When I was growing up, my dad had awesome hookups for tickets for sporting events.
We went to hockey games, baseball games, and even a few football games.
It was great!
And I think we can agree that we all had SOME kind of perk because of what our mom and/or dad did for a living.
Let’s see what these folks had to say about this!
1. Sounds like a good deal.
Cokes for days!
What perks did you enjoy as a kid bc of your parents jobs? My parents ran a computing company and they had a huge computer with a very primitive couple of games I’d play. They also has a coke machine on the honor system and I drank those all the time.
— scott cunningham (@causalinf) May 14, 2021
2. Pretty cool!
Heaven for a kid.
My dad was in the Air Force, and I had a charmed childhood of being able to ride my bike all over base from a really young age because the base was basically a huge gated community – ice cream shop, movie theater, pool, all of my friends.
— Rebecca Fordon (@theFordon) May 15, 2021
3. Bring on the candy!
A dream come true.
My dad sold coffee, so not a lot of kid-friendly freebies. Except he’d go to all the food tradeshows, and trade coffee for candy with all the candy booths, then bring it home for us and it was *glorious*.
— Don’t believe the hyperbole (@Mikevago) May 14, 2021
4. A good perk.
You thanked him later.
Dad was a painting contractor and worked out deal with the local private school to paint the whole building every summer in exchange for sending us there. 15 years total he did this.
— with JustANobody() as rick: (@rickyteachey) May 14, 2021
5. Meeting celebs.
Ice-T for the win!
Dad briefly had a limo company in the early 90s. I got to meet Queen Latifah, Will Smith and Ice-T. I work in the concert industry, so my Kiddo has been backstage and ran into (sometimes literally) all kinds of artists since she was 5. She’ll realize how cool I am one day.
— Demon Time Scheduling Manager (@ItsMeYorkie) May 14, 2021
6. Best of both worlds.
Which one is better?
My dad was a psychiatrist so i got free psychotherapy 24/7. My mom sold tupperware and for years and years i have had the world’s best pancake warm-keeper ever designed. I love pancakes. pic.twitter.com/vfWNknHL57
— John P de New 🇦🇺🇨🇦🇩🇪🇪🇺 (@DeNewJohn) May 14, 2021
7. Those fees are waived.
Racking up the late fees.
My mom was a librarian. So I never had to pay any late fees for overdue books. pic.twitter.com/i3HWGAwjQf
— Aaron Wudrick 🇨🇦 (@awudrick) May 15, 2021
8. Very cool!
Major bragging rights.
Uhhh my dad worked above a place that programmed Nintendo games and I got to play Mike Tysons Power Punch and the Bill and Ted game before they were released
— Ed Goofup, Jr. (@theschwasound) May 14, 2021
9. Perfect desserts.
Right off the assembly line.
Dad was a mechanic at the Pillsbury mill and plant; he brought home cakes and brownies from the test kitchen as often as he could. Perfect brownies wrapped in white wax paper closed up with masking tape.
— Sassbeard Thee Pyrate (@Sassbeard) May 14, 2021
10. Life in the firehouse.
I bet that was quite an adventure.
My father & 4 uncles were NYC firefighters. We hung out in firehouses, climbed on the trucks, slid down the fire pole & played w/ dogs, who’d often been abandoned at the firehouses, b/c it is a truth universally acknowledged that a dog left at a firehouse will be loved.
— Kathleen Donohoe (@KathleenDonohoe) May 15, 2021
11. Way back in the ’70s.
You could get away with a lot more back then.
I drove around the tunnels of O’Hare airport in a golf cart and went in control tower as a kid in the 70s before security concerns!
— Maura of the Mountains (@mboCOfoco) May 15, 2021
Did you enjoy any perks when you were growing up because of your mom or dad’s job?
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