Blog: To The Girls Who Toilet Papered My House

So today I came home from my father’s house to find toilet paper strewn around the trees and all over the exterior of the house.

To the girls who toilet papered my house,

So today I came home from my father’s house to find toilet paper strewn around the trees and all over the exterior of the house. TPing, as it is known, is a common practice is my neighborhood. It appears that friends of my sister (http://bit.ly/WbjgVT) threw toilet paper on our house Saturday night and the night before that.

Thank God for my mom, who cleaned up the toilet paper twice. As I write this, I am looking at toilet paper floating like tiny ghosts on the branches of our front yard tree. What’s left is what she couldn’t reach.

To anyone else who does this for fun, stop.

It’s vandalism, and unless you offer to clean it up you have committed a crime. My poor mother came back from a work event, a Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce dinner, at 10 p.m. She was exhausted from a long day and had to clean the paper off of the roof, trees and on our front porch. She fillled four garbage bags with wet toilet paper picked piece by piece off our lawn. She did this twice, once on Friday night and another on Saturday. Please parents, do not encourage this. Minors: stop doing this.  If you get the urge to do this again, just throw the toilet paper at each other. You’ll have more fun. Or watch a movie. Or do whatever else 13-year old girls do. We live in the 21st century so you have so many media options: your Ipad, Iphone, computer, TV, game station or even a simple game of truth or dare. 

Out of curiosity, I Googled toilet paper shortage. Detroit firefighters are currently in need because the city is bankrupted, so maybe you girls should help them out. You all probably supported the Kony 2012 movement, a sketchy plea for money to help a Uganda war criminal. Now is your chance to support some heroes right here at home. If you can’t follow the logic, maybe that’s because you have toilet paper in between your ears.

And in that case, just apologize to my mom.



Other blog posts by Marcos Mena, a Poly High student:

On Dr. Dre's Beats: http://patch.com/B-cBMh

On Teen Idols:  http://patch.com/B-cF3H

On Algerian Terrorists Attacking a Natural Gas Plant:  http://patch.com/B-cPqY

On Being Skeptical:  http://patch.com/B-cNhx

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Panglonymous January 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Ok, I'll bite. Assuming you and/or your sister are not disabled, why is your Mom cleaning up?
Nancy Wride (Editor) January 28, 2013 at 10:48 PM
They were at their Dad's house for the weekend, I think. I have a friend whose 4th grader was driven around to TP houses at 2 a.m. by parents of birthday boy. She was livid nobody asked her if it was okay, and assumed the parents were still awake due to alcohol. How young is too young to TP a house?
Donna Hilbert January 28, 2013 at 11:23 PM
Good piece. Marcos keep writing!
Panglonymous January 28, 2013 at 11:49 PM
Ah, I see. It was a junior high school thing, from what I recall. Conferred social status to the TP-ee, yes? Having your parents drive you to the scene of the crime? Not on your life. ;-)
Nancy Wride (Editor) January 29, 2013 at 12:05 AM
I guess that is why we didn't think of doing it until high school, when we were more trusted to be out with friends in the neighborhood. We didn't care enough to drive anywhere or have our parents along. But I agree Pan, it was a back-handed nod.
NYSue January 29, 2013 at 06:53 AM
I don't understand why the parents of these juvenile delinquents aren't arrested with the kids for vandalism....Driving your kid around to do this is just as criminal as the act! FYI the kids who TPed the house need their asses out there cleaning up!
Panglonymous January 29, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Hang in there. A few more years and we'll all be safe from everything. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/military/rise-of-the-drones.html
ROBERT E. FISHBACK January 30, 2013 at 03:39 PM
This practice has been around for decades...looking at the picture of your tree..actually a good job ..beats many Christmas decoraations I've seen. A few rains and a Santa Ana and it will be just a memory...
LBlifer February 04, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Our house was recently t-p'd by friends of our sons. Nothing but good clean fun, it was cleaned up in minutes no harm done. You whiners are very strange. I wonder if you have any friends?


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