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6 essential instructions for the teenagers in your life

This is our dishwasher, there are many like it, but this one is ours.

TEENAGERS ARE NOTORIOUSLY troubled when it comes to certain things.

We’re not talking hormones or feelings or exams… we’re talking the true tests of human endurance: hanging up towels, getting up on time, changing the toilet roll etc.

Here are some handy and essential tips, inspired by hero Dad Will Reid and his instructional videos.

Turning off lights

Will Reid’s latest loving video to his teenage children is all about the intricacies of the light switch.


Vital work. Watch and learn teens:

Source: Will Reid/YouTube


Teens, turn leaf raking into a fun project with just a little imagination…

leaves Source: imgur

And when your mother asks you to mow the lawn and you say plaintively:

But I just did it.

You didn’t. That was three weeks ago. Grass grows.

Getting places

Get one of these signs for your Dad’s car, thus guaranteeing a good 2-3 years of lifts.

TIN_DISPLAY_DADS_TAXI_OWN_BW Source: Shopbamboozled

Alternatively, you have legs. Use them.

Hanging up wet towels

Over to Will Reid again:

Source: Will Reid/YouTube

Dishwashers and dishes in general

Did you know that this:

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… is actually an acceptable motive for homicide in some countries?

As is this:

Avoid certain death by following these simple rules:

Source: Will Reid/YouTube

Room cleaning

Contrary to popular belief, this isn’t acceptable practice:

You can overcome the seemingly insurmountable task of room cleaning by actually cleaning your room, or allowing it to get so bad that your parents clean it for you, or take a flame thrower to it, whichever comes first.

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Emer McLysaght

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