A mother passing by her daughter' s bedroom was astonished to see the
bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then she saw an
envelope propped up prominently on the center of the bed. It was
addressed, "Mom." With the worst premonition, she opened the envelope
and read the letter with trembling hands:
It is with great regret and sorrow that I' m writing to you. I had to
elope with my new boyfriend bceause I wanted to avoid a scene with Dad
and you. I' been finding real passion with John and he is so nicepeter
with all his piercings, tattoos, heard, and his motorcycle clothes. But it' s
not only the passion mom, I' m pregnant and John said that we will be
very happy. He already owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of
firewood for the whole winter.
He wants to have many more children with me and that' s now one of
my dreams too.
John taught me that marijuana doesn' t really hurt anyone and we' ll be
growing it for us and trading it with his friends for all the cocaine and
ecstasy we want.
In the meantime, we' ll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so
John can get better; he sure deserves ity,
Don' t worry Mom, I' m IS years old now and I know how to take one of'
Some day I' m sure we' ll be back to visit so you can get to know your
PS: Mom, none of the above is true. I' m over at the neighbor' s house. I
just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than my
report card that' s in my desk ernter drawer. I love you! Call when it is
safe for me to come home.