Happy Fathers Day

 
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
Have a happy day Fathers.

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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Thank you for the kind thought. When they were very young, I told my sons never to make any fuss on Fathers' Day, and certainly never to spend any money on me. There were two reasons for this; one is that I think the whole idea is a commercially-inspired way to make money, and the other is that every day with my sons is special and I don't need one day set apart.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
It is nice to recognise the wonderful work Fathers do with their children in the same way we do for Mothers Day. You can forget the commercial dates like Valentines Day.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
It is nice to recognise the wonderful work Fathers do with their children in the same way we do for Mothers Day. You can forget the commercial dates like Valentines Day.
bevans
So you reckon there is no commercial impetus behind Mother's Day and Father's day? Do you live under a rock?
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Norda Fittazroy
When I was a kid, there was Mothers' Day. The others were never heard of. Then Fathers' Day came along with its vision of tinkling cash registers, and it has stayed.

Valentine's Day took a lot longer but commercialism won out, and there went more flipping great wodges of cash.

Next, of course, came Halloween which we had to have because the Yanks did, and kids saw it on TV and that took care of that. More currency escaped into shops with (expensive) costumes, and from householders who thought that that "Trick or Treat" really meant Treat. (Note: A hand-held foghorn is a useful Trick).


I imagine that some enterprising sod somewhere is now working on a way to make a dollar or three out of St Swithin's Day (gloom).

"We'll all be rooned" (said Hanrahan).
  Gayspie Deputy Commissioner

Location: Adelaide, SA
I am surprised the big retailers haven't caught on with children's day yet.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I am surprised the big retailers haven't caught on with children's day yet.
Heath
Nah, there are enough "days" to get them through the year as it is, especially with their inordinately long lead up times and the "clearance" sales afterwards. St Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, several Back to School events... What have I missed?
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
EoFY?

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