01 April 2008

Dear Abby: Why is my BF a Pederast?

My mother frequently tried to improve my manners by posting Dear Abby clippings on the fridge while I was growing up. Whether or not this was beneficial is unclear, but I certainly feel the same way as Ms. Abby in her latest response.

A reader writes questioning the moral ramifications of her boyfriend, who coincidentally is a single dad that likes to sleep in the same bed as his 13-year old daughter.

DEAR ABBY: I have been dating "Jim," a single father of an 18-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter, "Jenna." The girl is very close to her parents to the point that she sleeps with them. On nights she's with Jim, she shares a bed with him. Jim and his ex have been divorced since Jenna was 2. She shared their bed while they were married. I no longer bring up the subject. I guess you could say Jim and I have agreed to disagree. However, I don't think a 13-year-old girl should be sharing a bed with her father. To put it bluntly, it gives me the creeps.

To which Abby responds:

Jenna is no longer a child, and frankly, to continue this practice is inappropriate and potentially stimulating for both of them.

If I was Ms. Abby, I would have also advised the reader to look for the tell tale signs of a kid-toucher such as an '88 Aerostar Van with no windows, a NAMBLA gazette, and scars around the gentleman's kidneys where he got shanked while doing a 3-5 stint at the state prison.
Am I the only guy who thinks Dear Abby is hot?


Anonymous said...

Dear LT,

"Whether or not this was beneficial is unclear,"

Sometimes it seems not.

Love, Mom

PS Be careful over there.

Anonymous said...

(Ooops, your Mom caught you!!)

Where is the advice that this woman should run screaming from the house? It's okay to still be "dating" this -- person?

Anonymous said...

First Higgins over Magnum and now you are lusting over Dear Abby? Maybe you should write her your own letter!

Calling in CPS on the family (the child supposedly sleeps in the same bed as whichever parent she is visiting) doesn't sound like a bad idea in this situation.

Caroline said...

My mom used to quote Emily Post at the dinner table to help me with my manners; I'm not sure how much of it I actually retained either.

LT Nixon said...

Moms...where would be without them. And I stand by my assertion that Dear Abby ain't bad lookin'.