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What smart-aleck remark (as a child, to your folks) got you your worst punishment, ever?

Asked by JackAdams (6502points) August 22nd, 2008

My old man screamed, “I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU AGAIN!!!!!”

I replied, “Promise?”

(It’s a wonder I’m still alive.)

August 22, 2008, 5:03 PM EDT

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SuperMouse's avatar

My dad told me once what a rotten kid I was. I said “well you raised me.” He was pissed!

poofandmook's avatar

I don’t remember the answer for me… but my mom was yelling at my sister to clean her room and when she wouldn’t do it, my mother said she was taking her TV away. My sister went in her room, unplugged the TV, lugged it into the living room, plopped it on the couch, and said, “HERE! Take the TV! I don’t give a shit!” LMAO the look on my mother’s face could never be duplicated.

yetanother's avatar

When asked how dinner was the first time my step-mom cooked for us I deadpanned, “It’s edible.”

JackAdams's avatar

I witnessed a playmate get smacked across the face by his mother.

She had said, “This is the last time I am going to tell you to clean your room!”

He replied, “I’m glad to hear that. I won’t have to ask you to stop.”

August 22, 2008, 5:48 PM EDT

cyndyh's avatar

I don’t remember for me.

I do remember my mom telling me about one that got my aunt knocked down the stairs with a broom.

My aunt lifts her arms out to her sides and says “What’s this?”
My grandma doesn’t know, so my aunt tells her, “A lousy way to spend Easter.”

The take-away moral of the story according to my aunt: “Don’t tell religious jokes when mom has a broom in her hand.”


scamp's avatar

My Mother’s name was Pearl. She was squawking at me about something once and I said ” Pearl, clam up.” I forgot that pearls came from oysters, not clams, and I thought she’d laugh at the pun. Neither of us was laughing when she got finished with me

JackAdams's avatar

Bill Cosby told about when his mother came into his room and said, “This is the worst pig sty I’ve ever seen!”

Bill replied, “Nice to know you’re an expert on them.”


August 22, 2008, 7:08 PM EDT

JackAdams's avatar


This one was told to me by a buddy, who spent an entire week “standing up.”

His father had asked, “Do you want me to give you a whipping?”

My buddy STUPIDLY answered, “You know, that has to be the most idiotic thing you’ve ever asked me.”

August 22, 2008, 7:37 PM EDT

tinyfaery's avatar

Dad: In a sarcastic tone… You pierced your nose? (It took him about 5 days to notice). What did you do that for?

Me: Well, obviously it wasn’t so you’d finally notice me.

Randy's avatar

I was in trouble for something and my dad said I was getting to old for a whipping. (I was about 17.) So I decided to reply with a “Pppppsssshhhhhttt! Like I’m affraid of you old man.” He changed my mind.

cyndyh's avatar

@Randy: Are you my uncle? :^>

JackAdams's avatar

@Randy: After every beating or whipping I got from my old man, I’d just go into the bathroom and vigorously and thoroughly scrub the toilet.

WITH his toothbrush.

August 22, 2008, 9:27 PM EDT

Randy's avatar

@cyndyh: lol, I don’t think so. Neither of my sisters has children. =)

@Jack: Wow! Now that would have been an idea.

cyndyh's avatar

@Randy: That just sounded exactly something my uncle would say.

JackAdams's avatar

@Randy: I also used to “blow chunks” in his food.

August 22, 2008, 11:09 PM EDT

delirium's avatar

Its witty comments that got me OUT of trouble.

JackAdams's avatar

I look forward to an EXAMPLE being cited.

August 23, 2008, 3:10 AM EDT

delirium's avatar

If I could remember one, i’d spit it out. The problem is that there were not stellar punishments to go with these to remember.

oceansmist's avatar

When I was a small child and would deliberately do something to get my mother so irritated that she’d say: “You just wait until we’re home. You’re gonna get the whipping of your life and that’ll teach you to do that again!!!!” I’d always remind her about the whipping when we got home, which made things worse and she’d get mad all over again and before she’d whip me I’d say “Give it your best shot!” which only made her madder and afterwards I’d just calmly turn around as if I’d never gotten the whipping and say, “THAT was your best shot?????” Needless to say, I was a bratty little kid! :)

JackAdams's avatar

I had a buddy (a real GENIUS!) who got his old man to NEVER give him another whipping, ever again, by uttering the following (at age 11) during the whipping:

“Harder! Faster! Yeah, Baby! Beat me! Whip me! Tell me you love me, Daddy! Oh, I dig the feelings you’re giving me, ya big, handsome, Stud Muffin!”

If more kids did THAT, there would less whippings, trust me.

August 23, 2008, 3:37 PM EDT

redsgirl4eva's avatar

lol jack Adams

JackAdams's avatar


Don’t applaud; just throw money on the stage, please.

August 23, 2008, 11:06 PM EDT

SeekerSeekiing's avatar

Oh too many to name them all… I was a foster kid, in many homes. My weapon was my sarcasm.

Once, Aunt Libby, the lady I lived with called me in from playing and said, “Pamela, I’m going to back-hand you every time I hear someone call yiou Pam. Because you name is Pamela. [I think it was just an excuse to hit me]

So I answered, “Oh? Okay, Aunt ELIZABETH.” Yeah, I got back-handed, but it was worth it.

JackAdams's avatar

Pamela. I hope you scrubbed the toilet.

WITH her toothbrush.

August 24, 2008, 1:20 AM EDT

PeterM's avatar


Sound innocuous? Unfortunately I said it on hearing that a relative had just died. I didn’t actually mean it – I hardly knew what I was saying. I was only three years old!

I wasn’t actually punished, as I recall. But the look I got from my father has stayed with me forever. I know I hurt him terribly.

I would much rather have been punished than have done that to him.

SeekerSeekiing's avatar

JackA, no my aim back then was to be NOTHING like any of them. But she may have used my toothbrush in that way….ug…

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