Saturday, February 22, 2014

Miss Information is annoyed by overparenting

So, Saturday Miss Information is working at the hellscape she likes to call the Teen Area. She answers the phone to a panicky mother. 

"My son is missing!" she says. "He was at the library for some training and now he's missing! He's only fourteen!"

When Miss Information was 14, she had a job. She got herself there and back without help. She also used to go all around town using public transit--sometimes with friends, sometimes alone. She also used to walk home from school and stay by herself in an empty house. She never set fire to anything. She was never kidnapped or murdered. 

Miss Information doesn't think the training ended that long ago and suspects that the kid is still here or even more likely has gone to one of several nearby fast food restaurants to indulge in substandard food. He's fourteen for goodness sake. He'll turn up. Still, it's a new era--there are criminals and psychopaths behind every snowbank so one must be vigilant. Miss Information tries to be sympathetic. She asks the mother if the kid was supposed to be taking the subway or walking or what. The mother doesn't have a chance to answer her call waiting goes off. She puts Miss Information on hold. 

When she comes back on the line she reports happily that the child's father has found him. Miss Information pretends to be very relieved instead of merely being grateful that her parents let her do things without supervision when she was that age.

6 Comments:

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He may have locked himself in a car trunk just for a break from his parents.

 
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