Saturday, January 7, 2017

Mothers Enjoy Expensive Gifts, Trips While Fathers get Collect Calls on Their Respective Holidays

In the so-called patriarchal society we supposedly live in, mothers get luxurious gifts, phone calls and taken on trips on Mother's Day, while dear old dads get collect calls on their own dime and the children just sit on the couch to watch the game with them on Father's Day:
" 'Dad tends to be more low-maintenance than mom,' says Tracy Mullin, president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, a Washington (D.C.) trade association for retailers. 'While moms love to receive luxury items such as jewelry or a trip to the spa, dads are happy with an afternoon barbecue or watching the ball game without distraction.

It gets better. Children often call dad to send their love but do so on his dime: Father's Day traditionally marks the year's busiest collect-call day for AT&T. And those who remember to send greeting cards do so in significantly smaller numbers. Hallmark sold 152 million Mother's Day cards this year but expects to unload only 95 million for Father's Day. According to BIGresearch, women -- who make the most purchases for either dads or husbands -- tend to head to discount stores to find that perfect gift for dad. Ouch!"

1 comment:

  1. I really love going in a luxury travel, its a good opportunity to see differents countries with your friends or lover