Young men seek ‘generic dad’ on Craigslist for Father’s Day barbecue – WPXI Pittsburgh

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A group of Spokane men in their 20s posted a Craigslist advertisement seeking a “generic dad” to grill burgers and hotdogs for a gathering set for the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend this month.

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KHQ reported that Dave Anderson, who was behind the ad, posted it because he and his roommates don’t have their dads in the area.

“We just thought it would be a little better because we don’t really live with our fathers,” Anderson said. 

The ad, which has since been removed, read, “while most of us know how to operate a grill, none of us are prepared to fill the role of ‘BBQ Dad.’”


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The duties of a “BBQ Dad” include: 

  • Grilling hamburgers and hotdogs (whilst drinking beer)
  • Bringing your own grill (though this is subject to change. We will provide all of the meat)
  • Refer to all attendees as “big guy,” “chief,” “sport,” “champ,” etc. (whilst drinking beer)
  • Talk about dad things, like lawnmowers, building your own deck, Jimmy Buffet, etc. 
  • Funny anecdotes are highly encouraged. All whilst drinking beer.

The men also provide a desired amount of experience: 

  • A minimum of 18 years experience as a father
  • A minimum of 10 years grilling experience
  • An appreciation of a nice, cold beer on a hot summer day

“Preference will be given to applicants named Bill, Randy, or Dave.”

The barbecue will be held on June 17. Payment will be given in food and beer. 



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