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I always thought my parents were quite strict, but I can't think of anything they actually banned me from doing, whereas a good friend was under no circumstances allowed to watch ITV because of the adverts.

This week's Time Out mentions some poor sod who was banned from sitting in the aisle seats at cinemas because, according to their mother, "drug dealers patrol the aisles, injecting people in the arm."

What were you banned from doing as a kid by loopy parents?

(, Thu 8 Mar 2007, 12:37)
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My dad is a philosophy lecturer, and as I was growing up he encouraged me to always argue my case. If I could provide a good argument, he'd let me do whatever I wanted.

Me: Can I stay out all night at the party on Saturday?
Dad: Why do you want to do that?
Me: Because it will help me to integrate with my peers.
Dad: There'll be drink and drugs there. That's bad.
Me: Er ... But alcohol and tobacco are harmful drugs and they are legal. Isn't that just hypocrisy? You hate hypocrisy.
Dad: There's the matter of the law. You are underage for drinking.
Me True, but ... age is as much a matter of personal maturity as numerical calculation. The law doesn't consider this. I can handle it.
Dad: OK, so why do you have to stay all night?
Me: Because the girls won't be drunk enough to sleep with me until about 11.00, and then I'm going to need a couple of hours to do the job properly. Then it'll be too late for public transport and I don't want to wake you up ...
Dad: Hmm. I don't want any teenage pregnancies.
Me: Which is why I have this pack of condoms.
Dad: ...........
Me: Dad?
Dad: ..... OK, son. Go and get yourself laid.
Me: Cheers, dad!
(, Tue 13 Mar 2007, 11:03, Reply)

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