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    Do you do it?

    I don't mean bad things but just wondering what the situation is with you.

    if a parent asks you to do a job or something but you really hate doing it/don't want to do it, do you do it or say no?

    What normally happens if you refuse?

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    I just don't do it unless I'm feeling particularly nice. They'll ask a few more times I still won't do it and then usually they end up doing it themselves.
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    I whine and I complain but I'll do it or they'll probably take my phone away or something. If my parents ask you to do something, you do it :laugh:
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    If they ask you to do something they want it done before the words come out of their own mouth or immedietly after they say it. But i always do it to avoid getting myself in trouble

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    Ask them why they can't do it themselves.
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    "I'll do it laaaater" ... :ninja:
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    I have this thing that I never do anything people tell me to do. This applies outside, in school, family etc.

    When my parents tell me to study or clean up in a naggy way I do the exact opposite. Fortunately it's all okay because I end up doing it all on my own accord.
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    Yeah. Why wouldn't I? Even when I was a teenager, I'd get something done eventually. Doing your bit for the house, making it all a better place... I agreed with that, even as a teen. If it was something daft, and something that didn't actually need doing, I would probably leave it a little while to be irritating and make a spiteful point. But ultimately... nothing wrong with helping out when asked. If anything, with hindsight, I wish I had done more to get into the general habit of 'life upkeep' haha, and make ma mum happier.


    (Original post by BullViagra)
    I have this thing that I never do anything people tell me to do. This applies outside, in school, family etc.

    When my parents tell me to study or clean up in a naggy way I do the exact opposite. Fortunately it's all okay because I end up doing it all on my own accord.
    I think that 'thing' is called a problem with authority/brattiness. P:
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    I do it because if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be here typing so I kind of owe them a lot. Plus, most the time it doesn't require a lot of effort. It's normally just help around the house or going to the shops for something. My parents never ask me to do anything unreasonable.
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    I do it, unless it's studying they nag me to do, if they leave me to it I do it on my own. But if it's a chore or something to help out I'll do it, I might whine a bit if it's my brothers turn though, he never does anything!
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    I do. Not necessarily willingly, but I do

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    I do it because my mum gives me money per a month so it doesn't hurt. BUT if I am revising and my mother is yelling at me to put the clothes in the dryer, I won't do it. Usually it depends what I am doing. I normally just say "I'll do it later". Which at that point 5 hours has gone by and my mother does it herself :P
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    (Original post by awe)
    Yeah. Why wouldn't I? Even when I was a teenager, I'd get something done eventually. Doing your bit for the house, making it all a better place... I agreed with that, even as a teen. If it was something daft, and something that didn't actually need doing, I would probably leave it a little while to be irritating and make a spiteful point. But ultimately... nothing wrong with helping out when asked. If anything, with hindsight, I wish I had done more to get into the general habit of 'life upkeep' haha, and make ma mum happier.




    I think that 'thing' is called a problem with authority/brattiness. P:
    I think you're right in a way (with authority) to be honest, but you have the wrong impression. Of course if I'm asked to do something I would do it. Most of the tidying in my house is from me, my mum being next. I study as well but not by being told to. I get put off by being demanded to do things, or by being incessantly lectured, maybe that has to do with 'authority'. But no, I'm certainly not a brat, I have no problem going out to get groceries even if it's at short notice,I always help out and get **** done, but at my own accord - as I've already said. I just can't accept having orders being barked at me by anyone, not by parents, siblings and especially teachers. I don't think it's necessarily a good thing. But I have no problem with it.
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    I do it, but only because I know they won't stop nagging until I do. It's easier just to get it out of the way and save time
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    They helped me plenty of times, so I do as soon as possible.
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    I usually do what they say - especially if it's housework, I completely agree with the person above who says teens should help out at home.

    But my parents know I'm busy and revising so they don't really ask huge things, so I usually do it.
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    (Original post by littleangel9914)
    I just don't do it unless I'm feeling particularly nice. They'll ask a few more times I still won't do it and then usually they end up doing it themselves.
    Bit of a contradiction to your username there

    I usually do it unless I forget,

    I woke up last week and the was a note asking me to get the washing in off the line,
    I only remembered when I heard the rain against my window.
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    I didn't ask them to bring me up, feed me, give me a shelter, so from my perspective, I'll do whatever they ask me to do as long as it's reasonable. They don't have unreasonable demands anyway. They're parents.
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    Chores? I did them.

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