Do you get in trouble for being late to class the day after attending a concert, if THE BOSS himself, has written a note for you?
Xabi Glovsky is nine years old and his dad brought him along to a sold out Springsteen show last week in L.A. Not only did Dad let him stay up late and bring him to a cool concert, he also encouraged his son to catch up on his sleep the next morning with a handheld sign they brought to the show that read “BRUCE, I WILL BE LATE TO SCHOOL TOMORROW, PLEASE SIGN BY NOTE?”
The father and son were invited backstage after the show and the boss scribbled a quick note for the teacher:
“Dear Ms. Jackson, Xabi has been out very late rocking & rolling. Please excuse him if he is tardy.”
Springsteen even posted about this on his website, this father and son are loving LIFE.
Turns out Xabi slept in until 10:45 am and woke up smiling ear to ear.
In a quote that the father gave a local newspaper,
“I imagine that idols rarely live up to your expectations. Bruce lived up to every expectation a 9-year-old boy could have — or a 48-year-old boy could have.”
Must be something about Springsteen and Dad’s taking pride in their kids’ early rock experiences. You’ll remember this story from last month:
The boss just played in Albany and this guy Pat brings his 12-year old daughter, Isabelle, to the show. That makes him cool AS IT IS but the story gets even better. You see, Isabelle was late for school yesterday morning. This is the best note that you can send with a 12-year-old!
New York father Patrick Pipino writes letter to excuse his daughter for being tardy to school. Great excuse to me!! pic.twitter.com/aDUqD9yJqs
— Jennifer Feldman (@jenniferfeldman) February 9, 2016
Legit, if you ask me!
According to the New York Post, his wife is a teacher and knew nothing about the note! Pat pointed out that he wasn’t actually “blaming the boss” — but rather, just “acknowledging his culpability,” and added that:
“The odds of me being divorced by 5PM are 50:50...”