Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Parent Of The Year Award In Jeopardy

On my 16th Birthday, my Mom got me a singing telegram. "Nurse Goodbody" showed up at the end of football practice and embarrassed the helk out of a fragile flower of a high school athelete. My coach even had us run extra because she was a few minutes late and was in on making sure the whole team was there when it happened.

It was tasteful. No sexual jokes, just comments about "girlfriends." She kept her clothes on, though I think she wore some red thing with fishnet stockings. Still, it was not even Desperate Housewives. Nonetheless, some parents of my teammates were a little upset, though no one was reprimanded or fired.

These parents, however, show we now live in different times:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Landon and Anette Pharris are pleading guilty -- to hiring a stripper for their son's 16th birthday party.

The Nashville couple was sentenced Thursday to two years probation and ordered to take parenting classes. They were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Mom said they wanted to do something special for their son. She said they even had grandpa there. The stripper danced for two hours. Then, the party-goers passed the hat and paid the stripper an extra $150 to get completely naked.

A drug store photo developer dropped a dime on the strip party after seeing the
snapshots taken there.

Two comments: (1) I guess Dad taking son to his favorite hooker is no longer the in thing to do on one's 16th birthday? (2) Has no one heard of a digital camera and a color printer?


At 6:32 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

My favorite line from Hope Floats: "Two words, people. Polaroid cameras."

And, unless they actually address things like morals, and the family has other younger kids, I think the whole parenting class is a waste of the taxpayers' money.

At 7:00 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Yeah, but tee bee, the article made it sound like Grandpa had the most lap dance money.

At 4:44 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

ewwww. Maybe a grandparenting class? That might be useful.


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