Apology in order?

A cartoon to say goodbye to the weekend, from Zits:

This is a stock scene from the parent-child drama: parents examine (by whatever route) things the child intended to keep private from them, and they are distressed, enraged, etc.; the child is distressed, enraged, etc. at this invasion of privacy (Jeremy’s apparent contrition is unusual).

It used to be diaries, letters, face-to-face conversations, and phone calls, but now it’s electronic communications of new sorts, including social media where the expectation of privacy can be much reduced. Still, looking on someone’s computer is like looking at their diary, so Jeremy has some justification for hoping for an apology.

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