It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – their child is missing. They’ve run away and they’re not coming back. It’s a chilling realization that this parent had to face one day when he walked past his teenage son’s bedroom and noticed that – unusually – his bed was made and room was clean. Everything was put away and his weekend bag was missing. On the bed, a letter addressed to ‘Dad’. Tentatively, Dad opened it…
“Dear Dad, It is with great regret and sorrow that I am writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with mom and you. I’ve been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so nice, but I knew you would not approve because of her piercings, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes, and the fact she’s much older than I am.
But it’s not only the passion Dad; she’s pregnant.
Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods, and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children.
Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with other people in the commune — for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want.
In the meantime, we’ll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so that Stacy can get better. She sure deserves it.
Don’t worry, Dad. I’m 15, and I know how to take care of myself. Someday, I’m sure we’ll be back to visit, so you can get to know your many grandchildren.
Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Jason’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the school report that’s on the kitchen table. Call when it’s safe for me to come home!”
Ha! This kid’s either a genius or totally evil! Maybe he’s an evil genius. Sure, his old man’s going to be relieved but sheesh…! What a way to get out of trouble for a bad school report…
What do you reckon? Smart kid or one that’s hankering for a spankering?!