Help These Women Find a “Generic Father Figure” for Their Backyard BBQ

published Jun 7, 2017
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Father’s Day is coming up and if you, like so many others, are looking for a way to celebrate the awesome fathers (and father figures) in your life, you might want to go for the barbecue idea. After all, what says “Father’s Day” more than dad at the grill wearing a “kiss the cook” apron, cracking open an ice-cold beer, and grilling up tons of burgers, beers, and brats?

That’s just what a group of would-be Father’s Day BBQ-ers in Spokane, Washington think. Except they need a dad to fulfill that iconic role. Although all members of the group can operate a grill, Father’s Day cookouts require so much more than that, don’t they? They really require that All-American, quintessential dad. Even if it’s not your dad, such an affair requires a Dad with a capital D.

Enter: Craigslist.

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The party hosts posted their requirements for a Father’s Day BBQ dad on Spokane’s Craiglist. Here are some of the high points of what the posters assure is “a real ad.”

  • A minimum of 18 years experience as a father.
  • A minimum of 10 years grilling experience.
  • Refer to all attendees as “Big Guy,” “Chief,” “Sport,” “Champ,” etc.
  • Talk about dad things, like lawnmowers, building your own deck, Jimmy Buffet, etc. Funny anecdotes are highly encouraged.
  • Preference will be given to applicants named Bill, Randy, or Dave

The required hours are only from 4 to 8 p.m., but dad-for-a-day is invited to stay, relax, and eat to his heart’s content for the duration of the party. Additionally, drinking beer during the unpaid gig is highly encouraged and it would be preferable if the dad-for-a-day could bring his own grill.

The post is racking up the comments on Reddit and we have to say, we can’t wait to see who ends up landing the gig.

*Disclaimer: Moms, sisters, and non-dads can also grill a mean steak.