PARENTS feel they must prove their concern for their children’s futures by talking about it endlessly, it has emerged.
Millions of parents are sanctimoniously expressing their fears as though others are not overly bothered if their own children have crap lives.
Office worker Tom Logan said: “Paul at work keeps saying how worried he is about his children’s future, as though some brand new threat has been detected like a Cylon invasion.
“This sets everyone else off and they all start trying to prove who’s most concerned about education, jobs and so on. At least Sue was a bit creative with ‘airborne zombie plague’.
“It’s like a game of Top Trumps where your kids being unable to buy a flat in the future is quite good, but it gets beaten by them being obliterated in a nuclear war.”
Sales manager Emma Bradford said: “I’m always worrying about my children’s future but that’s because I’m a good parent, not just someone who’s competitive over inappropriate things.
“What if the moon goes out of orbit and hits the earth? I must really love my kids to have thought of something as unlikely as that.”