Remember all those little nuggets of wisdom Dad doled out over the years? (“Turn off the lights!” “Stop driving like a maniac!” “Go outside and play!” etc., etc., etc.)
Ah, the advice you hated to hear … Have you noticed that these are the same sage tips recommended by the architects of the new green movement? Gasoline at $4 a gallon and a world turned upside down by global warming have made Dad’s attention to every watt of energy seem smart, even (gasp!) trendy.
Impress Dad this year by saving all that energy you might otherwise spend driving to the mall. Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, and notoriously stingy. This Father’s Day, celebrate Dad’s wisdom by recognizing just how green he really is (even if he doesn’t know it).
So skip the gift and tell Dad he was right. Tell him he’s always been right. Tell him he keeps getting more right all the time. (Just do it. Father’s Day is only one day a year.)