Fathers Day is coming up. I'm not really against the idea of Fathers Day. But, does dad really need another tie? I wonder if holidays like Mothers Day & Fathers Day don't exist more for the sake of the Hallmark people than anyone else.
That said, there are certainly differences in marketing for the two holidays. Mothers Day brings us a deluge of ads from jewelry stores and the people who sell flowers over the Internet. Father's Day, on the other hand, seems like it is sponsored exclusively by Home Depot. The tie isn't a real gift anymore--you need to buy dad a lawnmower.
Frankly, I don't like holidays anymore. I wish we'd abolish them all and, instead, just get a check from the government for $37.00.