Okay, okay, it might not be that bad – but the exaggerated sentiment has some truth to it – as every Aussie parent who’s either just survived, or is about to embark upon, the end of term one school holidays, can attest to.
Everything from your bedroom, to your private snacks hidden in boxes of multi-grain Ryvita, can and will be commandeered in the name of holiday entertainment for the kids. Of course, in many homes, this doesn’t only happen in the holidays – it’s a daily occurrence.
It’s a price all parents accept as collateral damage/cost of having offspring you adore.
But sometimes, boundaries to this obliteration of privacy must be must be drawn: and for this dad, it ends with his sacred Netflix account.
American dad Mike Angiulo tweeted that he was putting his foot down about something very important to him; his sanity-saving Netflix account. Tired of his kids messing with his “lists and history” when they used his profile (presumably to access more ‘sophisticated’ shows), Angiulo decided to rename his account using the most hated thing on Netflix: the words “Install Windows Updates Now.”
Everyone at home kept watching Netflix using my profile. Messed up all my lists and history… so I renamed “Dad” to “Install Windows Updates Now.” Problem solved. pic.twitter.com/33tpvghLCf
— mike angiulo (@mikeangiulo) April 7, 2018