By Mexican - 19/06/2016 03:06 - United States - Chicago
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The only reason I could see parents doing that is if they have multiple kids and you're one of the youngest and they're just tired of going to graduations. That doesn't justify it by any means, that's still extremely shitty, that's just the only reason I could find for parents pulling that shit. I'm really sorry OP you didn't deserve that.
I graduated valedictorian and gave a speech. My parents went out to smoke and missed my entire speech.
My dad chose to stay home drinking, rather then attend my graduation. My mother attended and recorded my graduation. When I watched it I heard her commenting to whoever she was sitting next to about every single one of my friends. EX: that's James, he was my darlings first crush; That's Darcy, her and my baby have always been connected at the hip, things like that. But when it came to me she was oddly silent for a while then said "oh, that's my child" in an almost bored tone of voice. Parents suck sometimes. I've learned that if you don't expect much from them, you won't be disappointed. Also, it helps if your best friends parents love you so much that they offer to legally adopt you as a teenager.
There are more than 7 billion people on the planet, and most of those people are complete idiots. Isolating parents, some people have kids accidentally, some to have tiny versions of themselves, some for social status, some unintentionally due to BS religious beliefs, some just because, and the smart people today, WON'T have kids in the future. SHORT VERSION Too many kids, not enough competent adults.