You’ll shoot your eye out!
Okay, my parents never actually said that, but they definitely warned me about other things that I was growing up that really didn’t turn out to be that bad.
I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, right?
What did your parents warn you about that turned out to be no big deal?
Here’s what AskReddit users had to say about this.
1. I don’t think it exists.
“Your permanent record.
I’m 55, and nobody has ever asked me about the time I was sent to the principal’s office when I was 16.”
2. Oh, Mom…
“Mom warned me to “avoid any girl who wanted to stick her tongue in my mouth (‘French kiss’) because it would lead me astray.””
3. Doesn’t really matter.
“My mom was obsessed with the idea that all bad s**t only happened after midnight so that was my iron clad curfew.
Guess what Mom? A ton of bad s**t has happened to me in broad daylight.”
4. Sad, but true.
Stranger danger is a real thing, but you’re much more likely to be a**sed by someone you know.”
5. Not bad advice, though.
“My parents both s**ked before having kids, and my mom raised me on stories about how the first time she s**ked a c**arette, she coughed so badly that she threw up. It made staying away from s**king c**arettes pretty easy, because I didn’t want to puke!
Once I was in college I brought up the story to her and she blinked like an owl caught in the sunlight. “Wait, you believed me?”
She said. “I was just trying to get you to not s**ke. If s**king made me vomit, why do you think I s**ked for 15 years?””
6. It’s all chaos.
“The requirement of “having your s**t together.”
Virtually everyone is in various stages of chaos, even if they give the appearance of having everything carefully planned.”
7. A breeze.
“How hard high school is.
Teachers always said you would have to smarten up in high school and you would barely have time for anything.
I crocheted my teacher a sweater for his dog in class once.”
8. Too bad.
“I was told in D.A.R.E. that people would constantly be offering me drugs and trying to get me high and it would be a constant struggle to turn them down.
Imagine my disappointment…”
“Stop playing with the computer, you’ll get dumb.
I’m a software engineer now.”
10. Urban legend.
“Apparently my face will not actually “stay like that” if I make funny faces in the mirror.”
“If you are not a model student and don’t have excellent grades, you will never amount to anything in life.”
12. Not true.
“If I didn’t do everything that was expected of me, I’d end up flipping burgers.
That turned out to be absolutely untrue and there’s absolutely no shame in working in the food industry.”
13. You’re telling me…
“I really thought the Bermuda Triangle would play a stronger role in my adulthood.”
Did your parents warn you about stuff that turned out to not be that bad?
Tell us your stories in the comments.
Thanks a lot!