CHILDREN are celebrating Fathers Day with gifts that admit their dads are deeply flawed people who are trying their best.
Mugs which proclaim a dad is not the best in the world, but at least ranks in the top 100, reject hyperbole in favour of clear-eyed realism.
Manufacturer Joseph Turner said: Originally we created the Worlds Second Greatest Dad mugs for children with two fathers either because of divorce or homosexuality – who wanted to play them off against each other as part of some sick little game.
But instead theyve been huge sellers to children who want to use crockery as a way of conveying disappointment.
Other mugs available include Worlds Greatest Dad In My Subjective Experience, Definitely In The Top 50 Per Cent Of World Dads, and When I Read About Some Dads I Realise You Could Have Been Worse.
Joanna Kramer, from Stevenage, said: I got my dad a chocolate beer mug with Dad iced on it last year not even his name, just Dad which I thought would convey my lukewarm feelings.
But he acted like he was King Shit, so this year Ive got him a mug saying Worlds Greatest Dad If 2.2 Billion Better Qualified Candidates Are Overlooked.
If I sound like an ungrateful, self-absorbed little bitch, it’s because of the way I was brought up.