Imposing morals that you don't even follow...

"My mother-in-law is very hypocritical.

Her daughter got pregnant at 15, and my mother-in-law told her that if she got an abortion she would be completely disowned by the family. The daughter didn't want to keep the baby but was pressured into keeping it, otherwise, she would be barefoot and pregnant living on the streets.

Cut to 30 years later:

The daughter has done really well for herself but has a very difficult relationship with her daughter.

Last year, mother-in-law and I met up and had dinner, the conversation got very deep and she admitted to me that she had deliberately tried, and succeeded, to abort a baby because it was 'bad timing' for her several years ago.

So, it's okay for her to abort a baby, at home, without any medical supervision because it's 'not convenient'; but when her daughter wants to get a procedure done under medical supervision that is a 'crime against God.'"

Imposing morals that you don't even follow...
Submit them to 'Hoarders'

"My parents would yell at me all the time for how messy the house was. I was never able to have friends over, or go to other friend's houses because that would mean that they would want to come to our house, which was always a disaster. This made it really hard to make friends because it meant that I couldn't go anywhere after school.

Our house has been 'under construction' since 1995. My dad would start a project but would never finish it. That added to the mess. I always kept my room fairly clean but there wasn't much I could do to help the rest of the house because of construction.

Anyway, I moved out of the house at 18 because I couldn't deal with the rest of my family anymore. I've been back home several times over the years and the house has never gotten clean.

I moved to Colorado a year and a half ago and was able to go back home about a month ago. I went home after having not lived there for nine years. The house was worse than I had ever seen it. They're legitimate hoarders now. Instead of cleaning and throwing away stuff, they just built more shelves in order to fit more crap. Their computer desk still had the same monitor from when I grew up, and I assume the same tower, although I couldn't see it through all the garbage on the desk but instead of cleaning off the desk and all the papers and garbage, they just pushed the garbage back and put a new laptop on top of the garbage and worked around it.

There are small walkways through the house and hallways to get from one room to another. Some of the stuff I left in my childhood closest hasn't moved an inch since I left. They're beyond help at this point I think. I confronted my mom about it and she looked ashamed, but just said don't let your father hear you talking about the house like that.

So I got crapped on for as long as I can remember for a dirty house but it was them the whole time."

Submit them to 'Hoarders'
Pulling up the ladder behind you.

"I have a cousin who posted a Facebook status complaining about how all people on welfare are lazy and were stealing her tax dollars. But I know back when she was a single mom and before she married her current husband, she used food stamps for a couple of years to make ends meet. Those social safety nets were there for her when she needed them, but now that she's financially secure, she resents them and the people who use them."

Pulling up the ladder behind you.
The hypocrisy is rich.

"My mom hated wealthy people and she banned all those 1980s shows that glamorized wealth when I was a kid. When I got engaged to a rich girl, she accused me of marrying for money instead of love.

Fast forward a few years, when her new boss put the moves on her, she divorced dad and is now flaunting her new found wealth like a long-lost Kardashian."

The hypocrisy is rich.
Bewildered by the Bejeweled.

"My mom used to scold and ridicule me for playing too many video games.

Years later, she spends most of her waking moments glued to her phone playing Bejeweled."

Bewildered by the Bejeweled.
Down ye olde passageway.

"I've been told that I drink too much.

This is quoting my mother as she stumbles down the passageway with a glass of wine in her hand."

Down ye olde passageway.
Gotta turn that life around!

"My mother complained that my grandmother died at an early age because she didn't take care of herself and took too many unnecessary health risks.

This is coming from the person who smokes a pack of cigarettes a day and drinks too much every night after work."

Gotta turn that life around!
Pulling out the rug from under ya!

"'You are a young and independent girl. You don't have to ask permission to sleep at a friends place.' Then I say I'm going to visit a friend and sleep at their place. 'You can't do that! You didn't ask for permission'

They do this every damn time."

Pulling out the rug from under ya!
'Dig yourself some debt'

"My parents told me, 'You can pay for college on your own'.

And yet, neither of them paid for college on their own."

'Dig yourself some debt'
Don't start a fight, but finish it.

"My parents telling me to defend myself if I'm being hit by another kid. When I did, they got word from it and were angry at me. When their 'friends' kids hit me, I was yelled at even though I was raising my hand to defend myself.

That lead to me being beat up constantly at school, because why defend myself? I had to leave the house to understand I had to throw away their education and become me.

This is not how you raise a kid."

Don't start a fight, but finish it.
No mercy for the wicked.

"I work in a courthouse. People who abuse children for years and years, and when they get on the stand they breakdown crying and plea for mercy."

No mercy for the wicked.
It's good to be king...

As a kid, I knew my family was getting a Super Nintendo and the video game 'A Link to the Past' for Christmas. So a week before the big day we begged and begged to just play early so we could enjoy our time off school. My dad flatly refused and yelled at my brother and I every time we asked he kept saying you have to wait.

Christmas morning comes and we plug it in and fire it up, and there is a saved file named 'Santa' that's about halfway through the game. My dad says, 'I'll just continue on for Santa.'"

It's good to be king...
It's different when it's outside our world.

"My dad constantly complains about Eastern Europeans coming to Denmark and taking our jobs, and how it's just a matter of time before there are no Danish truck-drivers.

But at the same time, he hires two Eastern Europeans to build his new garage, because he doesn't have to pay them as much."

It's different when it's outside our world.
A part of that sounds delicious.

"My manager at Domino's called a meeting in the walk-in refrigerator to discuss food cost.

He told us that we need to skimp on the orders tonight to bring us back on track as he was dipping pepperoni slices into a bucket of marinara sauce and eating them."

A part of that sounds delicious.
How to convince someone that you actually DO care:

"The types of people that do the:

'I don't care what y'all think about me, y'all can just kiss my rump!'

Actions speak louder than words. If they really didn't care, they wouldn't be constantly updating their Facebook status with their image crafting pictures and 'screw the haters' posts.

I'm grateful for having the ability to block certain feeds on Facebook."

How to convince someone that you actually DO care:
Mountain Don't Do It!

"'I'm not drinking caffeine or eating added salt because it is bad for the baby.' she said while smoking a cigarette.

Eight months later, I watched her fill a baby bottle with Mountain Dew and give it to the kid."

Mountain Don't Do It!
Chip off the old block!

"Once my mother told me and my brother to stop eating crackers like chips and took the pack away from us so we didn't spoil our appetite for dinner.

I found out the next day that she finished that pack and an entirely new one right after she did this. She felt ill and skipped family dinner that night."

Chip off the old block!
Fast & Furious with the family car.

"A woman in a minivan talking on a cellphone starting to pull out in front of a guy on a motorcycle. He had to swerve into the other lane to not get hit. She then proceeded to tailgate the crap out of him. A little farther down the road he just pulled over and let her go by so he wouldn't die.

The hypocritical part? She had a 'look twice, save a life' bumper sticker, the one with a motorcyclist on it."

Fast & Furious with the family car.
Red flags everywhere!

"My friend would always get off Facebook when his ex-girlfriend was on because she would usually message him, and she went on and on about how immature he is, and that we're adults and he needs to grow up.

Not even an hour later, she called him on a blocked number until he answered and she immediately hung up. The next 30 or so minutes she complained about how he was probably out with girls and wanted to drive to the bar he usually goes to see if he was there.

Yet he's the immature one in her eyes."

Red flags everywhere!
Return to advice to him!

"I have a friend that I respect and care for a great deal. I will never forget the phrase he repeated to me when I was going through relationship issues:

'Do what makes you happy.'

And I did.

He doesn't. EVER. It makes me feel very sad."

Return to advice to him!
From punishment to profit.

"I got caught smoking up with a friend when I was a teenager. His dad had us each write a researched report on the pros, cons, and effects of the substance, then read it to our parents as punishment.

I found out years later that my bud's dad smoked all his life and was in fact, blazed while we read our reports. Then he gave me $100."

From punishment to profit.

Points have been edited for clarity.

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