I get a call last night at about 9:30pm from the mom of the girl that works for me. I didn’t answer my phone, as per usual for that time. The people that really need me can call my house phone (and it’s a limited number of people that even have that unlisted number).
But the voice mail tone rang, so I checked the number. I had no idea what number it was, so I listened. It’s this woman, trying not to sound panicked. She says she has no idea where her daughter is and wants to know if she came to the barn today. I honestly didn’t know, as I left the barn at 2pm.
I made a quick call to my dad to see if he could tell me if she’d been there. He said she was, and that she left with a boy in a white blazer at about 7:25pm.
After finding that out, I called her mom to tell her what I knew. She said the girl does this all the time. Frankly, I wouldn’t be surprised if she grounds her- and she should be in trouble. I’ve half a mind to say something to her myself. She seems responsible enough, but at the same time, that’s not a responsible way to behave.
I feel bad for her mom.