A 35 year old man has been left distraught after failing to receive anything with the phrase ‘Father Of The Year’ on it this fathers’ day.
“Last year I received a card saying ‘father of the year’ on it, the year before that I got a mug. This father’s day all I got was a card with a bear fishing on it. Inside it just said ‘Happy Fathers’ Day, I love you, from Elly’,’ said a visibly shaken Peter Webster. “I’ll be honest, I couldn’t look her in the eye. What have I done to deserve this? What?”
Fatherly salt was rubbed into Webster’s open wound when he arrived at the pub at lunchtime to find neighbour Alan Davidson proudly showing off his ‘father of the year’ mug and matching t-shirt.
Webster said the sight made him furious. “I was furious” he said. “There is no way he deserves that title more than I do. Not only do I know that his children were bottle fed, I’ve seen him out pushing the pram of a weekend and it’s not even a Bugaboo. And yet he gets the Father Of The Year mug. I’m not saying it’s a fix but the system is definitely wrong”.
Davidson, 42, declined to comment other than to say he didn’t think the mug was a big deal, although Webster insists he sensed a tone of underlying smugness,
Refusing to be drawn on the contoversy Elly Webster, 4, would only say “upsy daisy, upsy daisy, upsy daisy, upsy daisy” and “time for daddy bye bye”.