Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dads & Grads

Up until recently, the combined Dads and Grads promotion never bothered me. Now that I’m a new father though, I’ve changed my mind. I want to celebrate Father’s Day as a father and not share the day with 17 and 18 year-old kids. Get off my lawn!

You’re probably thinking that I’m getting worked up (again?) over something silly. Companies are simply tying these two events together because Dads and Grads rhyme and is quite catchy as a marketing tool. You may be right. However, did you see any Moms & Proms promotions in May? These two words rhyme plus Mother's Day and Prom are both significant days in people’s lives. What’s your argument here? Is it because Mother's Day and Prom season don’t overlap? Well, that’s certainly not true since there are plenty of proms in early to mid-May. In addition, high school and college graduations take place anywhere from mid-May through June, so maybe there are some grads out there that don’t want to get stuck tied to Dads since their event occurred weeks ago.

This is discrimination against fathers! There’s a conspiracy out there by people who wish to remain behind the scenes but control everything. These people are called Hallmark!

(If my blog disappears soon, I was right about my Hallmark theory. It will be just like the Mel Gibson movie Conspiracy Theory where he is crazy and Julia Roberts is even crazier for becoming attracted to Gibson.)


lacochran's evil twin said...

Just say 'thank you' for your ugly tie and be done with it.

Amy said...

Proms actually are around Mother's Day here in AZ because school ends so early...

Sean said...

Lacochran - Do grads get ugly ties too? Probably not, so we should keep Dads & Grads separate.

Amy - That's exactly my point. Do they have Moms & Proms promotions in AZ?