What Rules Did You Have Growing Up That Were Ridiculous? (r/AskReddit)

Publicat pe 10 dec. 2019
Fresh AskReddit Stories: [Serious] What was a rule in your household growing up that was actually totally ridiculous? --- LIKE AND I WILL UPLOAD MORE REDDIT STORIES!
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  • More of an unusual I’m not allowed to blacksmith alone

  • Some of the ones like the ones that made their kids stay outside for hours in the winter, eat volmit, not wear a shirt at the table and the person that had to sleep in the unheated attic should have had CPS called on them. Also, the anti-phone people, I'm assuming this is a landline, why did they even have phones and a phone service then?

  • each time I thought Livingloveliz's post was gonna stop, it just kept going on and on and on about these ridiculous rules. It's a goddamn house, not a prison.

  • If you missed a day of school you couldn't miss 1 day unless you were sick or suspended

  • A lot of mental illnesses go undetected because the person isn’t self harming or violent to strangers. I feel so sad for everyone in this thread. So sad I almost erased my own shitty childhood. My mother beat me at least 5 times a week, she hit me across the face with the metal part of a belt, she whipped me with cords, she burned me, she called me every dirty word under the sun. One of her rules was “fear me” and she would enforce it by beating us if we were laughing in her presence or not not silent when she came down the stairs. The woman didn’t work, she lived off welfare and made herself meals while we ate one dish throughout the week, even if it smelled rotten by the end of the week. She is trying to be nicer to me, but I can never truly forget. I am no longer sad about it thanks to antidepressants.

  • 9:57 WHAT TYPE of water boy bull crap is this!?!???!!?

  • Spongebob - is the devil Creator if spongebob - i based it off of the seven deadly sins and spongebob is lust Me - well they arent wrong 9:48

  • I know kids that were usually banished to their rooms so dad could play video games in peace.

  • i dont understand how people just obey these rules lol

  • Like my mom's rule for using the shower, we were supposed to only take a weekly 5 minute shower.

  • Why are a majority of these Christians thinking everything is satan's work.

  • I really wish i knew what the benefit of forcing makeup on your child every day was What was her goal? Her plan? I don’t get it

  • My sister had a ton of Barbies. Growing I was not allowed to play with barbies because I would 'develop body image issues'.Yet my mom was always making comments about my body, told me I was overweight, and how I'd be prettier if.... I don't think it was the Barbies that would give me body image issues...

  • This is kinda related, I just feel like sharing. My mom has a hatred of peanut butter. Whenever her mother would make PB&Js (at least once or twice a week), she would force my mom to eat it. For obvious reasons, my mom found ways around this. One time, my mom went to the bathroom and flushed the sandwich and ended up clogging the toilet. Her mom attempted to force her to eat it from the toilet but my mom puked on her and ran away.

  • We don't have any rules at my house lmao

  • Again, all this “devil” stuff I would be like meh whatever because I already align myself with the badguys in stories, and I don’t think he exists anyway.

    • Again what’s with all this stupid crap that people think is satanic?

  • I’d just be like, “The Devil doesn’t exist, and even if It did, I’ve aligned myself with the badguys in stories so many times I’d probably be able to befriend him” at 1:50 Edit: I d probably play along at 4:12 as well for the same reason (not “worshipping” as I’m not even religious but still)

    • At 7:21 as well I would just say he doesn’t exist and if he did, he wouldn’t be interested in some rando wearing a black shirt and continue wearing them.

  • 7:06 same dude,I’m living through this right now. My parents don’t mind me watching Netflix , , and playing mobile games all day but the ps4? Unforgivable

  • Yea, seems fair.

  • Just a weird rule. I had insomnia when I was a kid, and my dad said, "just be quiet,and don't leave your room. I don't really care what you do, just be quiet, and TRY a bit once and a while to sleep." 15/10 great dad!! His b-day is on new years!!

  • Still more vicious parent in my neighborhood grounds my best friend most of the time he’s in the house because A, one grade fell somewhat down. B, he didn’t check to see if there was one lone item in his room he should throw out, and C, he got himself sick. I was roped into one of these groundings one time and in his words he said “You know what? Your friends don’t mean crap! You don’t leave jobs “half done.” You should be caring about your family because we mean everything! Now apologize!” This made me genuinely concerned about what he might do if he noticed all the things I know my homie does.

  • I have an aunt and apparently this applies to all her kids. Never have more than one friend with you at any time in the house. I’ve legit NEVER seen a foreign house entity when I go to hang out over there.

    • Also I theorize that she finds literally anything to make her kids do for chores. Even causing damage herself. My cousin finished his chores one day and the house looked entirely dirtless. Next day, I kid you not, a new routine consisting of five more chores.

  • Remeber, there 's a difference between just being a bit quirky, and child abuse.

  • 5:33 I knew a kid that was only allowed to watch Disney films

  • 1:54 in Islam it is believed that whistling (at night) would call jinn to you, so maybe she's Muslim. But even during the day is a bit out of ✋ hand.

  • When my brothers and i got grounded we had to sit indian style perfectly still for the whole day. From when we got home from school until bed or from when we got out of bed until we went back on weekends or summer. There was a time where my older brother ended up doing this for over 8 months because he kept adding more time for little shit like fidgeting too much. We wernt allowed to go to the bathroom by ourselves during this. Our stepdad would come in and stare us down while we tried to go. I still have problems going in public restrooms if anyone else is ever in there. We wernt allowed to get seconds if we were still hungry even when there were more food. Had to eat everything on our plate as well. I still have problems with eating as im used to piling everything on my plate as i wasnt going to eat anything until the next day. Wasnt allowed to use the upstairs bathroom for some reason. Until we were 10 we were only allowed 2 hours of tv on sunday from 9am to 11am.

  • One rule I had (it’s not a rule anymore) but if we didn’t eat every bite of food on the dinner plate we got our phone taken and were ground for 3 days

  • Being the oldest is a win-lose because all you u get is new, but you see the strictness of your parents go down with every proceeding child after you

  • when i was 13-16 my dad had a psygo girlfriend..... here is a cupel of rules....We had to keep our phones on silent, hear music with headphones, when she would yell for dinner to be ready we coun´t hear her.... and she would get angry and, no dinner or food untill she felt like it..... the time went by and I din´t get offered to eat for 42 h....and I could only have my boyfriend visting if we have been together for 3 mounths..... and many more...... No wonder why I have issus.... sorry english is´nt my first languge... :P

  • Mine : Whatever you do, don't play video games for more than an hour.

  • My African friend had a strange rule No food at the dinner table

  • Only one box of cereal open at a time. If the chore you did isn’t perfect, you apparently didn’t do it. Siblings get candy, I don’t for some reason. All kids kicked out of the couch spot THEY were sitting on for parents. Locked outside in 100 degree weather. Kicked out of the house for no apparent reason. Yeah that’s my family. It’s really annoying.

  • I feel alot better about my life. I dont even think we have any rules in our house. Just dont bounce balls in the living room or cuss.

  • Not in my house, but in a daycare, we were not allowed to watch spongebob because it made kids "stupid" it made zero sense.

  • I know a kid who is only allowed to spend half of his money. If he wants to buy a AAA game, and has sixty bucks, he can only spend thirty of them. Meaning he would have to have 120 bucks instead

  • This wasn't me, but it was my friend from school. He could only play video games for 30 minutes on weekdays, and 1 hour on weekends

  • 8:35 meanwhile my mom wouldn't let me wear any makeup until like 17

  • 1:35 as a fatass that sounds like my dream

  • 6:46 Wait, so you guys talk to your parents like that? I fully thought the TV shows were just doing it for entertainment

  • 11:20 had a similar but she would just get irritated and yell at me

  • A lot of these problems stem from parents being religious fanatics. I think humanity is better off if we finally let these delusions die and not pass on Christianity and Islam to our children.

  • My parents had some weird rules but this one was from my grandparents: if you laugh for too long and couldn’t stop because you had “the giggles” (idk if that is what’s called but whatever), you had to get out of the room until you could act normal again. Really killed the mood. Also: giving subtle hints on how to diet when I was around 13, I wasn’t the thinnest but certainly not overweight, I’m still super insecure about my weight.

  • "No such thing as mutants" Literally everything is a mutant unless you go back to the very first indication of life because biological diversity is just different mutations that work in the enviironemnts they're in

  • For some reason I remember this kid from a school I went to and he could only play on the computer on the weekends, normal enough, then he only got to play for 10 minutes a day.

  • I had no rules😂

  • I want to beat up thisperants

  • Rules like any of these don’t make your kids into good people. They just turn them into strategic sneaky little thieves.

  • Ah yes, enslaved child abuse.

  • I wasn’t allowed to walk around in white socks because they’d get dirty... i can see the point I guess & I had a bedtime of 9:30 on school nights till 11th grade 😂

  • There was a rule that I couldn’t play video games more than one hour a week. If I played 20 minutes over, I would get yelled at and told I would become nothing in life if I kept it up. I had a 4.0 before the rule. Grades went down after. I needed a stress reliever.

  • Holy shit,, I thought I had it bad. 🤪

  • I wonder Why Give a bird wings if it isn't allowed to fly?

  • My friends mom thought that a Nintendo devil existed lol And if we wanted to have a playdate I wouldn’t be able to use my phone and could only play on his switch for 1hour, I never had a sleepover at his place

  • Most of these are sad abusive shits. It makes me really thankful for my parents, but they also have this one weird rule that my 3 brothers and I have to follow. We have to watch naruto together, every evening. It is a must and the only exception is when you're not home at the time. Even when you're sick. I ain't even kidding, we don't even eat dinner together since we live in a small house with small dinner table for two, but every evening after dinner, we have to watch naruto together on the tv. If we're away on holidays, we'll watch it on youtube or kissanime. My parents are not a weeb, and the only anime they watch is naruto. Maybe they just want to bond with us kids, but growing up i didn't realize it was that weird until i'm in middle school and my friends called my family a weeb lol

  • I think that the Daniel videos are that his meme days are over so he reviews memes

  • I'm at 11:18 and I am literally losing a bit of faith in humanity every ducking story I'm serious, I just sat down and thought about people and what went wrong in their lives

  • I came here looking for funny stuff, and instead all I found was child abuse and cruelty.

  • Not an actual rule, but I don't ask for pocket money. Thankfully, I'm 12 and have a job.

  • I feel sorry for the guy with Diablo ll.

  • I wasn't allowed to watch Rabbids Invasion because they don't speak a proper language.

    • Depending on your age for that rule it's reasonable. We learn language by exposure to it. Spending time listening to screeching rather than speech will slow your acquisition.