When a dad named Patrick Pipino dropped his daughter Isabelle off at school a little late, he wrote a letter to his teachers explaining the tardiness. You see, Isabelle and her dad just couldn't let Glory Days pass them by, and were Tougher than the Rest.
PolarDorsai posted the following note on Imgur, which proves that honesty is the funniest policy:
To Whom It May Concern:
Please excuse Isabelle's tardiness in school today.
In the interest of honesty, I feel it my obligation to be straight with all of you as to the reason.
Last night Isabelle was lucky enough to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Albany, and darned if he didn't play for three and a half hours.
This may not seem like a good excuse, but have you every wondered how many kids would be late-or miss school outright-if God were to suddenly appear?
It's something like that.
Springsteen and the E Street band are currently on a world tour celebrating his seminal album The River. At the tender age of 66, the Boss plays famously long concerts, jamming for hours at a time whether or not there's school the next day. For those Born in the USA, there is freedom of religion—and the Pipinos find their god in the form of Bruce Springsteen.
That's a dad with a Hungry Heart who knows The Ties That Bind.