Imagine yourself, an 18-year-old boy, on the cusp of adulthood. You’ve survived your childhood by only one year, but by society’s standards you are a fully-fledged, grown-up citizen. And with the freedom of maturity comes the burden of responsibility. For one young man, his journey begins now.
In the story from Elite Readers, we witness a boy transcend into adulthood by first admitting his wrongdoings.
Read the story below.
I’m a general manager at a car dealership. When my daughter was 17 she went to a party. At that party she met a man, whom she had sex with and got pregnant. After we found out she didn’t tell us who the father was. When one Sunday afternoon many months into my daughters pregnancy I’m sitting outside enjoying the view and an iced tea when this old pick-up truck pulls up.
A young man jumps out of it. Now for the purpose of the story let’s say my daughter’s name is Stacy. This young man approaches me and says, “Are you Stacy’s dad?” I look up and say, “Yes I am, are you here to see her?”
He goes, “no sir I’m here to talk to you, can I sit down?” I said sure, he explained himself an 18 yr old boy just finished high school not very book smart with no real future. I had a hunch where this was going. He then said, “I understand Stacy is pregnant.”
I go, “yes she is.”
He said, “I’m the father.”
I replied, “Figured as much, so what’s going on?”
He said “well, I don’t love your daughter and shouldn’t have done what I did. However I’m soon to become a father without a good income. I know you run multiple car dealerships and one can make good money selling cars. I want to come work for you so I can make enough money to support my child and be a good father.”