If you wish to date my daughter there are some things you need to know.Â About me, and mostly about her.
She is extremely intelligent.Â Don’t let the fact that she is cute confuse you.Â She is smarter than you are. And I am smarter than she is.Â Between the two of us you cannot fool us. Treat her poorly once, and feel the wrath.Â You won’t have a second chance to treat her poorly.
Do not pull up in my driveway and honk your horn.Â You will not like the results you get.Â Really.Â I am not running a drive thru.
Don’t try and call me “Mr La Gesse” unless you REALLY know how to pronounce our last name.Â If you screw it up you make a bad impression.Â You don’t get any bonus points for trying – and failing.Â Just call me “Sir” until I introduce myself (usually as “Rob”).Â And once I introduce myself as Rob, don’t call me anything else.Â I don’t really like “Sir” or “Mr.”Â Rob suits me.Â Once I give you that permission.
Of course, I expect you to respect me.Â I *demand* that you respect my daughter.Â And if you are not yet 18 and you hurt her in any way – no problem.Â I can wait until you are 18.Â At 18 I can kick your ass without worrying about child abuse charges.Â I am a patient man.Â But really – can you enjoy your 18th birthday knowing I am just about to pounce?Â Better to be safe.
Realize I was in the Military, and I have a health care background.Â The health care background may come in handy, since knowing how to relieve pain also taught me a great deal about how to inflict it.
Don’t – not with MY daughter.
I have few fears.Â Death is not one of them and you certainly are not one of them.
Treat her VERY well and you may even find that I appear to be friendly.Â But never turn your back – I am constantly evaluating and re-evaluating you.Â You have a very small margin of error.Â You aren’t allowed a single mistake.Â I know this may seem unfair.Â Deal with it.
Make her cry and I make you cry.Â Harm her physically in any way and I will mail you a package at Christmas.Â Hopefully the Doctors will be able to reattach what I had previously removed from your anatomy.Â I doubt it though – they will probably be shrivelled by then.
Think I’m joking?Â Think again.
I am a Protector.Â I protect my employees to a fault, so imagine how I deal with family, much less my daughter.
You want to date my daughter?Â I admire your courage.Â The fact you know this and still ask tells me a lot about you.Â You are either brave and decent, or totally stupid.Â I’ll deal with the stupid ones quickly.Â The brave and decent ones, over the course of a few decades, might just prove to me that they are worthy.