Is this normal? I asked a stupid question and I got called stupid.
hell GFY, Missouri
I asked my folks the ATM question when I was 7. I just said, "Are all the money in chase* bank yours? You seem to be taking ATM money from mid town, out neighborhood, all over NYC."
They got pissed with me and called me stupid. They also yanked me away from passerbys bc they were so embarrassed. I didn't know about PIN numbers until I was 10 and I found out from a friend
*not their real bank
root tedt ree
in a paradox,
Seems rather ignorant of your parents. The only stupid question is the one not being asked; and especially since you were (at the time) their 10 year old daughter...Everyday is a learning opportunity. That shouldn't change because we age.
Kids may ask "silly" questions but that's only because they don't know answers to everyday things we take for granted.
The way your parents reacted was ridiculous. All three of my kids asked pretty much the same question when I have had them with me at the ATM. I just answer with "I WISH all that money was mine!" and laugh. I then tell them how it really works. A question like that would NEVER embarrass me.
I even giggle when I hear other little kids asking such questions to their parents when out shopping.
I can't understand how some parents can react in such a way when asked simple questions by their kids.
Pastel Avon Suburbia, New Zeal
That's actually a cute question but if your parents were hard up for cash that might explain their frustration.
Like Street Angel said - there really is no such thing as a stupid question.
For example asking why apples are red may seem to be a bit inane but there's a complex scientific answer resulting from that question which would teach you complex ideas.
They got pissed with me and called me stupid. They also yanked me away from passerbys bc they were so embarrassed.
Not cool, very not cool.
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