What Are You Getting For Father's Day?

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  1. mechadylan
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    For years, it was always the same: lottery tickets, short-sleeved oxford shirts, cologne, etc. At some point, I began to drop "hints." "Man," I wished out loud, "I wish I had a mini screwdriver kit about now." Alas, every year I am both surprised and dumbfounded by my Father's Day bounty. Don't get me wrong; I'm not ungrateful. Protocol dictates that I should get a tie, and I am happy to report that I have never received one; which is good because I don't wear them.

    Unlike Mother's Day (which usually involves flowers, candy and a restaurant outing), Father's Day is a mish-mosh day of last minute techy gift purchases that leave both sides smiling amicably; much like being a dad.

    So what are you getting, GBATemp? Any ideas? Personally, I'm hoping for a Windows 8 tablet, but will be more than content with an eyeglass repair kit, an SD card reader shaped like Homer Simpson or a food dehydrator.
     


  2. FAST6191

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    To the best of my knowledge (and greatest of hopes) I am not a father. Traditionally I have treated father's/mother's day as greeting card holidays (though anything other than birthdays and Christmas I treat as a greeting card holiday) and maybe got something small and token which they may find useful (I figure nobody needs a cheap cup with an expensive paint job). That said I am eying up the complete set of the wire if I can be bothered to speak to my siblings to get something organised.
     
  3. ComeTurismO

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    I don't have one.
     
  4. Guild McCommunist

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    Nothing really because my dad is in Puerto Rico and I'm broke.
     
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    Nothing because I live hundred of miles away from him ^_^
     
  6. mechadylan
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    Well that escalated quickly.
     
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    It's rather impossible to shop for my father, as he is a man who fulfills his own needs and wants. Even asking him directly what he'd like to have for Father's Day is hard, because he has no idea. I've managed to snag a few things for him based on things he complains about, so hopefully this year will be an actual good one and not one of those "Oh...yeah...thanks".
     
  8. Ethevion

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    It's hard to pick what to get a man who doesn't want anything. I just get him cologne.
     
  9. Skixy

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    Away from you.
    I do the same :P
     
  10. mechadylan
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    Err, I was kinda hoping to hear from some Temp dads about what they suspect they will receive; but this works too, I guess.
     
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    You think it is a good thing for the world if this lot breeds? And they say I have a disdain for society.
     
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    > implying some members weren't dads first and only came here for warez loading info cuz "Go, Diego, Go."
     
  13. Skixy

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    Turns out we're gonna BBQ tomorrow with family and friends. Guess you can say that's his gift.

    ...I seriously don't want to go.
     
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    It probably doesn't help that the majority of the community here are like...12. Or 15. Or whatever.
     
  15. mechadylan
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    Oh, I know that I'm in the minority here. It's not like I'm trying to start another Panasonic 3DO thread or anything. >.>
     
  16. Flame

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    for me its a happy Not-A-Fathers Day.
     
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    My Dad's been gone for a long time now and I have no kids. I don't get that day off at work, so it's an unrecognized holiday for me.
     
  18. Damian666

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    a drawing, some sweets, and a new wrist watch this year ^^
     
  19. mechadylan
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    Just found out I'm getting a steak dinner. :D
     
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    A beer... to celebrate that I'm not a father yet. :grog: