Craigslist Ad Seeks Father Figure for Grilling

'BBQ Dad' expected to cook burgers, talk lawnmowers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 3, 2017 12:29 PM CDT
Young Men Seek 'BBQ Dad' for Father's Day Party
Men looking to hire "BBQ Dad" to grill for them, talk about lawnmowers.   (Getty Images/AlexRaths)

A group of men in their 20s in Washington state has posted a Craigslist ad seeking a generic dad to grill burgers and hotdogs for a gathering set for the Saturday of Father's Day weekend in mid-June, the AP reports. Qualifications include a minimum of 18 years of experience as a dad and 10 years of grilling experience. The successful dad must bring his own grill, but burgers and hotdogs will be provided.

Dane Anderson tells KHQ-TV that the young men in Spokane don't live with their fathers and, the ad says, none are prepared to fill the role of barbecue dad. Additional requirements include talking about dad things like lawnmowers, building your own deck, and musician Jimmy Buffett. Payment is food and beer. Anderson says several potential barbecue dads have responded. (More Craigslist stories.)

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