Dad’s day is way down list
AUSTRALIA, lift your act and show dad a bit of love.
That’s the clear message from new research ahead of this Sunday’s Father’s Day, which shows that Father’s Day might as well be called “Ignore Your Dad Day”.
Not that we dads are sulking or anything. Actually, yes we are. We’re sulking worse than our own children and here’s why.
Auto bits and pieces company Supercheap Auto went and surveyed a bunch of ordinary people just like they do in Family Feud, and some of the data they unearthed would start a feud in any family.
Seriously, you won’t believe some of this stuff.
Example. One in 10 Australians has forgotten Father’s Day at least once. Do the words of John Farnham mean nothing to you, people? We’re all someone’s son ...
And how about this one. Forty-four per cent of Australians will spend less on dad than they did mum on Mum’s Day. Why the discrimination? Need we remind you people that it takes two to horizontally tango?
Here’s another truly shocking one. A whopping 12 per cent of people admit they won’t even bother to buy dad a gift on Father’s Day.
Did you read that? Our entire pay packet vanishes on Mr Whippy and trips to the indoor climbing gym.
And what do we get in return? A big, fat, fresh air sandwich, that’s what.
But perhaps the most shocking piece of research is this. It’s a list of “gifting occasions”, ranked by Australians in order of most to least important. Avert your eyes now, dads, if you ever want to feel good about yourself again.
GIFTING OCCASIONS, as perceived by Australians, from most to least important: 1. Birthdays 2. Christmas 3. Weddings 4. Mother’s Day 5. Wedding Anniversaries 6. Passing Exams 7. Father’s Day 8. Engagements 9. Easter 10. Valentine’s Day (Source: Supercheap Auto)
Wow. Exams at 6, dads at 7. “Hi, Hungry” to a kid who says Great. Really great. So we dads “I’m Hungry”. God that’s are less important than a bunch hilarious. of school books. Also, there would be nobody
See, what you people need to to dress kids inside out so the remember is how important world can see their tags. Because dads are. tags are awesome. Yeah!
Try to imagine a dad free Without dads, there would be world for a moment. What would absolutely nobody to get you this hellish place be like? lost on family trips because they
Well, for one thing, there’d be were too proud to take no one to tell all those absolutely directions or use one of those hysterical dad jokes. fancy *GSP things.
Like the one where you go (*Yes, we spelled that wrong on purpose as an ironic illustration of the tendency of dads to be know-it-alls who get stuff wrong.)
And of course, without dads, there would be nobody to fix that broken fence paling we’ve completely ignored for the last three years, but which we’re getting to any Saturday now, just you wait.
So Australia, lash out this Sunday.
You don’t have to buy something expensive or put hours of work into a card.
You just need to make enough of an effort to say “hey dad, in the modern world, you somehow manage to hold down a job, do something approaching your share of housework, make excellent schnitzel, and most importantly spend more time with your kids than your own father ever did”.
That deserves a little something, don’t you think?
You need dads for important stuff like half-naked skiing