[Jokes] Teenage Daughter's Owner's Manual (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Thu Jun 8 20:39:37 BST 2006

Teenage Daughter's Owner's Manual

Congratulations! You are now the proud new owner of a teenaged daughter. 
Please read this manual carefully, as it describes the maintenance of 
your new daughter, and answers important questions about your warranty 
(which does NOT include the right to return the product to the factory 
for a full refund.)

To determine whether you were supposed to receive a teenaged girl, please 
examine your new daughter carefully. Does she.

   a) Look very similar to your original daughter, only with more makeup
      and less clothing?
   b) Refuse to acknowledge your existence on the planet Earth (except
      when requesting money)?
   c) Sleep in a burrow of dirty laundry?

If any of these are true, you have received the correct item. Nice try, though.

When you first receive your teenaged daughter, you will initially 
experience a high level of discomfort. Gradually, this discomfort will 
subside, and you will merely feel traumatized. This is the "Break-in 
Period," during which you are becoming accustomed to certain behaviors 
that will cause you concern, anxiety, and stress. Once you have adapted 
to these behaviors, your teenager will start acting even worse.

To activate your teenaged daughter, simply place her in the vicinity of a 
telephone or Instant Messenger. No further programming is required.

Several hours after activation, you may desire to shut down your teenaged 
daughter. There is no way to do this.

Having a teenaged daughter means learning the difference between the 
words "clean" and "neat." Teenaged daughters are very clean, because they 
take frequent showers that last more than an hour. They will scrub 
themselves with expensive, fragrant soaps that you must purchase for them 
because like I'm sure I'm going to use like the same kind of soap my Mom 
and dad use. When they have completely drained the hot-water tank, they 
will step out and wrap themselves in every towel in the bathroom, which 
they will subsequently strew throughout the house. If you ask them to 
pick up the towels, you are confusing "clean" with "neat." Teenagers are 
very busy and do not have time to be neat. They expect others to pick up 
after them. These others are called "parents."

Your teenaged daughter requires regular meals, which must be purchased 
for her at restaurants because she detests everything you eat because it 
is like so disgusting. She does not want you to accompany her to these 
restaurants, because some people might see you and like I'm sure I want 
my friends to see me eating dinner with my parents. Either order take-out 
food or just give her the money, preferably both. If you order pizza, 
never answer the doorbell because the delivery boy might see you and 
ohmigod he is so hot. Yes, your daughter's idea of an attractive man is 
the pizza boy.

Retailers make millions of dollars year selling stylish and frankly 
sensible clothing that will look adorable on your daughter. If you enjoy 
shopping, you will love the vast selections that are available to you. 
Unfortunately, your teenaged daughter wants to dress like a lap dancer. 
You may be able to coerce her into putting on a cute outfit before leaving 
the house, but by the time she walks in the schoolhouse door, she will be 
wearing something entirely different.

Teenaged daughters require one of two levels of maintenance: "High," and 
"Ultra High." Your daughter is "Ultra High." This means that whatever you 
do won't be enough and whatever you try won't work.

This product is not without defect because she has your genes, for 
heaven's sake. If you think this is not fair, talk to your parents, who 
think it is hilarious. Your teenaged daughter will remain a teenager for 
as long as it takes for her to become a woman, which in her opinion has 
already happened and as far as you are concerned never really will. If 
you are dissatisfied with your teenaged daughter, well, what did you 
expect? In any event, your warranty does not give you your little girl 
back under any circumstances, except that deep down she's actually still 
there - you just have to look for her

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