|Talk about petty
weekend afternoon, when all three of Charlene’s children were
at the house, a knock came at the door. A very polite woman stated
that she was from the Department of Child and Family Services, DCFS.
She was there investigate the drunken party we were having with
the kids were in attendance. We were shocked. Drunken party? I was
sitting on my butt playing on the computer, Charlene was cooking
burgers in the kitchen, and the kids where parked in front on the
set playing video games. What party? It seems that an anonymous
call came in describing a loud party where underage children were
subject to all kinds of drunken and sexual debauchery. I was bewildered.
Us? There must be some mistake. Who would make such a claim? She
couldn’t tell us, since it came in through their 800 emergency
report line. We let her have look around and seeing no drunken party,
no empty beer cans, no loud music, no wild partiers, she said her
goodbyes and left. I dismissed it as some error and didn’t’
think anything of it.
A few months later and another knock came to the door - DCFS again. This
time I was beating the children within an inch of their lives. Nope, the
children were playing Frisbee in the front yard with several of the neighbor
Two weeks later, another visit by DCFS. The charge this time was
that Charlene and I where living with dozens of animals, ankle deep
in droppings. A quick look around the house and the DCFS agent saw
that was false. Do you see a pattern here? We saw another six visits
from DCFS before I’d reached my limit. On the last one, I
wouldn’t let her in the house until she told me who my accuser
was. I gave her 6 seconds to get off my property or I’d call
the police for trespassing.
The next time you think about getting a divorce, I hope that you use
more common sense and don’t resort to such petty actions like these.