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20-Something Guys Post a Hilarious Craigslist Ad for a “Generic Father” for Their Barbecue

Dane Anderson and his group of 20-something friends from Spokane, Washington are preparing to host a big backyard barbecue Father’s Day weekend. While they were making their list for hamburgers, hot dogs, and beers, the guys realized they were missing one essential piece of the puzzle: a father figure.

Anderson told KHQ News that since none of their own fathers live in the area, the boys took to Craigslist. They drafted a hilarious ad asking for an experienced dad to join their crew for festivities.

“We will be throwing a backyard barbecue on June 17th to celebrate beer and each other,” the listing reads. “We range in age from 21-26, and while most of us know how to operate a grill, none of us are prepared to fill the role of ‘BBQ Dad.’ That being said, we are in need of a generic father figure.”

If you thought that was specific, wait until you see what the guys noted under “desired experience.” The ad says they’d like a man with “a minimum of 18 years experience as a father and 10 years grilling experience.” Bonus points to any father who goes by the name of Bill, Randy, or Dave. Obviously.

While the dad will not receive payment, these boys have offered to reward the man in “all the food and cold beer your heart desires,” which kind of sounds like a pretty good deal!

My favorite part of this ad? Anderson would like the father figure to refer to all attendees as “Big Guy,” “Chief,” “Sport,” “Champ,” etc. And you can’t possibly forget about dad jokes! They would like the stand-in dad to “talk about dad things like lawn mowers, building your own deck, and Jimmy Buffett.”

This may sound outrageous to on-lookers, but I can 100% see my 25-year-old guy friends reveling in an experience like this. Who knows, maybe bringing your dad to parties will be the next big thing!

h/t: KHQ News

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