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23 People Share Their Parents' Most Frustrating "Back in My Day" Rants

Sure, we'd all love to own a house by now, but things have changed in the last few decades. You just can't find a nice place in a good neighborhood for 3 quarters, a loaf of bread and a handshake. If your parents have no concept of how things actually work anymore and are completely full of BS, you may find these relatable, or at least really, really annoying. For the funniest thing we've seen this week, check out this facebook group where millennials pretend to be baby boomers.

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    askreddit - Text - enjollras 26.5k points 14 hours ago It always drove me nuts when my parents would complain about how we never spent any time outdoors, because back in their day they'd be tramping through the woods at all hours of the night. I wanted to do that, but I wasn't allowed outside.
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    askreddit - Text - WackyNephews 22.0k points 14 hours ago My dad used to tell us about how he and his sisters had to walk 6 kms to school each way in blinding blizzards, in eight feet of snow, with only plastic bags to keep their feet warm, while somebody slapped them on the back of the head with a cold fish. And of course we believed him. Then one day at the farm, in the woods by the back forty, we found this old carriage on sled runners with a wood burning stove. We asked Grandpa what it was I
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    askreddit - Text - darthbiscuit80 21.5k points 16 hours ago My dad and uncles/aunt like to rant about how young people don't have any honesty or work ethic. My oldest and youngest uncle made moonshine. My middle uncle stole cars. My dad built moonshine running cars out of the parts and my aunt ran off with a 50 year old sugar daddy at 15. It took the car stealing uncle going to jail to straighten them out
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    askreddit - Text - caravanofcapybaras 11.2k points 16 hours ago When they get nostalgic over things like Encyclopedias and catalogs. Don't play. You hated searching and waiting as much as we do. You love Amazon and Wikipedia too.
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    askreddit - Text - MedicatedManicMommy 10.6k points 16 hours ago Carseats. I dont care if you drove around with a baby laying in the front seat of your car, you aren't taking my toddler ANYWHERE without a carseat
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    askreddit - Text - Gottalovecake 10.0k points 13 hours ago edited 1 When I was eleven, I was hit by a car crossing the road, and it messed up the muscles in one of my legs, but I didn't officially find out about it until a couple years ago (I'm 23). So in high school I'd walk to school every day and every day my calf muscle would feel like it was about to snap. I would tell my parents all the time, and always got the "In our day, we walked to school every day and it was way further blah blah bla
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    askreddit - Text - ZetaVI 21.0k points 16 hours ago 2 All through my teenage years my mom would get mad that I didn't know how to cook, or clean something good enough, or use something correctly(usually gardening tools), ect "When I was your age I could run my family's B&B single handed!" Then when she was done telling me how stupid I was for not knowing she'd take over and tell me to go away. Thanks for teaching me how to do it right.
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    askreddit - Text - 13 hours ago anonymous_subroutine 10.0k points Got yelled at when I quit a job in college that paid $8/hr "I made $3/hour when I was your age, I would have killed to make that" Uh, something something inflation.. Quit after I realized the money I made in a month would barely pay for one of my textbooks, and I was taking 18 credits and didn't have enough time to actually read them
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    askreddit - Text - ceramicthumb 19.1k points 16 hours ago That their parents were way stricter and more overbearing so we had no room to complain.
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    askreddit - Text - Somerandomwizard 9.6k points 15 hours ago Dad: back in my day, if your dad made a joke about you and you make one back, he'd take you out back and beat you for disrespect! Me: that doesn't seem respectable, beating people who you don't like up? Didn't you teach me to not do that? Dad: that was extremely disrespectful and in my day I would have whipped you with my belt for that
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    askreddit - Text - 15 hours ago edited 6 hours LilPeaHen 13.5k points "You kids get a trophy for everything now. You never learn how to try hard." Yes, when I was a child I got participation trophies. And they felt very patronising. Also, I was 7. I didn't ask for the damn trophies. It was your generation who was giving them to me
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    askreddit - Text - Rignorok42 9.0k points 16 hours ago Out of date job hunting advice. "No mom, going in every day and demanding to speak to a manager IS NOT more effective than being polite and applying online!"
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    askreddit - Text - LoveAndDynamite 5.0k points 16 hours ago Apparently there was actual shit you could buy for a quarter. Like great. There's not anymore. What significance does this have to me? Nothing? Thought so.
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    askreddit - Text - cozmcrae 4.8k points 12 hours ago My mother would try and claim my siblings and I were lazy because when she was 14 she used to come home from school, walk the dogs then dance all night. Turned out this translated to she would go out drinking and clubbing underage
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    askreddit - Text - ckennethmzb 4.5k points 14 hours ago edited 8 The 50s were the best!!!.. my dad was born in 1958
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    askreddit - Text - 15 hours ago Safebiscuit99 3.6k points "i was an honor roll student! it isnt that hard!" -My mother who took arts in high school, never went to college, and arguing with me about how its not difficult to keep grades up Im a physics major, mom. you dont know anything about what im doing.
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    askreddit - Text - ikyle117 2.3k points 13 hours ago My dad is always bitching about "today's athletes". How they choose money and hold out or don't play while injured. In any other job, you would go where the money is, why is it you have to be loyal in sports? Sure enough, when KD was sitting out in the finals, he thought "You could never get me to sit during the finals, no matter what!" Then KD injures himself and I shit you not, he ranted about how you have to be smart about injuries or you j
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    askreddit - Text - CheetahDust 1.9k points 15 hours ago There not being gay people back in the day. Like it's a brand new invention of the left. LOL
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    askreddit - Text - EggeLegge 12.3k points 16 hours ago Dial phones. They complained about how kids these days (specifically my brother and I) don't know how to use them after forgetting we had one in the house until I was seven, and I know full well how to use one.
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    askreddit - Text - MattsyKun 5.6k points 13 hours ago edited 2 hours ago My grandma hates computers, and insisted that I continue practicing my cursive (which sucked ass) because I would have to write all of my high school/college essays in cursive like she did. Same with my mom. Jokes on them now; my handwriting is the bastard child of print and cursive (unless I write really slow) and computers are a thing
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    askreddit - Text - mustXdestroy 451 points 12 hours ago My friends dad used to always tell us that if we were motivated we could go to the nearest grocery store, get a job as a bagger and become store manager in a matter of months
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    askreddit - Text - LiquidSoCrates 11.8k points 13 hours ago Back in their day, only complete losers had cars in high school. According to them, the cool guys were on the school bus with all the pretty girls. And they told me that shit with straight faces.
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    askreddit - Text - lyricsofalifetime 5.6k points 13 hours ago My stepdad always rants about me not buying a home when he bought one at 21 years old. He always forgets to mention that it only cost him 22 thousand dollars.
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