Friday, December 10, 2010

Adult Authority Figure

I haven't posted anything much in a while, but I was just thinking of a conversation children often have with their parents or teachers. It has to be one of the most annoying things an adult can say to a child.

Child: How do you spell catharsis?*
Adult Authority Figure: Look it up in the dictionary.

What is that all about? It's a) completely illogical, b) lazy and c) just an attempt by Adult Authority Figure to hide their ignorance. Another example of parental stupidity is, 'If you fall over and break both your legs, don't come running to me for sympathy.' Actually, from a medical perspective, that could be considered sound advice.

Can you think of any other stupid things parents say to children?

*I was a precocious child.

1 comment:

  1. YES.
    1) If you don't eat your greens you won't grow up big and strong.
    2) At 8am the curtains will open automatically. So if you're still sleeping/getting dressed the world will see you.
    3) When you're doing your GCSEs/AS/A Levels etc., they'll be people who WANT to do the subject so there won't be so many annoying people.
    4) The room won't tidy itself.

    I understand that this really isn't what you mean. But I feel better now:)