Can’t Say Promise Without Saying Prom

| Related | April 21, 2014

(The night before my senior prom, my father calls me into the kitchen saying we need to talk. This usually means I’m in trouble, so I’m trying to wrack my brain to think of anything I’ve done and can’t come up with anything.)

Dad: “So, your prom’s tomorrow.”

(Realizing where this is probably headed, all I can do is nod.)

Dad: “And I know there are certain… traditions associated with prom. Now, I would prefer you not do anything, but I can’t stop you. So, please, whatever you do, be safe. Don’t do anything stupid. Please don’t feel pressured to do anything you don’t want to…”

(He goes on for some length.)

Dad: “…and please, whatever you do, come home with all of your clothes.”

Me: “Do I have to have all of my clothes on when I come home?”

(I’m shocked I was allowed out of the house the next night!)

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