FATHERS and sons across the UK are preparing for another awkward and superfluous ‘celebration’ of being closely related.
As usual the day is set to be a half-hearted exchange of unwanted cards and gifts that neither dads nor their offspring are particularly bothered about.
Roy Hobbs, 62, said: “Ideally I’d tell my son to ignore Father’s Day. But no, we feel he has to come round and I have to switch the telly off. Then there’s the awkward hug and the half-arsed gift.
“Once it was a maroon tie. Another time it was a mug with a picture of the Flying Scotsman on it. It’s so bloody random he may as well just give me a banana.
“My biggest fear is he might say ‘I love you, dad’. We’re not in a soap opera so I don’t want any of that emotional nonsense, thank you very much.”
Hobbs’ son David said: “Once again I have had to choose from a load of overpriced Father’s Day cards that in no way reflect our relationship.
“One said ‘Thank you Dad for making me the man I am today!’. That seems a bit excessive because mainly he just made sure I had food and clothes and tried to get me into fishing.
“Looks like he’s getting the non-committal one saying ‘Have a great day!’ and a tiny bottle of Drambuie with a shot glass he can leave to gather dust on the sideboard.”