Trouble likes to present itself on Tuesdays, and Ron is always to the rescue like a superhero-cum-debt-negotiator-for-a-magazine come to life. He is all the courage a fretful teen needs to tell his dad he’s sorry for smoking marijuana. And that’s exactly what our problem is today. Keep reading for the resolution to this age-old dilemma.
My dad busted me with weed. He took, like, $40 dollars worth of pot from me (which is a lot to 16-year-old me), but the worst part is that I broke his li’l heart in seven. It feels like a whipping every time he gives me an ashamed look. I dunno what to do to make my parents forgive me, dough. They want me to show to them that I’m responsible, but how do I do this? I want to keep smoking, but I suppose I’d maybe be kinda willing to sacrifice if it meant my dad would love me and we could watch How It’s Made together like old times.
The first thing I would like to say is that you are only 16 and already smoking weed. You are too young to be getting high because you don’t even know who you are yet. You’re also smoking weed without being sure of what it is or what it does. Unless you are growing it yourself you should leave it alone.
Second of all, of course your dad is hurt. He sees bigger and better things for you and here you are smoking your life away. What’s the next drug? Is it coke, maybe crack? Drinking after school or drinking during school? He is unsure of your future because you’re starting off your life this way. You are too young to make decisions like this for yourself so your dad knows what’s best for you. Listen to him. He still loves you and in order for you to get his trust back you definitely have to stop smoking and hanging out with the people who you are getting high with. I’m not saying they’re not your friends, but right now this is not the place you should be.
It’s like that show Made. I know it isn’t the one you’re taking about in your question, but if you’ve seen it you know that in order to be made you’ve got to do the right thing. Nobody who does this show is negative. The objective of it is to do something positive with your life, and in order for that to happen you’ve got to put yourself in a position where you can stop doing drugs.
He took away your $40 worth of drugs—boo hoo. Don’t whine about it. As long he isn’t smoking it and he just throws it away, then he did something right. If he took it and starts to smoke it, then you’ve got bigger problems. Or he could be your biggest client because he’s a hypocrite. But I think your dad has your best interest at heart. It’s going take a minute for you to earn his trust back. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you; he will always love you because you’re his son. Believe me, he has been around the block more than once.
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