Friday, March 27, 2015

A letter to Dad

A father passing by his teenage daughter's bedroom was
astonished to see the bed was nicely made and everything was neat
and tidy. Then he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the centre of
the pillow. It wasaddressed "Dad". With the worst premonition, he opened
the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands:-

Dear Dad,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you,
but I'm leaving home.
I had to elope with my new boyfriend Randy because I
wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you.
I've been finding real passion with Randy and
he is so nice to me.
I know when you meet him you'll like him too - even
with all his piercing, tattoos, and motorcycle clothes.
But it's not only the passion Dad,
I'm pregnant and Randy said that he wants me to have the
kid and that we can be very happy together.
Even though Randy is much older than me
(anyway, 42 isn't so old these days is it?),
and has no money, really these things shouldn't stand
in the way of our relationship, don't you agree?
Randy has a great CD collection; he already owns a
trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood
for the whole winter. It's true he has other
girlfriends as well but I know he'll be faithful to me
in his own way.
He wants to have many more children with me and that's
now one of my dreams too.
In the meantime, we'll pray that science will find
a cure for AIDS so Randy can get better;
he sure deserves it!!
Don't worry Dad, I'm 15 years old now 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 grandchildren.

Your loving daughter,
Joan

At the bottom of the page were the letters "PTO".
Hands still trembling, her father turned the sheet, and read:

PS: Dad, none of the above is true. I'm over at theneighbour's house.
I just wanted to remind you that there are worsethings in life than my report card that's in my desk centre drawer. Please sign it and call when it is safe for me to come home.
I love you!

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