From a very young age, I always told my daughter that before she could date someone, they had to meet me. My daughter’s 1st boyfriend lasted throughout high school and her first year of College. When he broke up with her, and this is God’s truth, he disappeared for a solid week and wouldn’t tell anyone where he was “because I would be looking for him” (and to be fair, I was). So this past weekend my daughter brings another young man home, to meet me.
Now I have, a few things that I always ask and/or tell
One word answer only. This is a pass/fail question.
What exactly does the word No mean to you?
This is more of a statement than a question.
If you pull into the driveway to pick my daughter up for a date, and you honk your horn. You had better be delivering a pizza. Because the only thing you will be leaving with is the tip I give you for delivering said pizza.
Do you understand the sign on the wall next to you?
It’s the 10 rules for dating my daughter sign, you can pretty much look up on the internet.
I usually wear a t-shirt my daughter gave me. It says
"Yes, I do have a beautiful daughter. I also have a gun, a shovel, and an alibi. Any questions?
The first time I did this my daughter was mortified. What really made it sort of surreal, was the young man’s mother wanted to be there with her 2 daughters to “show them what their Dad was going to do when they started dating”. I asked her if she was really sure, because I am not a nice man when it comes to my daughter? She said “oh yes, my daughter’s need to understand how protective father’s are about their daughter’s”. I told her “ok, but that doesn’t mean I am going to be any less, well me, just because you and your daughters are there”. She said “I understand”.
By the time I was done, she was looking at me with that look you get when you have fallen down and realize you are about a foot away from a coiled up rattlesnake.
Back to new gentleman wanting to date my daughter. I think my daughter brings them over now, just to mess with them.
My daughter gets me and we have the same sense of humor. She will often call me, afterwards, and tell me how the young man reacted.
In case me putting this in humor thread is not enough. This is humor. Do not attempt this at home, this post was crafted by professionals on a closed course. No animals were harmed during the making of this post. Though one of my dogs is giving me the “I need a treat stare”