Things That I Hate

How Grownups Rule the World

If I said half the things my parents say to me like “go to your room” or “I’m changing the channel, this is crap” I would be grounded for sure. Actually, I think a lot of kids are smarter than their parents. My mom had to ask me to help her use email. Wow, she’s a real genius. Also it’s not fair how parents can just order you around. “Do the dishes or I’ll take away your phone.” Not fair. My phone is my property. I really want to ask “can I take away your phone for doing something mean, then? Of course I can’t, you’re a grownup!”

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  1. Do you pay rent? Do you pay for your phone bill? Your parents are paying for all of these things you use so how dare they ask you to do chores around the house. If you don’t like it, move out, get a job, and pay your own bills while you still know everything.

    • by sazkion
    • 4 August 2010, 8:55 AM
  2. More than that, if you’re a minor, your phone is not your property. Minors cannot own property. It is held on your behalf by your legal guardians (your parents) until you are 18.

    • by Snarkoleptic
    • 4 August 2010, 10:10 AM
  3. Whatever you pay for is yours, Snorky.

    • by Reabob
    • 6 August 2010, 11:23 AM
  4. Legally it is not. If you are a minor, “your” property does not legally belong to you, whether you pay for it or not. Your money is not even yours, legally.

    • by Snarkoleptic
    • 6 August 2010, 11:45 AM
  5. Once you pay for things, you can make rules. I bet your parents would much rather be able to spend their extra money on nice things for them instead of some kid who doesn’t even appreciate them enough to do some chores around the house.

    • by Grownups? really?
    • 8 August 2010, 9:01 PM
  6. If you think about yourself three years ago, it’s kind of embarrassing the things you didn’t know then that you know now. Think about how much older your parents are than you, and how much more important life stuff they must know than you (email isn’t important in life). Now go to your room, or I’ll change the channel, ’cause this is crap.

    • by Blindman McSqueezy
    • 10 August 2010, 11:37 PM
  7. I’m 16. I had sort of the same thoughts you have now when I was 10. But, seriously? The only reason most kids believe that they are smarter than their parents are because we’re the ones still in school. They may have finished school and such, but how long ago was that? You can’t expect them to remember everything. And email? If your parents are old somewhat you can’t expect them to be updated with a lot of whatever technology has to offer.

    Some parents are updated, though, and if you can’t even show your parent how to do something that only takes at most ten minutes, then that makes you lazy and ungrateful. Also, it is fair that they get to order you around. You’re their kid, they made you. Not only that, but they provide everything for you—food, a home, etc., including your cellphone. If you don’t pay the phone bills, it’s not your phone. If they buy you something, technically it’s theirs, not yours. When you start paying for things on your own with money you earned, not from your parents either, then you can rightfully say it’s yours.

    There’s a reason why “grownups rule the world”: experience.

    And Snarko is right.

    • by Tiffy
    • 17 August 2010, 3:39 PM

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