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Double standards are the worst thing in the entire universe. They make it so that nobody wins except the person being inconvenienced in the moment. They're selfish and often cruel. And, quite honestly annoying. Besides, people use them as power plays, which makes no sense.


u/coralvelvet asked Reddit:

What's a double standard that pisses you off?

Here were some of the answers.

My Walking Problems

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My own double standard when it comes to pedestrians.

Me walking: watch it you dumbass driver, I'm f-cking walking here!

Me on my bike/in the car: GTF out of my way you slow a** bipedal bastard!

I'm trying to train myself not to think like that anymore and be more sympathetic. Double standards aren't fun, even when they're your own.

Skullyta

Please Help Me I'm Sick

I work in manufacturing. My supervisor- I'mma take the next week off because my old college roommate is going to be in town for an hour. Also I won't be using my vacation days.

Me- I have thrown up twice today. I am going to need you to call one of the other guys to cover for me today, I won't be able to come in.

Supervisor- I'll need a doctor's note and a receipt saying you were at the doctor, also I took the liberty of putting in a vacation day for you, fight me about me misusing your time.

People in retail and fast food complain about bosses like this, but they pale in comparison to manufacturing bosses. I called in twice in one year due to sickness, my super had the audacity to tell me that if I call in a third time before the fiscal year is up, he will write me up. I have since started telling the plant manager and HR for days I need off for doctor's appointment and days that I am sick, had no problem since I started doing that.

ThePandaKhan

Whose Show Is It Anyway?

I was told that I was uncaring and selfish for sitting in my room instead of coming downstairs being "social" by watching tv-shows I don't like, that no one is paying attention to because they are too busy with their phones.

And I can't change channels because my shows are "not for everyone".

maganar

This Is Basically Republicans Summed Up

Older people who preach about perspective yet get offended over minor things. They're allowed to get angry, upset, and have all sorts of normal human emotions yet when someone under 30 dares be a human being and complain sometimes they go off on one about 'perspective'.

Unteryn

Sexuality Is Not For Assumptions

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Bi girl: Hot, edgy, desired, progressive, confident in herself

Bi guy: Just not ready to admit he's gay

03throwaway03

Just Listen To Me

"Because I want them" is a good enough reason to have kids, but "because I don't want them" isn't a good enough reason to not have them.

On that same note, when a man says he doesn't want kids, people will tell him how smart he is for making that choice. When a woman says she doesn't want kids, people ask what's wrong with her and tell her she's immature and isn't a real woman and can't ever know real love unless she reproduces.

I_Bake_Everything

It's Almost Like....Gender Is A Construct....

Some fathers are overprotective of their daughters and repeatedly say, even as soon as they are a day old, that they can't date boys until they're 30, yadda yadda. Soon as they have a son though they talk about how many girlfriends their kid is going to have. Annoys me to no end.

loseitinthewoods

War Vs. Beer

In America you're old enough to grab a gun and go to war at 18. But it'll be three more years before you're old enough to buy a beer.

Scrappy_Larue

Ain't No Nerd

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Most average people are allowed to nerd out. The problem is how a negative stereotype has got out due to the fact that a lot of people nerding out are putting no effort into themselves. The fact that they're nerds has nothing to do with it, it's the fact that they ignore basic hygiene.

I'm very much a nerd. I've played video games since I was 2, I love board games, my ideal night in is to sit and play PC games for 12 hours. I'd love to get into D&D, I like stereotypical nerdy movies (although those are more fashionable nowadays), I play World of Warcraft, I love spreadsheets, maths, physics, etc.

Thing is, I also shower twice a day, cycle to work, go to the gym (sparsely), get regular haircuts and wear clothes that suit me. The fact that i'm a "nerd" has nothing to do with any of this, I'd do all this no matter my hobbies.

But when you have a vocal amount of "nerds" who are in fact just slobs, that makes it look like being a nerd is a bad thing. No, being a slob is a bad thing, ignoring basic hygiene is a bad thing, etc. None of those things are associated to being a nerd.

majestic_tapir

Gay Discrimination Doesn't Exist Though, Right?

It's minor, but at the pool in my apartment complex both my husband and I have show IDs to prove that we're residents; if either of us forgets it, we get turned away. Of course, when straight couples show up and only one of them has their ID, they're told it's okay since they're "a family."

BulldogDad11364

I Just Want A Job

Anything in life that earns you experience, yet requires said experience to get.

For example, most jobs. They want you to have related experience to get the job, but the only way to get the experience is to get such a job.

jldude84

The Patriarchy Hurts Us All

Women are being encouraged to be empowered, independent, and more aggressive. They are also allowed to have feelings. Women's rights and roles are moving forward. Yes, finally. You go ladies I'm behind you 100%.

Men are still not really allowed to have feelings or have problems. We're expected to, in general, handle it. If we do need help, we're pathetic, or gay (which being gay has nothing to do with anything and I don't understand why that's an insult), or suddenly a burden. We can't even just share without expecting help.

When you talk to people, they are on board with sensitive men. In my experience, it's not always backed up in practice.

korinth86

Just Don't Be Offensive?

This person said a thing that offended someone and I don't like the person so he should be punished for it.

This person said a thing that offended someone but I like the person so the thing he should not be punished for it.

Doesn't matter what is said, the thing might even be the same thing but with a different target, what seems to matter to most is what side of the divide on "political hot topic of the month" said person is on.

Milky1985

Consider It Disturbed

My dog can walk around the neighborhood without clothes on but when i do it i'm "disturbing the peace."

mglitcher

Rodentia

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Treatment of rats vs squirrels, it's amazing how much a fluffy tail can get you!

evinfletcher

Netflix and Chill TF Out

Playing video games for a whole day = OMG you loser

Binge-watching same period of time = Catching up on my fav show!!!

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When you know your kids backwards and forwards, this is the best tool in your arsenal.

Getting our kids to listen to us is not always the easiest of tasks. They're willful and stubborn, but we've got a mighty weapon they are rarely prepared for: reverse psychology. Getting them to convince themselves to want to do something against their own initial intentions takes some work and a whole lot of creativity, but a little sneaky manipulation goes a long way. Here are some clever parents' tricks that are definitely worth taking notes on.

Redditor u/LeanderD Asks:

Parents of reddit, what's your best example of reversed psychology on your kids that actually worked?

He Floated His Idea Through A Back Channel

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Wanted to name my boat. Anything I would think of was dismissed as stupid by my 13 year old son. After deciding on a name, I confided to a male friend my son liked. Made my friend suggest the name as though it was his idea. My son thought the name was perfect. Done.

calypsodweller

We Always Want What We Can't Have

One of my best friends through childhood used to be punished with no salad if she misbehaved. She cherishes salad now and would always try to eat as much as possible during school lunch. Coincidentally, her now husband used to be punished with no books, it had the same effect. I think it's hilarious that they'd be hitting the salad bar and library like some black market their narc parents couldn't reach hahaha.

cookiearthquake

A Deceit That's A Cut Above The Rest

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Don't know if this counts, but, at my high school (private, boys only) in the 1960's, they made a big deal about how long your hair was, and would occasionally order a boy to go home and "get a haircut".

I thought it was stupid, until years later, a master confided to me at a reunion that the policy was deliberate. The school figured we'd spend so much energy rebelling about hair length, that we would ignore other aspects of teenage rebellion. (Not?) Surprisingly, they were mostly right.

FrankDrakman

Damn! That's smart. Wow.

fangxx456

Oh they don't like long hair?

I'll show them. I'll grow my hair out as lon- what?! No I don't want to go "party"? I gotta try out this horse shampoo.

DankeyKang11

The Forbidden Book

Hi I was a victim,

There was a forbidden book that I was not allow to read on the shelf. My parents said I could only read it if I behave myself.

It was summer holidays and I was playing games all day (after 6 hrs of summer homework). One day I was home alone and had the opportunity to grabbed it. I read like half of it in one go. It was 5000 years of Chinese history.

Safe to say I was bamboozled.

oddstodd

Flowers Of The Queen

My parents always told me my broccoli were the flowers of the queen and that I really shouldn't eat them, or else the queen would get very upset! I, of course, ate the whole broccoli in a few seconds.

Subwoofy

I'm telling the queen and she's gonna be pissed

draculacletus

Sleeping Beauty

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I taught my kids when they were toddlers that no amount of yelling, shaking or hitting can wake a sleeping adult. The only thing that works is a gentle hug and/or a nice kiss on the cheek.

Edit: Probably needed some more details for the reverse psychology aspect to be clear. It went something like this - Step one, tell the kids I'm going to sleep and nothing they do will wake me (head buried face down is the safest position). Step two, after the initial onslaught dies down pretend to awaken on your own. Tell them you got a bit of nap left in you and nothing can wake you, especially not hugs and kisses.

DrMethusael

Holy sh*t...if my daughter woke me up like this I would buy her a pony.

All-Seeing_Elon

I am saving this comment because this will save lives if I ever have kids, stg.

smerter

A Walk In Someone Else's Shoes.

Split custody with my ex. When my son was around 10, he visited two weekends a month. I was waiting tables and didn't have a huge amount to spend, but he was so needy from divorce (and I'm not blaming him, it was ugly), he begged constantly for MORE when he was with me. Whatever more was, it didn't matter... he'd be eating ice cream cone and begging for teriyaki.

I finally realized that he just felt empty, and getting MORE whatever from me wasn't filling him up. His next visit I handed him $100 in cash and told him it was our food/fun budget for 3 days and two nights, and he was in charge of it. I bought him his own wallet to carry. We figured out how many times we were going to eat and what we were going to do, and he paid. He got to keep whatever money he had left...thought he was rich...then realized just how much everything cost. Well. Shoe on other foot then. If we had no money for food, we ate leftovers - and I didn't contribute more to pot. After a few weekends of running short or not getting something he actually wanted because he was foolish with funds, he started to really think about how to spend that money. He budgeted and kept to his budget. And a few times he actually went home with a little cash for his private stash.

Many years later, he thanked me for this. It really changed the way he thought about money and love.

Augumenti

This Is Worth Giving A Shot

Took my 3 year old son to one of those doctor's visits where he was going to get a shot. He was worried about the shot on the whole drive over, almost to the point of tears. We get to the doctor's office and a nurse subtly lets me know that my son is not just scheduled for 1 shot, but 5 of them in the same visit.

I turn to my son with an exaggerated smile and tell him, "Good news! They figured out how to take that one big shot you were going to get and instead break it up into these 5 little tiny shots so it won't hurt nearly as much!"

You could see the relief wash over his face. He stopped squirming and relaxed completely. He took the first shot and even smiled and said "It's true! The small ones don't hurt!"

We actually made it through the third shot before the effect wore off and reality kicked in. Still... I counted it as a victory.

blackbird77

Put This To The Taste

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My mom would tell me she only lets me eat soup after candy and she'd only buy me candy that i didn't like. After a few times, i stopped trying and begged her to let me eat soup first. She gave me a smirk and told me go ahead. This doesn't sound as evil as it was. But trust me i suffered.

turkeypr0

So what was the candy?

Poster_Main

Mint chocolate, raisins, stuff like that. I still hate them to this day. Who the f--- thought while eating chocolate "hmm id like some tooth paste with this."

turkeypr0

This is Truckin' Awesome

Mum had sworn a bit around the house.

When 4, while out at the supermarket, I said F word really loudly.

Very quickly and intently, she asked if I had just said "Truck" and said that was a bad word and not to ever say Truck like that again.

I thought that was the bad word so used that when being naughty.

GodOfTheThunder

The "Silly Mom" Routine

The "Silly Mom" routine.

My kid, and a few other kids I've known, would balk at getting ready to go. I'd grab their clothes and say, "Well, if you won't put on your clothes, I guess I'll put on your clothes. Cute shirt, by the way! Does it go on my foot?"

NO!

"Does it go on my head?"

NO! IT GOES ON ME!

"Oh, that's right, thanks! So, it must go on your legs, right?"

NO!

"I just can't figure this out! Where does this adorable shirt go?"

[kid grabs shirt and puts it on] ON MY TUMMY! SILLY MOM!

"Oh, thank you so much! Now what about these pants? Shirts go on tummies, so...the pants go on the tummy, too, right?"

NO!

[continue until kids have dressed themselves]

I would also do things like hand the kid my keys and say, "Alright, you're driving, I'll sit in the booster seat in back," attempt to feed the kid by putting a spoon up to his ear or his belly button, and attempt to put away his toys in the refrigerator.

insertcaffeine

Some Foot For Thought.

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My mum would always yell at us "if you don't do X, you have to go to bed without socks!"

I never wore socks anyway, and I'm ashamed to admit that this worked.

Splittsky

That would work really well on my son, or make him cry for a really long time... He's 3 and over the last few weeks has decided that he is fully unable to sleep without socks on.

PJQueen

Toddlers man. Completely unpredictable.

SheaRVA

I'm Greens With Envy

My mum had a friend that would put vegetables on her own plate and not the kids.

When the kids asked she would be reluctant to share, "that's grown up food. But I suppose I can let you have a little."

Her kids grew up loving vegetables.

I sat at the dinner table for 3 hours staring at the yucky cauliflower I refused to eat.

laik72

This reminds me of an instance when my child convinced my wife and myself to change our plans for dinner. We were in a grocery store to pick up something quick and easy to eat that we wouldn't have to prepare. Our daughter, wanted none of that, she demanded that she wanted a salad from the salad bar. We started to argue back, but then realized: "Our child demands that we feed her vegetables for dinner instead of a microwaved meal, why are we saying 'No?'"

We had salad for dinner that night.

Galaxy_Ranger_Bob

The Power Of Choice

I don't so much know if you would call it reverse psychology, but I didn't realize it until my dad told me this.

When there were chores that needed doing, he noticed if he asked me to mow the lawn, I would complain and procrastinate. But if he asked would I rather mow the lawn or wash the windows, I'd pick one and just get it done.

Shattered my brain when he told me when I was in my twenties. I use it when I'm coaching or baby sitting all the time and it almost never fails.

AppealToReason16

The Boy Who Cried 'Ouch'

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I've done this one with tens of kids. Any time a kid gets "hurt" (falls down on grass, gets gently hit in the face with a ball, etc.) instead of stopping the activity to pick the kid up and see if they're ok you just scoot them off to the side and resume. Within 10 seconds of not getting all the attention and seeing the fun is resuming they pop right back up and are magically healed.

This of course is only for the "injuries" that aren't actually injuries.

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