They don't shy away from sharing the harsh realities of life and aim to prepare their loved ones for the challenges ahead.
Grandmothers, with their years of wisdom and life experience, possess a unique ability to cut through the fluff and tell it like it is. They have a knack for dispensing truths without any sugarcoating. Their candid and unfiltered approach stems from a genuine desire to prepare their loved ones for the challenges they will face.
Grandmas use humor, often laced with sarcasm, to impart valuable life lessons that stand the test of time, even in a rapidly changing world. Their words carry significance and are meant to be heard and contemplated, as they understand the evolving nature of society and the importance of their wisdom.
They possess a remarkable ability to deliver their insights with a clever twist, making their messages all the more memorable and relatable. Still skeptical about the potency of a grandmother's words? Look no further than Imgur and Buzzfeed, where a compilation of the 20 most brutally honest remarks made by grandmas awaits. These quotes serve as a testament to the boldness and unapologetic honesty with which grandmothers share their thoughts.
"One day when I was about 14, I was wearing a purple shirt. My grandma turned to me and said, 'The color of that shirt really brings out the pimples on your face.'"
"I was working in a nursing home and there were two old ladies, both residents, who had beef with each other. One lady said to the other: 'I'd kick you where the sun doesn't shine, but I'm afraid I'd lose my shoe.' It took me a second to figure out how dirty she was being."
"My great-grandmother was arguing with my step-grandpa. He was standing at the top of the stairs, so she looked over at me and said, 'No one will blame the old lady in a wheelchair if I pushed him.'"
"My grandma told me, while lying in her actual death bed, 'You need to stop wearing your hair like that.'"
"I had dinner with my family for my 29th birthday. As my grandma was heading out the door, she hugged me and said, 'In my day, a single 30-year-old woman was an old maid. You have a year.'"
"One day after school, a friend and I were looking at our school photos that we had just gotten back. My great-grandma walked in the room, took a look at my friend's photo, and said, 'Well, at least you know to never do your hair like that again.'"
"My grandma was a big smoker, and one night when we were at her house (I was about 6), I started coughing. I said the smoke really stunk and was so gross. She said, 'You know, smoke only goes to the ugliest person in the room.'"
"One of my cousins was planning her wedding, and she told my great-grandmother that she wanted a strapless dress. My lovely great-grandmother said, 'You better get some tits first.'”
"Last Thanksgiving my grandmother told me that if my father was her first-born child, she would have 'just started swallowing from that point forward.'"
"When my grandma came to visit for my graduation (after not seeing each other for two years) she said, 'You look much better in your pictures on Facebook.' Thanks, grandma."
"My great-grandma was in the hospital, and when she got up to use the bathroom her nurse asked, 'Catherine, do you want help?' My great-grandma said, 'No, I don't need your help. I've been wiping my own pussy for 90 years.'"