MauiTime’s new comic, Open Letters, got an open letter of its own a couple weeks ago. This, in turn, inspired creators Jory John and Avery Monsen to pen a letter in response. Now we have another link in the chain, as the letter writer fired back.
Here’s the original Open Letter comic:
Here’s the response:
Open Letter to Jory John, Avery Monsen and all offspring still living with their parents,
If you think my account on Facebook is pathetic, I hope you are sitting down. Not only do I know the password for your Facebook account, I know the passwords for every account. If I want to know what you are doing, trust me–I’m your mother, I KNOW what you are doing. Once you become “self-sponsored” and out of the house, feel free to criticize, but remember, not only will your father and I be spending your inheritance on trips to Sturgis and Las Vegas. Sex in your old room is a guarantee on the first night you move out and as far as the dining room table goes, been there.
Every Parent OVER 35
Here’s the response to the response:
Mom?! Seriously, next time you want to get in touch with us, can you please just knock? No more of this writing-the-Maui-Time-and-publicly-airing-all-of-our-business type of behavior. Yes, we still live at home and yes, we need to borrow some money from time-to-time and yes, we need help with the finer aspects of doing our own laundry, and yes we ate the remainder of your tuna sandwich … but did you have to tell all of Maui our respective problems? If you think this is somehow motivational — this public shaming — you should know that your letter (specifically: the “sex in our room” part) has motivated us to stay at home, indefinitely. So, there.
And now, here’s the response to that:
Dear Jory & Avery,
Of course you can have $20 and I always make an extra tuna sandwich because I know it’s your favorite. My plan to keep you home worked. I’ll be watching for you on Facebook.
PS – Next time you want to talk don’t mumble and give me an eye roll, or I’ll be back!
To be continued?