So I'm doing dishes and the TV is on in the background and I overhear an ad. I'm not really paying attention, but the words are slowly sinking in and I'm standing there at the sink thinking, "Did I just hear that right??" A woman with a soothing voice says something like "Father's Day is coming up soon... Why not get your father a gift of meaning?.... A gift that says you really care..... gift certificates are now available at the So & So Medical Center for Prostate Exams.... " Now, don't get me wrong! I'm all for prostate exams, I'm all for dads, I love my father dearly and want him to be healthy, but SERIOUSLY! For Father's Day!?! Can you imagine that special family moment? Everyone's at The 99 Restaurant treating dad to dinner, and now he's digging in to his "All American" Apple Pie & Ice Cream (or is that Uno's?). Cards are being passed around, some have goofy cartoons that make fun of him with the TV remote, others have Mallard Ducks and poetry.... Then comes my gift. "Surprise! It's a Prostate Exam!" ......Talk about awkward I know my dad for one would NOT appreciate the gifting of a prostate check. I really think he'd rather just about anything but that. Some people will cash in on anything it seems. By the way, if anyone has any brilliant ideas (other than a prostate exam) I'd love to hear suggestions. My father helped me all winter long with my new house, bringing in firewood, unthawing pipes during storms, etc. I'd love to do something extra nice, but don't have a clue what to do.