Dear all you Huffington Post readers,
My wife asked that I write this letter to you all. I wasn't even sure we got Huffington Post on the Internet. But it looks like we do and I just read it now.
Our son, Jeremy, isn't a big rap star or an angry politician, so I know you probably won't be interested in our story. But please, hear me out.
See, Jeremy just spent over a month traveling through Europe. It was his first time away from home, unless you count college. I don't count college since he was home all the time for dinner and to have his mother do his laundry.
Anyhow, Jeremy is a smart kid, but he's also dumb. I mean that in the best possible way. He's my son. But he's not the smartest kid when it comes to basic things. Like geography. I'm sure he knew he wasn't in the United States anymore because of how long his flight was. But I'm not positive.
Apparently, his wireless company charged him for everything he did with his phone in Europe. His social networking with apps and god knows what else. He took hundreds of pictures with that thing! Here's the food he's eating, here's a hat he's wearing. We used to pose for pictures in our Sunday best!
He was never good with money and he still isn't. We get his phone bill here at the house, and we're getting huge bills right now. They're in the thousands. I bought my first car for $300! Can you imagine a bill like this?
I know he doesn't have this kind of money, and that means his mother and I are going to have to pay this bill.
And with all the time he was on his phone, you would think Jeremy would have called or emailed every once in awhile. Instead, our son ran around Europe, taking enough pictures to fill the Louvre, and we never heard a peep from him until he returned home.
I tell you all this so it won't happen to you. Don't be like Jeremy. T-Mobile gives you all the data you want around the world in over 100 countries with no extra charges.
Also, we've already sold his blue 1990 hatchback to help pay for this outrageous wireless bill, so please stop calling. Thank you.
Disclaimer: Tom Fleming and his son Jeremy are fictional characters.