Managing Expectations!

My youngest daughter sent this to me, not sure whether to be worried or not… lol. Whether employee, employer, customer, friend or family member, managing expectation is pretty near the top of the priority list if you want to maintain a great relationship! Here we go…

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 centre of the bed. It was addressed, “Mum”. With the worst premonition, she opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands.

Dear Mum,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you. I had to elope with my new boyfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Dad and you. I’ve been finding real passion with Kyle and he is so sexy – even with all his piercings, tattoos, beard and biker clothes.

But it’s not only the passion Mum, I’m pregnant and Kyle says that we will be very happy together. He already owns a caravan 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.

Kyle 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 Kyle can get better soon; he sure deserves it!!

Don’t worry Mum, I’m 15 years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Some day I’m sure we’ll be back to visit so you can get to know your grandchildren.

Your loving daughter

Sarah x

PS: Mum, none of the above is true. I’m over at the neighbour’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the school report that’s in my desk drawer. I love you! Call me when it is safe for me to come home.


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