Nett is an amazing person because he can inspire two completely separate threads with a single post. Parents generally have our best interests in mind. As long as they don't conflict too much with their best interests. And therein lies the rub - occasionally parents will do things to us that we find mortifying and that keep therapists in business for years. FOCUS: What embarrassing things did/do your parents do to you? How have they scarred you for life? ALT FOCUS: If you are a parent (I know we have some broken condom veterans here), how do you embarrass your children? Do you do it on purpose for the lulz, or mostly just so you don't have to deal with your magical crotch goblins?