Sure, you’ve seen kids pouting if they don’t get their way, but you have you seen a six-year-old refusing to get in a car because it wasn’t a Ferrari? Or a middle-schooler complaining because their family’s island is boring? Or a college freshman throwing a tantrum about not getting the laptop she wanted?
No? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve got those stories and more below. Cringe your way through these 42 stories about some seriously bratty kids (and adults).
42. Punishing Her Own Parents
My mom’s cousin’s kid was the worst. She was like something out of a TV show, stamping her foot and getting her own way whilst her parents scrambled to ensure she got everything she wanted. Once, when my grandpa was very sick, she had to be driven home by my uncle. She point blank refused to get in the car, and when asked why she said, “My daddy drives a Ferrari. I’m not getting in that thing!” It was just a basic Ford Fiesta. She sat on the floor and screamed. We told her to get in the car, but when she still wouldn’t, my uncle called her dad who drove all the way back from the hospital and got her like it was no big deal. She was 6 years old.
I heard all sorts of horror stories after that. She would spit in her granny’s face if she didn’t give her money, and tell her dementia-ridden grandpa that she couldn’t wait for him to die. She asked for a dog for Christmas and they got her one, only to demand they get rid of it after two months, so they did. They went to Disney World for two weeks, and when it was over, she refused to leave, so her dad stayed an extra week with her whilst her mom flew home to the UK. I remember him saying, “She screamed the whole night, scratched and bit us until we agreed to an extra week,” and laughing like it was a funny anecdote and not the most insane thing ever. She used to smash and break things as a way of “punishing” her parents when she didn’t get her own way. She got a brand new car when she was 15, despite not even being able to learn to drive until you’re 17 here. Just because she wanted it. I heard recently that she told her dad she would accuse him of violating her if he didn’t pay for her to go on vacation with her friends.
41. It Must Have Been A Great Movie
This incident happened when I delivered pizza in a wealthy area. When I got the house (it was a big and fancy house), I rang the doorbell and no one answered. So I knocked just in case it was broken, but still no answer. I called the house, still no answer.
As I’m about to call my boss and tell him what’s going on, my phone rings and it’s a lady who reveals herself to be the mother of the kid who ordered the pizza and she said he’d be right to the door in a moment. So I’m waiting for another five minutes, and flying down the street and into the driveway comes a Mercedes G class. A woman frantically gets out, pays me (doesn’t tip) and apologizes that she couldn’t get her son to “come up from the basement because he’s watching a movie” so this idiot woman let her jerk son do that and she drove all the way from work back to her house to answer her own door and bring this brat his pizza and breadsticks.
40. Showing It Off
This story is about the kid at my high school. When he was 14 years old, he had a learner’s permit but his parents got him a Mercedes-Benz G-Class.
Every day, he drove it to school and he was determined to park it in the parking lot to show it off. So he had his housekeeper drive to school with him and her son drove a car behind her to take her back home (which was only about 2 miles away from our school).
39. Good Luck, Kiddo!
A friend of mine has a son, and he’s spoiled rotten. He’s a really terrible person. A few years ago, I saw him in a parking lot at night playing hide and seek. He was maybe 9. I said, “Hey buddy, maybe you shouldn’t be playing hide and seek in a busy parking lot at night; you’re smarter than that.”
Well, the kid said, “What are you going to do about it? Tell my dad? He never tells me what to do so why do you think you can tell me what to do?” I laughed, said, “Fair enough, get run over for all I care.” and walked away.
38. “Get A Job!”
I was talking about the water crisis with my students and we were discussing what the response would be if our local area had an impending Day 0. One of my students shrugged and said, “Well, I would just go to our house in Spain.” I reminded her that this wasn’t an option for the majority of the population and her response was, “Well, it’s not my fault if they can’t afford it. Get a job.”
It was the very beginning of the school year and the majority of my students in that class were from low-income families who had never been overseas let alone had a holiday house in Europe. She sat by herself for the rest of the year and I don’t believe it was by choice.
37. Wait… What?!
I was in a Toys R Us in the ’90s. This mother and daughter, who had to be around 12 were shopping. The girl asks if she can have some toy. The mother said, “No, we are here to get a gift for…” The girl asked once or twice more and the mom declined.
The girl then said, “Screw you, mommy!” and took off running. The mother chased her while the kid cursed her out. Eventually, it must have ended. I went to check out and the mother and the daughter are behind me. The mother not only got her the toy she wanted but actually apologized to her.
36. He Got It From His Papa
My husband and I moved to a new city and spent a lot of time with his gal pal from high school. She had a toddler son who was absolutely atrocious (and didn’t have a mental disability). She threatened him with punishment all the time for his behavior but never followed through. We would often meet her for dinner where he would throw a tantrum, and she’d say, “If you keep acting like that, we’re leaving.” He kept acting up but she never left with him. She had him with a Cuban live-in partner who grew up with a “Cuban boys should be treated like gods” mentality. One time, we saw her get upset with the kid for throwing a toy at her head, only to see the kid’s dad yell at her, “No! You shouldn’t have given him that toy! Now YOU apologize to HIM!” The kid was in a stroller until he was 5 because he couldn’t be trusted not to run off into traffic when they were out in public.
The last time we hung out with them, we went mini-golfing. Each time one of us hit our ball, he would snatch it and throw it across the course. I caught on to this and immediately went to pick up my ball for safekeeping after I hit it. As I was picking it up, he tried to grab it out of my hand and fell over lightly. He laid on the ground, pounding his fists and crying. His parents looked at me like I was the jerk. We ended up limiting our time with them as a result of the kid’s bad behavior.
35. Family Full Of Toxic
I was in McDonald’s a year ago. They had just mopped and had the requisite “Caution: Wet” signs up. So this family of four walks in – mom, dad, and two boys ages eight to twelve-ish. Well, these two kids get the idea to run and then slide on the wet floor. Okay, yeah, kids will be kids sometimes and do not so smart things. Well, the parents do their worst attempts at parenting to get them to stop. “Hey, don’t do that,” followed up by absolutely nothing to actually get them to stop. These actions reach their inevitable conclusion of one of the kids falling down and hurting himself.
You all know what the mom does next. She, of course, gets pissed at the staff for the floors being wet. You know, not at the kid for not listening and not at herself for being a crap parent, but the staff. Oh and the best part? When she first walked in she complained that the floors were dirty, which lead the staff to mop it all in the first place. These people should not be allowed to breed.
34. A Human Foot Rest
I worked as a computer technician and had to install a new computer for the kid of one of our biggest clients — think top-10-richest-people-in-the country rich.
The 15-year-old not only tried ordering me to tie his shoelaces for him, but he also rested his feet on my back while I was under the desk connecting up the computer.
33. The Ungrateful “Son”
I know a couple who couldn’t have children. They were finally approved for adoption when they were older, and they got their first child in their mid-to-late 50s. They were just so happy with finally having a child that they spoiled him rotten. Anything he wanted, they gave him. He grew up demanding things and throwing tantrums. They let him eat what he wanted so he ballooned in size. Eventually, he dropped out of school because he didn’t want to go, and his parents were fine with this until the state told them they weren’t allowed to do this, so they got his butt back into school, where he failed miserably because he didn’t care. He was eating away at all of their savings. He would randomly pick up new hobbies and needed top-of-the-line things for those hobbies, which he gave up on after a few months. His parents received an inheritance, and he blew through that entire amount within a few months, spending it on stupid stuff.
Eventually, his mother passed away, and his elderly dad, who is in his 70s, is having to work two full jobs while his son, now in his 20s, does nothing all day except drive around in his vehicle, live streaming himself talking while driving. He’s already had two accidents from filming himself doing this. His extended family tried to have a family meeting with the dad, telling him that he’s got to put his foot down because his son is going to kill someone, and when the dad finally had a talk with the son, the son attacked him, knocking him down a flight of stairs. He didn’t want to press charges. After he got well again, he went back to working his two jobs, and started drinking heavily during his non-work hours, letting his son run all over him because he is terrified of telling him “No.” The worst part is that the dad has spent his entire retirement fund on this “kid.” He is going to have to work until he dies because he has a parasitic son who refuses to do anything except spend and spend and spend.
32. No Thanks!
I had a billionaire customer with four kids; all of them were pretty spoiled but the youngest once said to me spitefully, “We’re going on Tiger next week and you’re not allowed to come.”
Welp. “Tiger” is the name of their yacht in southern Italy. It’s not the fact that he’s spoiled that gets to me, it’s the fact that he knows it and rubs it in. And I was like, “Kid, no amount of money could pay me to be stuck on a boat with you.”
31. She Wants a Mercedes, Not a BMW
I ended up at one of those fancy private universities. Coming from a small Ohio town, it resulted in a lot of “culture shock.” One of the most memorable moments was when I was eating breakfast at one of the campus restaurants super early before I opened the store I worked at. There was a girl at a table with her friend who was just completely broken down, sobbing.
She was basically incomprehensible and I immediately thought she must have lost a family member. My heart broke for her… until, through rolling tears, she managed to croak out, “It’s just not fair! I asked for a Mercedes and he got me a BMW.” Meanwhile, I’m hoping my paycheck can cover an overdue oil change on my 1998 Plymouth Neon.
30. Wrong Color!
A young girl, about five years of age, was getting ready to go into New York City to visit her grandmother. She was at her aunt’s house and did not have a pair of shoes that she liked.
She called her chauffeur, told him which pair of shoes she wanted, and he went and got the shoes, driving some 20 miles to deliver them. When he arrived, she told him he got the wrong ones and called him an idiot. And no one in the family thought this was inappropriate.
29. Just A “Simple” Lying Problem
I used to babysit these kids. The one girl didn’t feel like doing her homework, so I told her we only had a couple of problems left. I had been helping her, so it was going to go by quickly. I also told her that we could play games as soon as she was done. In response, she told me she wished I were dead (this girl was 6 years old). She threw a bunch of crackers on the floor and when the dog ran over to eat the food, this girl kicked it in the nuts. She then said she was going to blame it all on me and get me fired. He was a big dog, and he was probably neutered, so I don’t think she hurt him that much, but still.
I grounded her when she hit the dog. Not that going to her room was much of a punishment, considering she had every toy in the world. Of course, her parents didn’t believe I threw food on the floor and assaulted their dog, but there was absolutely no repercussions for what she did. They just turned their heads, put their hands on their hips, and were like, “What did we say about lying?” And that was it.
28. An Adult Brat
My employer’s two sons have everything paid for so they never have to worry about the cost. They both have everything they want and need. One of them likes expensive shiny things and he always throws fits until he gets what he wanted, according to his dad.
For Christmas, this son wanted a 55″ Samsung curved TV that cost $1,200, even after his dad told him his budget was $1,000 for each. He threw a fit and got mad at his dad, and his dad, being the wimp he is, apologized and ended up buying it for him anyway. The son is 21 years old.
27. When “Go To Your Room!” Sounds Fun
One of my close friends’ ten-year-old son is a freaking brat and is always getting sent to his room for one thing or another.
The other day, I peeked into the kid’s room. There was a laptop, desktop, TV, and three game systems. Oh my god, what a horrible punishment. Amnesty International is going to write letters about this.
26. It’s Party Time!
On my sister’s 7th birthday, my cousin called her to say happy birthday. My sister began telling her about the awesome party she was having later that day.
My cousin was upset because she couldn’t go, so my aunt put her on a plane that day and arranged for a driver to take her to our house (Uber was not a thing). They are an upper-middle class but by no means rich enough to be doing that kind of stuff.
25. I Was Totally Wrong
A kid in high school got his license and got to keep his mom’s Honda SUV. A few weeks later, he was driving like an idiot and crashed it into a tree and totaled it. I remember saying, “Holy crap, he’s never going to be allowed to drive again!”
Welp, guess what? I was wrong. He comes to school a week or so later with a brand new 4-door Jeep Wrangler that his parents bought him. Bonus: In the winter when there was a big snow pile from the plows in the corner parking spot of the lot, he insisted on parking his Jeep up on that even though there were tons of free parking.
24. Birds Of A Feather Flock Together
A kid I was a nanny for in the US: She threw the biggest fit over the fact that her parents gave a backpack to charity. Mind you, she was seven and it wasn’t hers. Her mom just had it in a bag from Target and told her, “Look what I got for charity.” The girl had gotten a new backpack just a month prior.
She also had a friend who got everything she wanted. No matter what price. I was so appalled. I usually work with kids who have so little and don’t act like that. But they were just spoiled brats, to be honest.
23. That’s A Nice Ending Though
I knew this dude named Matt who was like 30 years old, addicted to illegal substances, and lived at home. His parents drove him to the city and gave him money to buy substances every morning so he could “work a paid job” delivering pizzas with his dad’s BMW at the family pizza shop without being sick. And the jerk dude still had the nerve to complain about how crappy his dad was. I watched him literally CRY on the phone with his dad begging for money, and as soon as he hung up, he talked crap because the dad said he had to wait for a slow period at the shop before delivering the “illegal substance” money to the son.
Meanwhile, we were all struggling to keep apartments, pay bills, keep jobs, taking the bus everywhere, etc. And yeah, he obviously ended up in jail (not sure if he’s out yet or not.) He did sell me a decent TV (from his family living room) for $20 once though. I still have it.
22. This Is How You “Discipline” A Kid
I caught one of my high school students stealing from a vending machine, and he ended up getting suspended for two days.
When he came back I heard him talk about what he did on his days off. His mom brought him to the mall, bought him a new outfit from Hollister (which he was wearing), headphones and whatever the new Call of Duty was, and he played it all day the next day. The kid gets suspended for stealing, he gets a two-day vacation and his mother spends over $100 on him.
21. Spoiled But With Heart Of Gold
In college, I was trying to work out how I was going to purchase a textbook that I needed for a class. I had come to the conclusion that I had to wait till the next week when my part-time job paycheck came in and I’d try to survive in the class until then.
My friend took notice of this and came to me the next day with a brand new textbook that he bought with the credit card his parents gave him. He said he buys so much on the card that his parents wouldn’t question him about it even though he didn’t get it for himself. He was super spoiled, but also helped me out so I can’t poop on him.
My college roommate’s mom gave him $1,400 “for the weekend” randomly. He blew through all of it by Saturday, spending it on girls and drinks (particularly bottle service) over the course of Friday and Saturday nights.
He then asked his mom for more money and was screaming at her because “she promised $1,400 for the weekend.” His argument was that she was being unfair because Friday isn’t a part of the weekend.
19. Ruler And Pens
Going to high school with the son of the owner of a large TV company. He thought he should be allowed to sit alone in the classroom surrounded by unfilled desks.
Well, I had the “privilege” of sitting in front of him and was constantly harassed with attacks from his ruler and pens if he thought I was even remotely leaning back.
18. Now You Know Why I Don’t Want To Have Kids
I was at an airport in my hometown, chilling at the gate with my girlfriend. There was this kid, maybe four or five years old, who was running around everywhere from our gate to the next one over to the Starbucks nearby. That in itself was annoying but, whatever. Kids are hyper, I’d rather have him do this here than on the plane. His dad was sitting in front of us and while jumping onto his dad’s lap, he took a big step on my girlfriend’s foot. She loudly said, “Ouch,” and glared at the kid expecting a sorry or something. But instead, the kid made a disgusted face and said, “What.” And my girlfriend looked at the dad and he just shrugged. Not 10 minutes later, my girlfriend left to go to the bathroom and the kid was speeding around again and he fell over my duffel bag and knocked over her coffee. I shouted, “HEY, kid. Be careful, watch where you’re running,” and AGAIN he made the same face and said, “NO.” The kid’s dad came to pick him up and said, “What did I say before, we need to be nice to people.” He didn’t acknowledge the spilled coffee or tell the kid to apologize, he just walked back to his seat. The coffee was almost empty but it still spilled on the ground. The dad didn’t even look at or say anything to me.
Finally, we were about to board the plane but I needed to use the restroom. As I was washing my hands and leaving, the same kid was running around inside the restroom. The most appalling thing was when he ran up to a stroller with a baby in it and started staring at the baby. I thought they knew each other or something but the baby’s dad came to get the stroller and the kid would NOT let go of it. It was so bizarre. The baby’s dad said, “Let go, please,” very gently, and when the kid just wouldn’t let go, he YANKED the stroller out of the kid’s hands and the kid started to cry and yelled at the baby’s dad. I’ve since delayed having my own child for a couple of years after witnessing this.
17. What A Nice Way To Prove A Point
I worked at a chocolate shop where we made milkshakes. This lady walked in with two spoiled brats. They ordered one milkshake of the classic flavor and the other “birthday cake” flavor. Well, being a tiny store with only one blender, I made the classic one first so that I could make the birthday cake without rinsing the blender in between. So the boy got the classic flavor and the girl got the birthday cake one, but as soon as I gave the boy his milkshake, the girl started screaming because she wanted to get hers first. To make up for that, I put some sprinkles on top of the whipped cream (we only had few sprinkles left, so I’d been saving them). When I gave her the milkshake, she took a sip and then started crying again because the cup was “too big.” The mom asks me to give her a smaller cup and I’m like sure whatever, and I give her a tiny cup we use to make hot chocolate. Well, then the girl starts screaming that she wants whipped cream on top (in pouring the milkshake out, the whipped cream was ruined). I comply and top off the cup with whipped cream.
Well, now she’s crying again because she wants more sprinkles on top of the whipped cream. At this point, I’m getting SUPER ticked off. I had used the last of them to top off her drink. So I said to the mom, “Sorry, I’m actually all out of sprinkles” and then looked straight at the little girl and said sternly: “But if you don’t stop whining right now I’m going to have to ask you to leave. We have a “no-whining” policy in this chocolate shop.” Well, THAT was apparently a mistake because the mom was furious that I tried punishing her spoiled brat, lol. After snapping at me for not talking to her daughter that way, she goes: “We’re leaving. Give me a lid.” Well, the tiny little cup I had given her to pour the milkshake into was literally too small for a lid. I apologized and said that I didn’t have lids for that cup size. The girl screamed and says, “If I don’t have a lid, I’ll spill!” and then proceeds to dump the cup of milkshake onto her lap to prove a point.
16. Sixth Car’s The Charm
A kid in my high school crashed six cars within a year. And they weren’t like the 1990s Toyotas and Hondas most high schoolers buy themselves; these were brand new Subaru STI’s, a BRZ, a BMW, brand new Jeep, and other vehicles like that.
The last car his dad bought him was a semi-new Ford Focus. It was a decent car and much better than my 1997 white Camry, but every day he complained and threw a fit because his dad wouldn’t buy him another $30k+ car.
15. What A Boring Island
My friend is a middle-school teacher in a pretty wealthy area. When the kids got back from summer break, he asked them how their vacations were.
Well, one kid said, “Lame. We spent two weeks on our island. It’s so boring there!” Though at that age, you kind of just have to feel sorry for the kid. They don’t know any better.
14. Civic? No Way!
I knew one wealthy girl whose parents offered to buy her a car when she turned 16. They told her they would buy her a new Honda Civic, manual transmission so that she had a safe reliable car to get to school and all her extracurriculars, and so she would learn to drive stick. In return, she would have to drive her younger siblings around and help run some errands that required a car.
When they took her to the dealership, she threw a tantrum in the car dealership, demanding a BMW like her mom drove. She cried and screamed until her parents (who seemed reasonable up until this point) gave in and bought her one. Also, she never drove her siblings around or helped with anything.
13. The Macbook Girl
I was a student tech at our university, so I was usually helping with repairing students’ and the occasional professors’ laptop or desktop. However, during a big sale, it was required that we help freshmen and their parents with buying computers from the student store. Now, we had two options at this point for students who chose to buy our laptops with a student discount. We had Dell Latitudes and Insprions, and we had MacBooks. A girl and a father walked in and she darted right over to the MacBooks. She knew exactly which one she wanted. Her father told her that they didn’t have the cash for the laptop, and at my recommendation, we settled on a Dell Latitude Laptop. I thought it would be an easy sale. Well, the father and I did. The daughter did not agree with our opinion. She threw a tantrum right in the middle of the store, initially with hushed reservations which escalated to her loudly calling her father out, telling him how much of a good girl she was, how much of a bad father he was because he wouldn’t buy her things like her mother always did, and how he was RUINING HER LIFE, because she would be unpopular if she didn’t have a MacBook. The father then said he was stepping out for five minutes, at which point she began asking random customers to help defend her. All of them looked at her like she was crazy. One even told her that they’d buy the Dell laptop from her for $50 minus retail; others said they’d be happy to get any laptop for free, and she should be too, that their parents never helped them through college, etc. When the father came back, they continued fighting, and he left once again, telling her she was not getting the MacBook. She left a minute or so later.
Fifteen minutes later, she came to my register and asked for a MacBook Pro. When I plopped down the box, her eyes widened. I took the card out of her hand and examined it. It was obviously the father’s card. I asked for ID and did the usual policy for high-end purchases. Because it was not her card, I declined the sale. She gave me every excuse in the book, oh he’s outside, dad gave me the card, blah blah blah. None of it stuck and I refused the sale, explaining the situation to the store manager, who had seen the entire thing and confirmed it. The father, confident where his daughter was, came storming in a few seconds later. He asked her what happened and I told him exactly what had happened, and she gave me an extremely dirty look as I handed back the card. She had stolen the card from the backpack the father was carrying their stuff in. She turned quickly and begged for the Dell laptop, but the father refused anything, saying he had a much better punishment. We all laughed and cringed. Others in the line chuckled. I saw her two months later and she scowled at me, blaming me for not just swiping the card because she had to use the lab computers for everything for an entire semester as punishment. I laughed and walked back to my desk.
12. Not All Brats Are Kids
I worked in an ER during college as an EMT/tech. Some frat guy was brought in by an ambulance crew, and this guy was hammered. The paramedic winked at us and told us good luck. The whole time, he was yelling at all the male techs/nurses saying he was going to beat us up if we didn’t let him leave, then threatened to have his father sue us “for more than you’re even worth.” He tried to sweet-talk the females, though when you’re flushed and wasted, you don’t come off as very smooth to any sober person, no matter how pretty or rich you may be.
After about 30 minutes of this lunacy, he finally broke down and started bawling about how his dad couldn’t find out about him blacking out and fainting in the middle of a bar, and I later learned the kid was underaged, too, and the police and paramedic had taken his information. This crying lasted for at least another half hour, and then my shift ended. I’ll tell you, I never felt so smug watching a 6-foot tall, skinny, rich kid cry and scream after trying and failing to threaten an entire ED staff. Nearly half the techs were around my age too, which means we all go to the same college as that moron.
11. Slushie For Mommy From The Bratty
The most spoiled kid I’ve ever seen was the daughter of a woman with an EBT card. I worked at a gas station in high school, and there was a woman who came in to treat her daughter to a snack. Like, a little snack that she could pay for with pocket change (think a candy bar or a can of soda or something). She leaves the kid unattended for a second to go get something out of her car, and the little monster uses those couple of minutes to grab as much candy as she can. And a Slushie. And a Snapple. If it was sweet and delicious and could fit in her arms, she was snagging it. Well, her mom came back in and looked horrified.
She quietly pulled the kid aside toward the register and explained that she would like to be able to buy her everything she wanted, but she needed to pick one thing. The kid’s response was, “Just use your food stamps.” The mom told her, no, they couldn’t do that. Food stamps were for actual food. She couldn’t afford to spend her food stamps on snacks and still have money left over for groceries. Especially not for the pile of food, she’s accumulated. The kid argued back. The mom tried to reason with her. The kid started screaming. Mom was getting angry. “No. That’s final. Go put all of this back!” yelled the mom at long last. So the kid threw her Slushie at her mom, shrieking, and dropped everything on the ground and stormed out. Her mom apparently used to have stuff chucked at her, dodged effortlessly and chased her outside.
10. Just To Shut Her Up
A friend of mine saved up for an iPod when they first came out. He literally saved for a year to get one. So his mom took him and his sister to the mall so he can purchase it.
Welp, his sister started throwing a tantrum because she didn’t have one now. Their mom got so fed up with her about it she bought the sister one to just shut her up.
9. When You’re Worse Than Dirt
Through the Spanish program at my school, I got to take a trip to Peru with my class. I made a deal with my dad that I would pay for half and he would pay for half. I spent the savings of two summers’ worth of job earnings. This one guy, though, his mom had clearly paid for the whole thing. Not too unusual, but his parents paid for everything, including paying the school to let him stay when he was caught smoking pot in the bathroom in the eighth grade. At the info meeting, his mom asked what would happen if there was a “picky child.” My dad leaned over and whispered, “Then he starves,” which helped improve my mood.
When we arrived, he ate nothing but Pringles. I think he ate one or two meals, but he survived on Pringles. He also basically just spent the rest of the time ruining everyone else’s trip. I spent the trip trying not to get in his way and actually enjoy it. That last two days were the worst because there was no longer the threat of literally getting sent back home early. He took this opportunity to kick it up to an 11, which included shouting on the bus when he didn’t get what he wanted. I’ve moved a few times for my dad’s job, and across all the places I’ve been there’s like five people I actually hate, and he’s one of them. I literally value the dirt outside more than his opinion because something good can come out of the dirt.
8. The World’s Most Expensive Ice Cream
I went out with my roommate for ice cream the first time we met. His parents were loaded, while I went to college with scholarships. He said it would be his treat. We went to an ATM machine and he withdrew $500 because he wasn’t sure how much ice cream costs. I thought he was trying to impress me with his crap.
Two years later, I learned enough about him and his family and realized he was just that far out of touch with the rest of the world. He got a check for three million dollars on his 21st birthday because his parents didn’t know what to get him. He didn’t want to live alone and wanted a “normal” college experience, so I got the pleasure of sharing a living space with this dude.
7. Gotta Catch ‘Em All!
The local zoo had an Easter egg hunt a long time ago. It started at 10 am, and the line to get in was insane. They hid something like 5,000 eggs, and there was an estimated 1,000 people there, so they asked that you find five eggs and then leave.
We see this family come out with one kid, and they have a freaking garbage bag full of eggs, and the kid was crying because he wanted more! But they had to leave because they were going to buy him his Easter toy from Toys R Us.
6. The Case of Tom
When I was in Cuernavaca, a suburb of Mexico City, I stayed with a host family. I stayed with another fellow classmate named Tom. Tom was good at hiding his wealth, but it was very apparent he was a preppy, wealthy boy because he was notorious for saying things that were out of touch with us middle-class kids. But, he was likable enough, and usually caught himself being a rich kid. He was also a picky eater, which is something of a problem in Mexico where a good portion of people live in poverty, and wasting food, or not eating food, is considered rude unless you are literally stuffed. Luckily for me, I love Mexican food, and my host family made excellent dishes. I usually ended up eating seconds with comments galore! I ate anything I could, often to the point of ridicule.
One night, our host family had us and our other classmates an American themed night. They made burgers and hot dogs. It was OK, but I was thankful, and some of the hot dogs were a bit spicy. But I never forgot how they gave him a hot dog with mustard and he told them straight up he would not eat anything with mustard, because it was disgusting, and how dare they did not ask him. I was half expecting him to throw it on the ground. When the host family asked if they could remove it, he told them no it wouldn’t matter because the bun was contaminated, and he just dumped it on my plate and said I’d certainly eat it. He took another hot dog without asking. I told him to apologize, and he refused, saying they should have asked him. It was obvious there was to be no reasoning with Tom on this one. That night I heard them through the window. They were trash-talking Tom, calling him a spoiled brat. I chuckled so hard.
5. Great Job, Grandma!
I worked at a little kids birthday party place. Princess parties and expensive as hell. Our most expensive package was $50 a kid (before tax) and a family booked a 12 person party with that package. The booking requires a deposit of $25. The little birthday girl comes in and has the party of her life. She keeps talking about a stupidly overpriced makeup kit we sold, cost $50 and was probably $15 worth of makeup. It was one of the most expensive items we had and she was obsessed with it the entire party. Her grandma discreetly paid for her entire party (well over $500) and then asked us to add on the makeup kit and hide it from her. She faked as if the girl was just getting the party.
The little girl started spouting off on her poor grandma saying that she didn’t understand why she didn’t buy the kit. The grandma said that she was paying for the party. The little girl had the audacity to say that her mom paid for it. The grandma said, “Your mom paid the $25 deposit.” It was so awkward. She returned the makeup kit. Screw that little girl.
4. This Is Why You Have To Say “No”
A (thankfully) distant cousin would always challenge me to play Mario Kart with him. One day, he was doing so badly that I had no other choice than to be first, literally no way for me to lose or it would be obvious that I’m trying to let him win. The moment he saw that I was in lead, he threw the controller at the TV and started screaming. The same kid started eating something like a muffin, and the moment he realized that he didn’t like it, he threw it on the ground and walked away. I had to babysit him once; it was the absolute worst. He would tell me that if I didn’t do everything he wanted, he’d punch himself and say that it was me; he was seven at that time.
He was the most spoiled kid ever, I’m telling you. Literally anything he did was okay because mommy and daddy didn’t have the heart to say anything to their only son. His behavior was so bad that I started crying as soon as they picked him up, and now I only babysit kids that aren’t complete and utter psychopaths. That cousin literally gave me a mental scar, and whenever I hear that they are coming over, I lock myself in my room and don’t come out and of course our house ends up looking like a pigsty because he throws everything around and his parents don’t do a thing because, like I said, they just love their only son so much they can’t say no to him.
3. You Can’t Have Everything, Sweetie
I was a camp counselor for a while. I had a granddaughter of the man who owns Torké coffee one week. I don’t know how materially spoiled she was, but I was baffled that the kid could not understand that having a rich grandpa does not entitle her to get to use the only working tetherball, alone, because she demanded it.
I had to have a ten-minute conversation with her during playground time about how, at camp, everyone is equal. Thankfully, she was fine for the rest of the week!
2. Plus The Rudeness
We went to high school with this insufferably spoiled kid. The family had a couch and classical European sculpture in their home elevator. The kid regularly talked down to the less fortunate.
One time, he made fun of me for picking a coin up off the ground. Clearly, he never learned the value of a dollar because he’s never had to lift a finger to make one.
1. The Drama Queen
I knew this girl whose parents weren’t exactly enabling like some spoiled parents do. But she was so ungrateful for her life. I grew up pretty poor, so I didn’t understand why she thought she had a horrible life. Her stepfather was an officer in the army and made great money. She had a really good, stable life. Her parents were just hard on her. They wanted her to stay on the right path. She was pretty impressionable, so I see why her mom was especially this way with her. That was the only thing that I can see as a negative in her life. I was over there all the time, and her mom would always get her what she and her sister wanted. They would ask for anything, and it was fulfilled for them. If they didn’t get it, all of a sudden their parents were the worst parents ever. They’d verbally abuse their mom. She’d just ignore them and leave the room. Their stepdad would yell at them about it, but that was it. The first time she came over to my house, she put me down. I grew up in an old farm house. My parents still live there. At the time we were friends, my parents were doing a lot of renovating, and at one point, we only had one working bathroom and the floor was being put in so it was literally just a bare floor. She complained the whole time and asked my mom to take her home because she wasn’t comfortable. My mom told her it was too late and since we lived 10 minutes out of town, she could call to see if her mom would get her. My mom wasn’t going to take her. She couldn’t get her mom on the phone, so she called her sister’s home line and made her sister wake their mom up to get her.
She was just so spoiled and awful. I have never met anyone like her. Luckily her parents dropped her after she got to college and thought she could badmouth her parents. Her mom actually stood up to her and told her if she wanted to continue being a spoiled brat, she’d be doing it without her financially supporting her. I was lucky enough to witness this. We went to the same college and I was hanging out across from her dorm. Her mom came up to the college to take her car, her debit card, her phone–anything that they were providing. Her roommate told me everything. Funnily enough, I was better friends with her roommate and still talk with her every so often. Apparently, she had been posting on social media about how terrible her parents were. How they never did anything for her. How she was abused. She was also using this story to get guys to sleep with her, buy her things, and give her money. Her sister ratted her out. It was so hilarious to see her mother at the school, yelling up two stories, and purposely making a scene. For all the times she had to be humiliated by her daughter, she finally got her back.