This is a true story that happened to me a few years ago. Enjoy!
Girl Disappears, Father Freaks
Wisconsin, 2 August 2007
Jenna, 19, a college sophomore living at home with her parents,
gave her father a fright today. At 4:38 Thursday morning, Jenna
apparently left her house in a rush, slamming the front door shut
and speeding out of the driveway in a Grey 1988 Dodge Ram.
Her father, Steve, 52, sleeping in the livingroom due to recovery
from total knee replacement surgery, was startled awake by this
sudden disappearence. He reportedly limped to inform his
wife, Maggie, 59, who slept in the couple's bedroom down the
"Steve was recently diagnosed with a bloodclot in his calf, and
is on blood thinners," Maggie, a registered nurse, informed
reporters, "So I told him to come wake me up if he started to feel
sick or ill, due to the side affects of the medicine. So naturally,
I was prepared for anything."
Steve inquired Maggie about the sudden dissappearence of their
daughter in the early hours of the morning.
At first, Maggie was confused, but then remembered that Jenna
had told her about subbing for a scheduled shift at the local YMCA.
"I informed him of this immediately, as he was noticably worried,"
Conclusively, Steve was just acting as a concerned parent,
as any parent would investigate strange behavior in their teenage
daughter, such as promiscuious sex, drinking, and burning incense.
"She's rarely up before noon some days," commented Steve,
"I was afraid she might have run away or changed her name to
'Granny Schizzle' and joined a gang or something."
When asked of this strange behavior, Jenna sheepishly admitted
that she had slept in, and realized this faux pas only minutes before
"I could hear the TV when I woke up to go to the bathroom, and
heard the channels changing, but I decided not to tell him of my odd
early morning shift."
When implored as to why she did not rouse her father, Jenna
answered, "I did not want to embarrass him. I mean, who is up at
4:45 in the morning?"
Jenna also added that she knew her father was probably
startled by her early morning arousal. She even spoke briefly
to Mary, 62, a coworker, about her morning occurances.
"We were talking about the rarity of personally working the opening
shift, because of its strange hours. In conversation, she told me that
she thought she might have frightened her dad, but when she
mentioned him sleeping in the livingroom, I didn't ask any further."
Mary works at the front desk of the YMCA, and has known Jenna for
a year. "I guess I didn't want to delve into an awkward conversation
about families and such," she whispered, with a wink.
When reunited again, the family jokes about the whole ordeal,
"I guess I should wake up a little earlier," shrugs Jenna, with a grin.
"And I guess I should go to bed before five," laughs Steve.