Random Dads Help Create The Best BBQ After LADs Post Online Ad
What do you do when you want to rally the boys, grill some meat and crack open some cold ones, but no one knows how to barbeque?
Well, one guy and his mates thought it would be a good idea to 'rent a dad' for their end of school year party in Spokane, Washington.
Dane Anderson posted an ad on Craigslist titled: "NEEDED: Generic Father for Backyard BBQ."
But they weren't looking for just anyone to come to their big bash. They wanted their applicants to have a minimum of 18 years' experience as a father, 10 years' of grilling experience and most importantly, 'an appreciation of a nice, cold beer on a hot summer day'.
The would-be BBQers were expected to grill hamburgers and hotdogs, refer to all attendees as 'Big Guy', 'Chief', 'Sport', 'Champ' and talk about dad things like 'lawnmowers, building your own deck, Jimmy Buffet, etc'.
There was a preference being given to anyone named Bill, Randy or Dave.
The ad was posted nearly a month ago and there was speculation whether anyone would respond to it. Amazingly, not only did one dad volunteer for the role, but three.
While they didn't fit the name preferences, Scott, Pete and Jim arrived on the day to show the boys how to have a brilliant barbeque.
Pete was dubbed 'Army Dad' and regaled stories about his time in the military and even taught the boys an Italian drinking song.
Scott earned the moniker 'Weed Dad' because he provided the boys with 'infused goodies'. He also provided some veggie burgers and some good ole' fashion dad advice. He says that while he was happy to provide some fun for the party, the day also provided him some comfort after losing his dad a few days earlier.
But the most important job was left up to Jim, aka 'Grill Dad', who brought his own incredible barbeque and made sure everything meat related was top quality. The boys even provided Jim with a goat to grill.
Dane told KHQ: "To see all my friends gathered in one place and just hanging out, drinking beer, eating barbeque, it's the most magical thing. I'm so happy. I'm really glad that we live in the 21st century where we can have more than one dad."
His dad surprised him on the day and they got to bond over a special event.
According to one of the boys attending, when the ad initially went out, local companies contacted them to help sponsor the event. Rainer Beer sent over 500 cans so that the boys were well hydrated for the entire day, and probably for the rest of the year.
The initial idea was incredible, but to see the massive turnout is even better.
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