From The Globe and Mail:
“Ethan, as you know, your mother and I are planning to go for the long weekend. But I have to ask you one thing: Can we trust you not to have any kind of party when we’re gone?”
“Dad, I just want you and Mom to have a good time. God knows, you both deserve it. You have nothing to worry about.”
“Thanks, Ethan. You’re a good kid.”
Little do they know, plans are already in motion for a party that Saturday night. Actually, even without any planning by their angelic Ethan, the party was going to happen anyway. It is a well known fact that as soon as parents go away, the houses themselves send out high-frequency ESP waves. These waves – aided by the Internet – broadcast the existence of a parentless house to all the teenagers in the vicinity. And indeed, that Saturday the house was not disappointed.