These kinds of stories give me life. Because we can all relate to our parents humiliating us in public at some point in our lives, right?
Of course! That’s part of the job description.
A guy on Twitter started a pretty epic Twitter thread about this very subject that I think all of us can appreciate.
What is the most embarrassing thing your parents have ever done in front of you?
Mine is probably when, half way through a punk gig, my mum, having heard that I was there, turned up at the rough local pub and dragged me home.
I was sixteen.
I was also the band’s lead singer.
— Nick Harvey (@mrnickharvey) November 8, 2019
Ohhhh, this is gonna be fun!
1. Your balls!
A cycling holiday with my parents in the 80s, my dad wearing a pair of far too short shorts and when getting off his bike flashed his testicles at the entire cafe. Remember my mum shouting ‘Peter! Your balls!’
— Happy Project Ldn (@HappyProjectLDN) November 10, 2019
2. Mom’s humor.
The day my mum was discharged from hospital after her mastectomy, a nurse said, “Now, have got everything, Mrs Campbell? Not left anything behind?”
Mum answered, “No, just my left tit.”
My uncle RAN to his car and I had to walk her out, howling.
— Mags Campbell (@writersblock08) November 8, 2019
3. A close call.
On holiday in Malta, my Dad took us all on “family walk”. 2 hours later, lost and with light fading a black helicopter appeared, hovered above us, shone his search light and the loud speaker boomed……
“you are in a military live fire zone”
— David ????????????? (@dgutte) November 9, 2019
4. That is pretty weird.
We had to be interviewed by the scary headmistress of my school before I could be accepted as a pupil. Dad had a bad back & mum had just had a minor operation. So he spent the interview lying on the office floor while my mum could only stand up. Weirdest 45 minutes of my life
— Boo (@BermondseyBoo) November 9, 2019
5. I’ll take them off, then.
It was the 70s and my dad (working class lad made good) rocked up at at a very posh restaurant. Was told jeans weren’t allowed so he took them off. There. In front of the maitre d’ & guests ?
— Ｓｕｅ Ｖｅｎｅｅｒ? (@sueveneer) November 10, 2019
6. Come on, dad!
My dad came to collect me from a nightclub. I went outside to meet him and he was checking people’s ID’s! As a burley, bald ex rugby player dressed in a black leather jacket everyone coming in assumed he was in charge. The night club bouncers thought it was hilarious. I died.
— Jessica Sparkes (@JessicaRS) November 10, 2019
7. Straight from the DJ booth.
Similar to your story except I was 15 and in a club. My grandad decided to come and get me?. Even worse, he got the DJ to call out my name and say ‘your grandads here to pick you up’.
— Dollyday (@welovepampering) November 8, 2019
8. That’s pretty nice.
That’s rough. At 16 my brother was lead guitarist in a punk band. I once saw my mum, a classically-trained musician, standing at the back of one of his gigs in her smartest clothes, quietly beaming with pride. Love my mum.
— Jason Davies (@JasonPtrDavies) November 8, 2019
9. Never having kids.
Both parents were doctors so when I was eight and my mum was pregnant I asked how the baby got in there and how it will get out. Naturally they decided it was time for my first anatomy lesson and mum showed me her bits while dad explained the process.
I have no children.
— Just Cameroon (@just_cameroon) November 10, 2019
I once told Mother that my friends and I would keep our money in our teenage girly bras so we didn’t need a handbag. She said she couldn’t do that as she didn’t wear one – and proved it by lifting her top up in the high street and singing “WOOOO” loudly.
— Mitten d’Amour (@MittenDAmour) November 8, 2019
11. Helen, it’s time to go home.
Was at a local nightclub and it was past my curfew. I was cutting shapes on the dance floor when the DJ stopped the music to announce ‘Helen, your mum called and you need to go home’
— Miss Konstantine (@giftedHKO) November 9, 2019
12. Hahaha, classic!
We had to go to a pre-viewing of my 10 year old sister’s sex education class so all the parents could approve it. We were a bit late and he burst in declaring to the room “sorry, typical bloke, missed the foreplay”
— Sam Whyte (@SamWhyte) November 9, 2019
13. A dad power move.
When I was 11 I left the house and made it to the school bus without my coat, despite it being below freezing, once the bus was moving I claimed victory, until my father overtook us, did a handbrake turn in the road to make it stop then boarded the bus to hand me my coat.
— Marcus Mitchell ? (@MarcusjMitchell) November 9, 2019
14. Stay off the field.
Went down injured in a rugby match and saw my mother running onto the pitch yelling “are you ok” and “he’s my son”. It took me a decade to hold my head up in the club.
A decade later I went to tackle a second row and my fiancee yelled out “leave him alone, you’re too big”.
— John Walshe (@WalberryCP) November 9, 2019
15. Brawling mom.
My Mum turned up drunk at my 18th birthday in a club and punched my boyfriend in the face for talking to another girl. The girl was his cousin. I was almost dumped on my 18th birthday.
— Life Didn’t Begin At 40 (@did_40) November 8, 2019
My lord, those are hilarious.
Now be honest with us…your parents have humiliated you before, right? Let’s keep this train rolling!
Don’t hold back on us now!