Happy "Farters" Day??
Today, I was looking for Fathers Day cards for a couple of friends who are new dads and I was just amazed at how many of them were focused on drinking, grilling and farting. In fact, one enterprising and creative poet was able to produce the trifecta and use all three in a single card. What talent
Now, anyone who knows me for more than 20 seconds will tell you that I am a guy who loves humor. In fact, I have certainly dealt a few fart jokes in my day. If you dont believe me, you can pull my finger.
That said, the folks in the card business have gone too far and now they really treat Fathers Day like its a national holiday to celebrate lazy frat boys. Furthermore, I noticed that, unlike on Mothers Day, the humor tends to make fathers the butt of the jokes. For example, for moms, the card writers tend to say stuff like despite all the times that I was a thoughtless idiot, you somehow managed to love me nonetheless. I love you Mom! For dads, it goes something like this: Dad, despite the fact that you are a clueless out of touch idiot, who is more interested in guzzling beer and guarding the TV remote control than parenting, somehow, despite my better judgment and the counsel of many, I managed to still love you... Happy Fathers Day!
Well, if you ask me, something just stinks about this
It seems to me that there is a silent but deadly plot afoot and I think we dads need to say enough is enough and make these card companies give us more than just a burst of hot air. Or, at least we should make them leave the room.