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May 2011
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You know, reading some of the things some of the folks on my friends list posted about their fathers this Father's Day has made me feel somewhat better about my own dismal relationship with my father.

At least it doesn't seem to be all that uncommon.

My Father's Day anecdote -- I found this card in the grocery store while looking for a card for my stepfather:

[Front:] On this Father's Day, you deserve a good, obedient child. (Or words to that effect.)
[Inside:] But, as you're always telling me, life isn't fair.

I so wanted to send this to my father. I didn't, because I don't really want to contact him at all right now, but I was very tempted.

There were a couple of other, similar twist-the-knife sorts of cards that tempted me, but that one really stuck in my head.

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What's really funny is, that's the card my four year old gave to *his* father.

*laugh*

See, I can see how it would be funny and even sweet in a non-adversarial context.

But for my dad, it'd be cruel. And I think I'd be willing to be that cruel these days, but it takes too much energy.

But it made for a good evil laugh, nonetheless.

The best part is, zenbastard actually DOES tell the kid "life isn't fair". Yeah, a four year old really understands the concept.

sigh

There were a couple of other, similar twist-the-knife sorts of cards that tempted me, but that one really stuck in my head.

and well it should. That card would've worked great for my dad as well. That is, if I'd sent him a card. Kinda dippy, huh?

I once found a great card that I did buy but didn't have the guts to actually send to my father. But I had to own it. On the front of the card are two bats, hanging upside down and having the following conversation.

Bat #1 - My dad sucks more than your dad!

Bat #2 - No way man! My dad sucks way more than your dad!

Inside - Happy Father's Day to the suckiest dad I know.

Man, that was a precious find. >:D