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If your stepfather sent you a letter like this, how would you react?

Freddie, you’re a pretty boy fool.

You need to understand that YOU WILL GET RAPED IN PRISON. There is no doubt about it, so you better start behaving better or else you will get into serious trouble soon. How much longer can you go on living like this? Don’t tell me you’re not doing drugs and drinking with the rest of that trashy group you hang out with in the city.

It’s a crying shame, the way you’ve turned out. You could be so much better but you’re throwing it all away. What is wrong with you? You grew up in a nice neighbourhood, you always had lots of toys, you’re good looking and didn’t even have acne or braces for fucks sake. Girls stare at you, and instead of making the most of all your good traits, you mope around in a constant state of confusion, depression, mood swings, only half-committing to everything.

You’re naturally smart but you didn’t try hard in high school, you didn’t bother with college, so you went to trade school TWICE, and you haven’t stuck with it. Okay, maybe I’m being too harsh; you did finish the second time, but you’re doing nothing with your diploma. Why the fuck did you study boat mechanics for two years, if you’re not going to apply for jobs in that area of employment? Just admit it: you’re not ready for the party to be over, you’re not ready to be mature and responsible—that’s why you work in a casino, living with a wannabe porn-star roommate.

When are you going to grow up, Freddie? Your mother is sick of worrying about you all the time. Don’t give me that crap, “I’m 22, I don’t need my mother’s permission to do things.” You go missing constantly and she calls you to make sure you’re not dead. I know you’re an adult, but your mom worries about you, and the least you can do is have the decency to reply back---it’s not right to keep her in the dark for weeks. You have a history of getting blackout drunk and making bad decisions. When you were a teenager, I had to drag you out of neighbor’s gardens because you’d fallen asleep drunk and they were threatening to call the cops; you drove drunk straight off a pier; you got an older girl pregnant at 15 because you were too drunk and stupid you use a condom. You fell asleep on train tracks once and the only reason you weren’t sliced in two is because a passerby woke you up.

What’s it gonna take for you to grow the hell up? You’ll be 23 next month. Yeah, you’re young, but you’re too old to be floating around like this. Time flies and before you know it you’ll be middle aged with a addiction issues and no career path. You’re siblings are miles ahead of you—Melissa is a paramedic who saves lives; Jason just graduated law school this summer and he already has a job in a top law firm. And look at you—a certified boat mechanic who works in a casino, lives with a porn star, dates crazy girls, gambles too much, ignores his own parents’ phone calls.

Your mother got a call from the police last month because you were found passed out on the beach. Alcohol poisoning, so close to the sea. You had to be taken to a hospital for the night to avoid endangering yourself with your drunken recklessness.

All I can say is you’re damn lucky that idiot girl had an abortion because you should never have kids. Imagine if she’d kept it; right now, you’d have a 7-year-old child. There’s no way you’d cope. I don’t care if you’re not an alcoholic; you’re drunk often enough that it gets in the way of your life.

All I can say is I’m glad I’m not your real dad because if I was, man, I’d be ashamed to admit it. Kevin, that useless dad of yours, never thought you a damn thing about life—he just spoiled you and treat you like a friend, and this is the result—a disaster. You are bipolar; I don't care if you don't accept that; you need to be medicated because these mood swings are too much--you're fine for a few months, then crash and spiral. This won't end well. Sort yourself out.

by Anonymousreply 22September 16, 2023 11:39 PM

Dearest StepPaPa:

I may be all of those things and more, but at least I know the difference between "your" and "you're." Your semicolon use is also a bit of a worry.


Freddie (the pretty one)

by Anonymousreply 1September 16, 2023 3:42 PM

I'd wonder why an EST poster on Datalounge was writing me.

by Anonymousreply 2September 16, 2023 3:43 PM

Is this a Frasier reboot script?

by Anonymousreply 3September 16, 2023 3:46 PM

Your stepfather sounds like even more of a drama queen than your father who also sent you a stupid EST letter a few months ago.

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by Anonymousreply 4September 16, 2023 3:57 PM

Dear Stepdad:

Prison rape won't be too traumatic, given the many times you raped me since you married Mom.

by Anonymousreply 5September 16, 2023 4:17 PM

I’d turn over and present hole!

by Anonymousreply 6September 16, 2023 4:21 PM

R3. Yea- it was written by R85 of the reboot thread in a panic after his first attempt was quickly rejected. For good reason. This is another fail.

by Anonymousreply 7September 16, 2023 4:53 PM

Can't wait to see it!

by Anonymousreply 8September 16, 2023 5:00 PM

What's wrong with working in a casino?

by Anonymousreply 9September 16, 2023 5:42 PM

Another one of these "real" letters with the outdated names from a bygone era?

by Anonymousreply 10September 16, 2023 6:10 PM

r10 Lots of young people are named Freddie.

by Anonymousreply 11September 16, 2023 6:14 PM

Everything but the bloodhounds snapping at your ass.

Did I miss the mention of “puny cocklet?”

by Anonymousreply 12September 16, 2023 6:36 PM

[quote]Lots of young people are named Freddie

It's an old man name.

by Anonymousreply 13September 16, 2023 7:28 PM

FF again OP

by Anonymousreply 14September 16, 2023 7:33 PM

Well, I'd never get a letter like that because I'm not a total screw-up, so if someone actually sent a letter like that I'd laugh and laugh and laugh.

Second, I'd notice the laughable priorities of the person sending the letter. It's no wonder "Freddie" turned out that way with a stepfather with such skewed priorities, values, and basic people and parenting skills.

Finally, I'd blithely go about my merry way because if someone felt the need to send a letter like that to outline all my perceived and likely real faults, I probably wouldn't have to self-awareness to question whether any of the criticisms were valid.

by Anonymousreply 15September 16, 2023 7:51 PM


by Anonymousreply 16September 16, 2023 8:14 PM

r15 The other two kids turned out fine, so bad parenting probably isn't the cause of this trainwreck.

by Anonymousreply 17September 16, 2023 10:59 PM

[quote][R15] The other two kids turned out fine, so bad parenting probably isn't the cause of this trainwreck.

Were the other two kids "step" kids or the writing stepfather's bio kids? Makes a HUGE difference on the type of parenting that occurred. Even if they were stepkids also, many step parents treat their stepkids differently due to gender, sexual orientation, or simply not liking them because they "don't have anything in common" with a jock or artsy kid or one that likes manga. It's actually rather sad hearing the stories of how awful step parents are. Cinderella lucked out by comparison to some of the stories you hear.

by Anonymousreply 18September 16, 2023 11:12 PM

r18 This guy's only the stepfather because the wife had an affair and got pregnant, but they decided to work on the marriage and stay together. The older kids are the stepfather's biological kids. He's always treated them better than Freddie. He's very harsh on Freddie and has never warmed up to him, even when Freddie was younger and well-behaved.

by Anonymousreply 19September 16, 2023 11:18 PM

I wrote a song about OP’s life. It’s called “D.R.U.G.S.”

by Anonymousreply 20September 16, 2023 11:26 PM

This is the same DLer who posted the letter a month or so back from the dad who was so disappointed in his daughter.

All the fraus ate it up and doled out rations of platitudes, as usual!

Is OP a content writer who's beta testing fake Reddit stories here?

by Anonymousreply 21September 16, 2023 11:33 PM

Freddie should quit getting blackout drunk and return his mother's calls.

Freddie does sound like quite the loser.

by Anonymousreply 22September 16, 2023 11:39 PM
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