15. Taking Your Statuses the Wrong Way
Parents worry. Whether you are quoting a movie, posting your favorite song lyric, or making an innocent joke, parents will assume the worst. If you reference a monologue about violence, your mother will imagine you rampaging through the streets wreaking havoc. If you make a suggestive comment on a friend's wall, your father will write you off as a hopeless floozy. We know that sarcasm and pop culture references existed when our parents were young, yet it seems that parenthood means taking things your offspring say literally and worrying about it to no end. If you're feeling kind, do your parents a favor and include footnotes with your social media posts and maybe they'll worry a little bit less.