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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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Apologies for being quiet, but I've been lurking as I had a boarding school upbringing, so all my school memories have been beaten out of my - a la Christian Brothers (Look it up)


My parents are from Mauritius 1st Generation and all that so they were trying very hard to fit in - why, oh why they moved to a village in Lincolnshire I don't know (normal=7 fingers on 1 hand...) - sorry tangent again....


I was banned from being cool. Completely - Dad cut my hair, clothes were from the market, I had no local friends as I was away, I wasn't allowed out for more than an hour (had to check back in), etc.

But I was also asked, even up 'til the age of about 23, whether I wanted to "look like I was west Indian?". Who the hell cares and how do you quantify it? In hindsight and looking at the photos, I just looked like a twat, but that's another story.

Not to mention "Am I trying to look african?" - Sure Mum. Sure.

I mean, really.....
(, Tue 13 Mar 2007, 17:11, closed)

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