire day for everybody– in this case, over a the likes of a ripe-n-delicious banana.
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'After a week with no electronics, it finally happened': Father takes son's devices, makes himself late for work

'After a week with no electronics, it finally happened': Father takes son's electronics, only to have the punishment backfire on him

It's your job as a parent to try to raise your kid right. You try to instill good values and push them to be kind, hardworking, and to follow the rules. But of course, kids definitely do not always follow rules, especially when they're young. This person remembered a funny tale from when he was in elementary school . He did something to annoy his father, though neither of them can recall what the incident was anymore. So u/Zylly's father decided the best course of action was to take away all hi…
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'Just like that, I was unemployed': Game store exec fires employee for refusing to sell his teenage son a video game

'Just like that, I was unemployed': Game store exec fires employee for refusing to sell his teenage son a video game

This person was just trying to follow the rules . But that didn't matter at all to the store they worked for. At every job, there are specific rules that you have to follow. Sometimes you can bend the rules a bit to make your life easier. But some things are too important to mess around with. Age restricted items would probably fall under that second category. This person, u/PM_ME_UR_DIPLOMA, had a story for r/TalesFromRetail on this very subject. They write that while working at a video game s…
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'She purposely dumped coffee on a kid': Wife teaches friend's kid a hard lesson when parents refuse to intervene, parents freak out

Some people simply refuse to maintain any control over their children in public, though the real problem comes from the fact that these same parents usually haven't bothered to teach their children how to behave in public either. Sure, if you want to do gentle parenting and all that newfangled jazz, be my guest, but just be sure you aren't just mistaking the word “gentle” for the word “lazy” and are actually putting in the hard yards to make sure you're kids learn the lessons they ought to and…
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‘You messed with the wrong neighbor’: Neighborhood middle school kids throw eggs at neighbor's car, neighbor drives egg-covered car to their parent's house to get even

‘You messed with the wrong neighbor’: Neighborhood middle school kids throw eggs at neighbor's car, neighbor drives egg-covered car to their parent's house to get even

‘Kids these days’ is a saying that has been used for centuries to describe the younger generation, who have some serious courage (more than I ever had, to be sure). Kids don't really get the implications of their actions unless they are taught a lesson, and that lesson can come in all shapes and forms. Good parenting is critical to solving recurring issues, such as the one I am about to tell, and luckily the dad in the story understood the assignment. OP began his tale by explaining how two kid…
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'Why are you always dressing your girl in pink?': Karen neighbor gets mad at father for dressing his 2-year-old daughter in pink clothes

'Why are you always dressing your girl in pink?': Karen neighbor gets mad at father for dressing his 2-year-old daughter in pink clothes

This bizarre and completely unnecessary exchange did not help this Karen's cause at all. She accosted her neighbor demanding to know why he always dressed his two-year-old daughter in pink clothes. Her logic was that while girls traditionally enjoy the color, they deserve the opportunity to wear other colors as well. Listen, from an ideological standpoint, we're inclined to agree with this Karen's thinking. However, there is no way she is seeing what this young girl is wearing all the time, so…
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'I feel like I'm justified': Dad gets roasted online for leaving son's wedding early, directly after the ceremony

Part of having kids and being a parent is showing up for your kids and continuing to show up for them through their lives. So, when you're absent from one of the most important events in your life, what are they supposed to think? Further—when their spouse calls to let you know how much you've let your now-adult child down and you have the audacity to call your child back and declare that their spouse has a temper , don't be surprised when you get completely cut out of their life. This post is…
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'Get your kids out of the way': Wannabe mom-fluencer gets banished from the park after dominating the playground for her own personal photoshoot

Mom-fluencers are objectively the worst. Half the time, they're the type of parents that film their child's tantrums to teach their 20,000 followers how to manage meltdowns, but in real life they're forgetting to give their kid any genuine attention, they're late to pick them up from school because they were live-streaming at Target, and they're the parent that would rather get those likes instead of putting a bandaid on their kiddo's scraped knee.
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‘They never did it again': Neighbor gets even with kids who dump trash over fence, throws trash right back into their backyard

‘They never did it again': Resident gets even with neighbor's kids who dump trash over fence, throws trash right back into their backyard

Having kids as neighbors can result in quite a hassle if their parents aren't doing their job right… These kids in particular were an absolute headache for an entire neighborhood, as they would constantly throw trash (among other things) over their backyard fence. One of the residents in the neighborhood had been moving some of the stuff that had ultimately ended up blocking the sidewalk for years. That is, until he ended up scrolling the neighborhood Facebook, finding out that he wasn't the on…
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