Maculate Conception - 10/16/01
By Bel Garion
Published each Tuesday
I am an employee at a small company called SmartTec. We are being plagued by a series of accidents. It all started
when my new friend Melissa fell off the sidewalk near the smoking area and broke her wrist. I think I might be
next. What can I do?
It's obvious that your new friend is cursed and that it has begun to effect you all. Pray.
Two weeks ago, I walked in on my 17-year-old daughter having sex with her boyfriend, "Bob." He claims
that he will be 18 in two months but it is obvious that he is 30 something. I knew it would be pointless to lecture
them... I took my daughter to the gynecologist and had her put on birth control pills. I also discussed with her
the importance of safe and responsible sex, especially when it's with a strange man.
My daughter was grateful that I was not judgmental or angry. Here's the problem. I afraid of Bob. He frequently
speaks to himself about the virtues of vitamin C and E. I am convinced if my daughter knew how old he was, she
would stop seeing him. I am having a very difficult time keeping my mouth shut. Should I tell her that she is having
sex with a thirty year old man? I would appreciate your input.
- Against It
The answer is a solid, unequivocal NO. Under no circumstances should you tell your daughter what you know about
Bob. It would not help the situation. In fact, it might make things worse. This is not your story to tell. It's
mine. I'll talk to Bob.