Oh! The Drama!

@Corbin5 (58173)
United States
May 18, 2017 2:31pm CST
A few of my friends were going to celebrate our 8th-grade graduation at the Trieste Restaurant, a nice family restaurant that was just a two-block-walk from my home. We were to meet at the restaurant at 6:00 p.m., and we would enjoy eating pizza together! My parents knew all of my 8th grade friends who invited me to meet them at the restaurant to celebrate. My parents also knew the parents of my friends. My parents said I could not go. It would be dark outside when the celebration ended, and they claimed there was no reason for a 13-year-old girl to be out with friends at a restaurant during the evening hours. I told my parents, "You have ruined my graduation! You have ruined my life!" I still did not get to go, despite a superb dramatic performance on my part. Yep, I figure if I still remember this incident, my parents did ruin my life, for an evening.
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@just4him (69950)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 May
What's the famous come back line all parents use in that situation? You'll live. Sorry you couldn't go to the party.
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@Daljinder (19156)
• India
18 May
@just4him My parents had another, " yes yes we did. Okay? Now shut up and stop with the dramatics"
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
@Daljinder Well, I gave it a good shot, but they did not give in. Darn them.
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
@just4him Yes, I remember the "You'll live." Glad I did not use that one on our son, but it seems its the girls who put up the most fuss.
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@jstory07 (53284)
• Roseburg, Oregon
18 May
Why did'nt they take you and pick you bck up. I always did that for my kids.
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@TheHorse (43591)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 May
That would have made sense.
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
@jstory07 @TheHorse I think they thought it inappropriate for 13-year-olds to be in a restaurant without parental supervision. A bit too strict in my opinion.
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
oh hahaha
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@garymarsh6 (11393)
• United Kingdom
18 May
But you have made up for it since visiting restaurants! Sometimes our parents seem so harsh eh but they loved us to bits.
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@TheHorse (43591)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 May
I remember how evil my parents were, making me home by 10:30 PM on school nights. I should have called CPS.
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@garymarsh6 (11393)
• United Kingdom
18 May
@TheHorse 10:30 oh my they were very liberal! 8PM was more than late enough for us!
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
Yes, I was devastated for a few days, and then all was well. Girls can get a bit dramatic.
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@topffer (26777)
• France
18 May
Lol, my mother refused me to go to the birthday party of my girlfriend when I was 16, and I took it really bad. She was a real mother hen, very possessive, and was denigrating all my friends. Retrospectively, it makes me laugh.
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
Yes, I laugh about it now too. I put on a stellar performance riddled with despair, but they did not fall for that. So sorry you missed that birthday party! You and I suffered so!
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@topffer (26777)
• France
18 May
@Corbin5 Oh, we had tense relations during weeks after that
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
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@TheHorse (43591)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 May
I ruined an 8-year-old boys life yesterday. I wouldn't buy him a fidget spinner after he used inappropriate language toward me. I hope he recovers. How many years, months, day, or minutes did it take for you to recover? Is there a critter more dramatic than a 13-year-old girl?
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
Oh dear. Yes, you did ruin that child's life!!!! He will recover, thank goodness. I recovered after a few days, but I sure put on a good show to show my despair.
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@TheHorse (43591)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 May
@Corbin5 I'm sure you were on the brink of jumping out of a window. I hope my little guy earns a fidget spinner next week.
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
oh maybe he will learn the lesson
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 May
Yes they certainly did. Nice pic to demonstrate so Deborah..aww that is sad you didn't get to go.
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
I was definitely upset. Heck, one of the kids was a Quaker, and he got to go. Not fair.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
18 May
@Corbin5 Oh come on! Even the Quaker got to go? Shoot, they could have picked you up right? or something?
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
@TiarasOceanView Yep, they should have let me go if the Quaker went.
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@LadyDuck (94773)
• Switzerland
19 May
My parents ruined my life for a few evening in my young years.
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
19 May
I am glad you and I recovered!
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@LadyDuck (94773)
• Switzerland
20 May
@Corbin5 Yes, we recovered, but we still remember.
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@responsiveme (11701)
• India
19 May
Youngsters do take it badly don't they..They rules were stricter in our times too
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
oh i see your point arm
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
19 May
That is true. We had a lot of rules growing up.
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@nanette64 (10260)
• Fairfield, Texas
18 May
Yeah, back then you couldn't even sneak out of the house @Corbin5 .
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
hahaha so true, parents are spying all the time...
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
19 May
They sure kept an eagle eye on us!
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@Daljinder (19156)
• India
18 May
We didn't have any graduation ceremonies but we rarely were allowed to go at friend's place if it wasn't for studies. That too was a rare occurrence because my parents knew that I preferred studying by myself
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
My dad was an educator, and I do believe he was a bit more strict than other parents. I preferred to study alone too.
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
oh thats so serious
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@amadeo (36580)
• United States
18 May
it does not get too dark at that time.Daylight savings time?or dark
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
Well, I think they were concerned about my staying too late when it began to get dark.
@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
oh imagine live in alaska, too few light!!!!
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@Nawsheen (19080)
• Mauritius
18 May
So sad that you couldn't go. Maybe you got that 'left out' feeling.
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
I did get that feeling. Oh well, I recovered from the disappointment after a few days.
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@Nawsheen (19080)
• Mauritius
19 May
@Corbin5 your parents were strict with you at that time it seems
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@SIMPLYD (70708)
• Philippines
19 May
Maybe they would have , if they were included.
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
yes good point rebel
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
19 May
Yes, if parents were invited too, I am sure I could have gone.
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@andriaperry (16732)
• Anniston, Alabama
19 May
Love it!
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
did you got a strict parents andria???
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
19 May
A lot of angst for teen girls.
@bunnybon7 (29712)
• Holiday, Florida
19 May
oh and how many times they did. yes we only have ourselves to blame if things went wrong for us
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
yes maybe the parents felt they got in the past too as teens
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
19 May
So true. Teenage girls really are big on drama.
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@sueznewz2 (7996)
• Alicante, Spain
18 May
lol times were different then ...
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
those memories of our parents are forever thats why my nieces are free to party
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
19 May
And, it was safer, I believe, back then than now. Oh well. I survived.
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@marlina (52158)
• Canada
18 May
Parents are always so worried about their children. We only understand this when we are parents ourselves.
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
yes they know the dangers out there...
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
19 May
Yes, they were doing what they felt would keep me safe.
@valmnz (11908)
• New Zealand
18 May
Oh, I love it! I can just imagine the scene!
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
I really did put on a good show, that's for sure. It did not work. Dad was an educator and a bit too strict in my opinion.
@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
oh the fight were for the ages
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@TRBRocks420 (50416)
• Banks, Oregon
18 May
Lol I can't blame them from a parents point of view, but as a teen I would have been mad too and, probably snuck out.
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
Yes, I bet you would have snuck out. I should have done the same!!!
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
yea as a teen we are rebels and wants dangers in our young life
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@sallypup (16334)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 May
Two blocks? Your parents/keepers couldn't have walked with you and then walked back when you were through? I'm sure the restaurant had a pay phone.
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@Corbin5 (58173)
• United States
18 May
I think they believed it inappropriate for 13-year-olds to be in a restaurant without parental supervision.
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@Lupita234 (11973)
19 May
oh the values in that era very very strict
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