APPARENTLY it doesn’t matter how old or successful you are, when your parents want to they can still bring you crashing down to earth with just a few choice words.
A woman has shared an email from her dad with her Twitter followers regarding his concern she was buying an expensive bike – even comparing the purchase to COCAINE.
Clare O'Connor, the Editorial Director at Bumble in New York, was shocked when, a few minutes after speaking to her mum, she received a brutal email from her father.
Clare, who is originally from Bermuda, shared a snippet of the blunt message on Twitter.
She revealed how she'd told her mum she was thinking of buying a Peloton exercise bike, which can cost between £1,000 and £2,000 depending on the model.
However it soon became clear that her father was very against the decision, saying that like the "use of cocaine", it was a huge waste of money.
In his email, he wrote: "I had heard of the Peloton, and concluded that like the use of cocaine, it's another way of God saying people have too much money.
"It is a ridiculous amount of money for such a basic concept as riding a stationary bike. You can ride a bike on your own for as long as you want and cut the inevitable boredom factor by listening to podcasts or watching tv clips of waves of sand.
"The idea of looking at a screen while some cycling pro broadcasts encouragement is preposterous."
He added: "I would implore you not to waste precious after-tax income on this latest attempt to encourage social strivers to show they live at a more rarified level than the proletariat."
Clare captioned the post: "I told my mother I was considering buying a Peloton and…received this email minutes later from my father, who I should really start enlisting if I need to drag someone."
Her tweet has since gone viral with more than 68,000 likes and over 9,400 retweets.
Many people also took the time to comment on the post, sharing their thoughts.
One person replied: "OMG this is absolutely wonderful. WAVES ON THE SAND."
While another joked: “Your dad is my new life coach”
One of her followers noted: “After-tax income” is the daddest phrase to ever dad in the history of dad’s.”
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