Saturday, September 09, 2006
New Beginning 107
It is a well-known fact among parents that if you want your child to hate you, switching them to a different school against their will during their eighth grade year is a good bet. This is the equivalent of the collapse of civilization, and either Mr. Brian Walter James was unaware of this rule, or he simply disregarded it. He certainly acquired a fair amount of discord with his daughter, Angela, for his ignorance toward it. Mr. James had, without any reference to her feelings on the matter, quit his high-paying job in the city to move to an affluent town called Redfordshire several states away. The ensuing devastation was greater than predicted. In addition to the expected howls about hating the town and seriously disliking her father, Angela shut herself up in her room for the first few weeks after the move.
When the aforementioned Mr. James called to his ovarian-blessed progeny to remove her corporeal form from her sleeping chamber, Angela, rather than comply with his requests, sent forth her angry salutations through the closed wooden frame with repeated applications. Mr. James naturally replied with the calm reserve of any paterfamilias until Angela presented her trumping argument.
"Whatever" was the word which tickled his cochlea.
Posted by Evil Editor at 9:49 PM