No barbecue is complete without a dad standing at the grill, flipping burger patties and telling dad jokes. That’s why a group of party planners in Spokane, Washington, put an ad on Craigslist seeking just that.
“NEEDED: Generic Father for Backyard BBQ,” reads the ad’s title, which was posted to the volunteer page on the Craigslist site for Spokane.
A group of men in their 20s who asked to be identified as “The Boys” will be hosting the barbecue, their representative, Dane Anderson, told HuffPost in an email. At least 50 “boys” will be at the event.
As their ad proclaims, the party will be held on June 17 in celebration of “beer and each other.” The day after the BBQ ― Sunday, June 18 ― is Father’s Day.
“We’re just some average guys who love cracking cold ones on Saturdays, because, you know, Saturdays are for The Boys,” Anderson said.
Volunteer “generic father” duties include simultaneous beer-drinking and burger-grilling, referring to all guests as “big guy,” “chief,” or “sport,” and talking about dad things like lawnmowers and Jimmy Buffet.