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September 12, 2008 7:34 AM Subscribe
My little brother just got busted for smoking pot. Help me deal with a text message that just came in on his phone.
posted by wandering steve to human relations (25 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, my little brother (a high school senior) was busted by my parents for smoking pot and, what I consider worse, buying alchohol for parties on a fake id. The parents have pretty much put him on lock-down: he can't drive, go out, use the computer w/o their knowledge, or use his cell phone. Since I've just gotten back from the Peace Corps and am penniless and living at home for a moment, I "inherited" his cell phone.
This morning, after I dropped him off at school (both parents happen to be out for most of the day), he got a text from a couple of girls at school asking him to buy alchohol for them.
So, hivemind, what do I do with this? I don't want to undermine the punishment -- it's my parents' job to raise him, and I do think he needs some degree of punishment, anyway -- but if this disappears, maybe it spares everyone some grief.