Sunday, 9 August 2009

Parents!!!

This post is not work related in any way.

Can someone please tell me when parents stop being embarrassing? I ask as I was out with my dad the other night in our club, and he decided to compare nails with a group of twenty year old girls. These girls were not regulars, he had never seen them before and they had only come through to the room we were in to escape the bingo as they wanted to talk and talking during bingo is a big no-no. So these poor girls were exposed to my dad who is in his 70's. He is very touchy-feely as it was OK when he was younger - doesn't care that you are not allowed to touch women these days without their permission. So these girls were comparing their nails and he shoves in showing off his nails and criticising the girl beside him for biting her nails. What is worse is that his nails were better than any of the girls there. One of these days he is going to get us barred but at least they took it as good fun. But as he leaned over the girl I suddenly had a thought; now she knows what is meant when they say old age is creeping up on you!

4 comments:

angus said...

Parents never stop being embarrasing, I remember my old dad when in his sixties climbed a very large holly bush in a park to collect the bits with berries on at the top.

He fell off and broke his arm, and I spent hours in A&E explaining to about seven different doctors and nurses what he had done.

grannysramblings said...

My father was very upset when he came to visit us in Kent. He had been his usual chatty self and wished everyone good morning as he passed them on his morning walk, only to have them hunch their shoulders and hurry off after giving him suspicious looks.

Susan B. at warmchocmilk said...

I think they stop being embarrasing when you are able to trult place yourself in their shoes, and when you accept them for who they are and appreciate all they have done to make your life what it is. I used to be embassarsed by py parents...now, I envy them.

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