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27 things your parents STILL say to you... In your 30s

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Parents… they always want the best for you, and they’re never short on words of wisdom no matter how old you are! We put the word out on social media (in a Facebook survey to our nib customers from May 10-12) to find the things parents still say to you, even now you’re a professional 30-something. Any of these one-liners ring a bell?

1. "Make sure you check the tyre pressure" - Dad

2. "Live within your means" - Mum & Dad

3. "If you had done what I told you in the first place this wouldn't have happened" - Dad, most likely

4. "Pass me the left handed screwdriver" - Dad

5. "Go ask your mother" - Dad

"So your friend just got a motorbike and you want to go for a ride to where?"

6. "Don't drink out of the bottle" - Mum

7. "Have you done your tax return yet?" - Dad

8. "Back in my day" - Mum and Dad

9. "I'm the parent you're the child" - Mum & Dad

10. "Why on earth would you get a tattoo?" - Mum

"Don't worry mum, it's just a small piece on my arm, no one will see it!"

11. "Can't you remember anything?" - Dad

12. "Because I said so!" - Mum

13. "Measure twice, cut once" - Dad

14. "When you have kids I hope they're just like you" - Mum & Dad

15. "Make sure you drive safely" - Mum

"Yeah mum, everything is fine, having a great time!"

16. "Don't forget it's your dad's birthday" - Mum

17. "So is there someone special in your life?" - Mum

18. "What's going on in your life?" - Mum & Dad

19. "When you were a kid..." - Dad

20. "You are what you eat" - Mum

A balanced diet comes down to making healthy decisions... Like Margherita, or Pepperoni?

21. "If you stare at that your eyes will go square" - Mum & Dad

22. "If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right" - Mum

23. "Why haven’t you accepted my request on The Facebook?" - Mum & Dad, combined account.

24. "Are you burning the candle at both ends?" - Mum

This feel familiar?

25. "You're working too hard" - Mum

26. "What's a hashtag?" - Mum & Dad

27. "Have you sorted out your health insurance yet?" - Mum & Dad

It might not be the most common question, but if you're 31, sorting out your hospital cover with nib before June 30 could help you avoid the Lifetime Health Cover loading for any hospital cover you later purchase. When choosing health insurance cover, always make sure you consider the cover that best suits your personal circumstances.

It's easy to find out more information about the cover that may suit your needs - have a look around our website and get a quote with us today!

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