When I was growing up, I would occasionally get annoyed because I thought my parents were too strict or too old-fashioned compared to some of my friends’ parents who let them do whatever they wanted.
Of course, now I realize that they were doing it for my own good and they only wanted me to stay out of trouble and learn valuable life lessons.
Thanks, Mom and Dad!
When you get a little bit older, you can tell when people weren’t raised the right way…at least according to the way that you live your life.
Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this.
1. Pretty trashy.
“You give them a lift and they leave rubbish in your car.
This kind of stunned me as a driver for Lyft and Uber. I’d never dream of leaving my trash in a cab or someone else’s car.”
2. That’s all you need to know.
“How they act as a boss when their employee messes up.
Yelling and belittling shouldn’t be your first option.”
3. Damn Karens.
“Disrespecting people for doing their job.
Karens and male Karens who look down on cleaners, janitors, sanitary workers. They tell their kids that they’ll end up like “those people” if they don’t suceed into stealing or competing with others or some bullshit.”
4. Be nice to everyone.
“How they treat people from whom they have nothing to gain.”
5. How many times have you seen this?
“Lack of personal accountability. They can never admit wrongdoing on their part. It’s always someone else’s fault.”
6. Follow the rules.
“One rule for me one rule for you.
Parents that mess up on the discipline/accountability stage of parenting produce these people.”
7. They don’t like that word.
“The word “no” just means throw a fit and be as obnoxious as you can be until you get your way.
“No” does not mean that rules are rules or someone’s job might be on the line, they’re the important one, not anyone else.”
8. Mind your boundaries, please.
“Not respecting personal boundaries.
If you’re wondering why someone has these sorts of issues, take a look at their parents.”
9. But, back to me…
“Turning conversation back to themselves at all cost.
Being a good listener is a sign of a person raised well.”
10. Playing the victim.
“They always portray themselves as a victim.
Nothing is ever their fault and somebody is always out to get them.”
11. This drives me NUTS.
“They never say please or thank you.”
12. How does this work?
“They don’t know how to do normal household stuff.
I’ve seen people that don’t even know how to make their own coffee or clean a toilet.”
13. This is very important.
“Always pay attention to how someone treats service industry workers, animals, and young children.”
14. Didn’t think about this one.
“They apologize for every little thing.
Probably a sign that they grew up with abusive parents that got mad over anything and everything.”
15. That is rude and gross.
“Who are the guys who spit out their chewing gum into urinals?
I see this all the time at work and I work in a high end corporate place. Do they think it disolves and goes down the pipe? The janitor has to pick that out.”
There are certainly some pretty interesting responses in there, don’t you think?
What are your thoughts on this subject?
How can YOU tell that someone wasn’t raised the right way?
Tell us what you think in the comments, please.