This letter is going around the ‘net, but I thought it was funny enough to post it — even though I didn’t write it.

The point is obvious: lighten up and take yourself less seriously.

Wouldn’t it be fun to write a letter like this to your BOSS? :)

A father passing by his daughter’s bedroom was astonished to see the bed nicely made up and everything neat and tidy. Then he saw an envelope propped up prominently on the pillow. It was addressed, “Dad. With the worst of premonitions going through his mind, he opened the envelope and read the letter with trembling hands:

Dear Dad,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you. I had to elope with my new boyfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with you and Mom. I’ve been finding real passion with John and he is so nice. I knew you would not approve of him because of all his piercings, tattoos and his motorcycle clothes.

I know he is much older than I am but it’s not only the passion; Dad, I’m pregnant. John says that we are going to be very happy. He owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood, enough for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children.

John has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it and trading it with the other people in the commune for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime, we’ll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so John can get better; he sure deserves it!

Don’t worry Dad, I’m 15 years old now and I know how to take care of myself. Someday, I’m sure we’ll be back to visit so you can get to know your grandchildren.

Your daughter, Julie

P.S. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Samantha’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the Report card in my desk drawer. I love you! Call when it is safe for me to come home.

I’m telling ya, this is an excellent opportunity for you to use humor next time you screw up at work. Write a mock letter about all the things that you messed up big time… then say, “Just kidding, but I messed up an order today.”

Love it.

Brad Montgomery
Motivational Keynote Speakers: Humorists!