I’ve given out, um, bupkis. Why? I don’t know, I guess I figured no one wanted my old shoes.
But then yesterday, amid all my dozens of e-mails cajoling me to post this or that about Father’s Day was this:
Since your blog is dedicated to Dads, I thought I might check in to see if you ever do giveaways; specifically I have an opportunity for a Father’s Day giveaway. Casio has a new timepiece called the Waveceptor that would be a perfect treat to any of your blog visitors this Father’s Day.
Free watch for Father’s Day? Brilliant!
Of course, then I started wondering, will anyone mistake this for a product endorsement? After all, I just bought a $10 cheapy from Target – it cost less than replacing the battery in my Timex – not a cool $100 timepiece that calibrates itself with the U.S. atomic clock.
But then I noticed the watch said “Tough Solar” on the face. What’s that, I wondered? Here’s what the marketing guy sent me (which he stole from the Casio website):
The battery is automatically charged by light, either direct from the sun or from light sources inside. And it keeps that charge for the life of the watch.
How could I resist giving away a green watch?
So, if you read this far, you’re probably wondering, is he ever going to tell me how to get this watch? Well, see, I was kind of drawing this post out a bit to see how hungry you are for the watch.
Okay, here’s the idea: I’m looking for the most original, captivating TRUE Father’s Day story. The story can be funny, serious or poignant. Whatever. I’ll instruct Mr. Publicist to send the watch to whoever leaves the most compelling story in the comments section.
Deadline: Midnight, Friday the 13th . (That’s June 2008.)
Announcement: Saturday the 14th.
So come on dads, hit me with your best story.