I love those insurance commercials that are airing right now, the ones when people start acting like their parents when they get a great deal on car insurance.

They’re funny because, I suspect, they’re true; I’ve watched my mother turn into my grandmother, and I fear there’s really no hope for me.

And these 13 people have all had that same, sinking realization, too.

13. No. I refuse.

“When I was a kid, my dad always backed into parking spaces, and I found it annoying.

Then, when I was an adult, I was once in a tight spot at a restaurant, so instead of pulling an Austin Powers, I just backed right in… “Ever since then, I always back into parking spaces — those few extra seconds are worth it when you leave!”


12. Hey, when it looks good, you need backups.

“I used to make fun of my mom for buying the same clothes in every color — and now I have five of the same tank top in four different colors.”


11. This is a minor sin…right?

“I knew I’d become my mother when I started hoarding plastic bags under my sink.”


10. So you both have mild OCD then?

“I realized I’d become my mother when I started obsessively straightening piles of books on tables at Barnes & Noble.”


9. It’s a classic for a reason.

“When I asked my 6-year-old, ‘If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?'”


8. And you think that’s something to be proud of.

“When I started bragging about how I wake up early without needing an alarm clock.”


7. It’s like you can’t help yourself.

“When I started bragging about what a good deal something was.”


6. I haven’t crossed this line yet.

“When I bought a set of bathroom towels for decor, and use completely different towels to actually dry my body.”


5. That’s how they get you.

“When I was younger, I once held an intervention for my mom’s plant addiction.

Well, the other day, I went to the store for one thing…and came home with wine, plants, and no memory of what I actually went there for!”


4. Never underestimate the value of a good pen.

“I realized I was becoming my mom when I began collecting pens from anywhere that offers a pen.

And if it writes well, I come back for more!

The bottom of my purse is full of them!”


3. What were you going to do with that information?

“When I was at a concert and I noticed some drunk people in their early twenties, and I asked them if they were even old enough to drink.”


2. There’s no coming back from that.

“When I told my young cousin to stop talking to me like one of her ‘little friends.'”

—That Emo Chick

1. Oh man, that’s a bad moment.

“The time I yelled, ‘Where are my glasses?!’ when I was actually wearing them.”


These are killing me, because you just know there’s no escaping the reality.

What is the moment when you stopped and realized you sounded just like one of your parents? Share it with us in the comments!