17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World

Dads are a fantastic breed. Yet, unfortunately they get a serious kick out of causing their kids embarrassment, be it intentionally or not. My dad’s a lad, the joker of the pack and a damn right cracking chap, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t caused me some serious humiliation over the years. Especially in those rebellious school years when all you want to do is hang out with your mates and act like a ‘proper’ grown up with independence.

The first time I took a train into London on my own was a perfect occasion for this. Dad dropped me at the station, I said goodbye through gritted teeth and swiftly told him that he could leave now. I jumped on the packed train and just as it was leaving I saw him running down the platform, banging and shouting on my window saying: “Molly, Molly, I love you, have a great day”, over and over again until we pulled away. My face was like a beetroot and the whole carriage was laughing. A humiliating moment for a 15-year-old girl trying to act “cool” amongst her pals, well played dad, well played.

We love you guys, but there are many things you do that make us cringe so hard we will the ground to swallow us up just so we can escape the embarrassment. See if you can relate to any of these:


1. Get Facebook

The only day worse than your parents getting Facebook is the day you accept them, and the word ‘privacy’ loses all meaning.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


2. Get Twitter

The awkward moment when your dad starts retweeting and favoriting your mates tweet from a month ago because he has no idea how it works. Always a facepalm moment.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


3. Dance

My old man’s actually got some pretty sweet moves. However, I know that he may be an anomaly to the rule. With each second that passes there is probably a man cracking out the robot or the shopping trolley on a dance floor somewhere around the world, resulting in their children cringing so hard they have to leave the room.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


4. Talk in abbreviation

The day your dad says ‘JK’ or ‘LOL’ in actual conversation is NOT a good day.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


5. Using abbreviations in completely the wrong context

There is a time and a place for abbreviations, sometimes they just don’t get it.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


6. Signs messages off ‘From Dad’

Thanks mate for the tenth time I have your number saved. I know it’s you.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World

7. Text in text speak

Pls stop.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


8. Talk about periods

If you’re trying to help, don’t. It’s just easier if you leave it to someone else.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


9. Builders bum

The moment he bends over and the crack rises above the trousers for all the world to see.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


10. Be awake when you get in from a night out

Your dad should never see you in this condition. He’ll use this as ammunition to cause you further embarrassment down the line.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


11. Start dating your best friend

This is sick and wrong, but this shit actually happens.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


12. Speedos

Turning up in budgie smugglers at any moment is not ok.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


13. Burp or fart

This doesn’t just refer to dads, it’s gross.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World

14. See him in the club

This happened to a friend of mine, it was awkward.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


15. Make a sex joke

Gross.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


16. Talk about sex in general

This is an umbrella term for anything related to sex – cuddling, kissing, really anything to do with the opposite sex.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World


17. Make a dad joke

My dad’s a huge fan of saying ‘pardon’ repeatedly if I say my ear hurts. It gets me every time.

17 Reasons Why Dads Are The Most Embarrassing People In The World

See dads you cause us so much embarrassment, yet we still love you guys. Feel free to keep it up if you get a kick out of it, but remember one day we’ll be choosing your care home.