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My parents used to lock my brother, sister and I in the car while they went to the pub for a "quick one" after work. This quick one might last several hours, during which they would send bottles of Indian Tonic Water to us by way of refreshment.

On one particularly cold evening, bored stupid, we lit a small bonfire on the back seat of the car using the cigarette lighter and the contents of the glove box. We owe our lives to passing winos. (BTW: Please no more Maddie or Jesus gags, they've been done.)

(, Thu 16 Aug 2007, 9:47)
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Cool Parents
On the whole, my parents were pretty cool. They took me on fantastic holidays, pretty much encouraged me to run away and they even banned me from doing homework. Basically they made me the rather amazing person I am today.


But naturally they had their fair share of bad parent moments. I think the one which stands out the most is when my mother ran me over. Twice.

It was a gorgeously fabulous day, and I had just finished a day of work dodging at school. For some reason or other, dear Ma had to pick me up, and as she pulled in to the car park I stood up and moved to the side of the curb which her car consequently mounted.

Being a somewhat daydreamy child I didn't notice this, and the incident ultimately culminated in her parking on my foot. Surprisingly, it didn't hurt that much (at the time) and so Ma didn't immediately believe me when I told her. In fact, when I refused to get in the car, she got out to drag me in, at which point she saw and hastily got back in to roll the car forward...

...onto my other foot.
(, Thu 16 Aug 2007, 18:11, closed)

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