It's Father's Day.
24 hours to celebrate the man who made you. It's customary to show that you care by purchasing a gift to bestow on these men. And because they're (mostly) not assholes, they're going to smile and say thanks. Even if you give him something terrible.
Some dads will take it a step further and actually wear some of these gifts. You know, because 100% of people have never, ever rolled their eyes when some guy shows up with a '# 1 DAD' shirt.
So no offense to the people that make these things, but just don't get them. Yes, this is a rip-off of 'STL Cardinals Crapmas that HMW created.
Why? Just why? Ties suck. And putting an image of one on a shirt is enough to qualify for this list, but the tie clip that says # 1 Dad vaults this to the top of the list of things to not buy.
What's a tired trope? How about dad sitting around doing nothing on Father's Day. It's heeee-larious, no? Seriously, just go with a normal Cardinals shirt that isn't for a specific day.
You know, what if he's not? Not everyone can be # 1. I'm sure some dad, somewhere, had to do something extraordinary for their kids. You, though? You were a pain, but you made it through OK. Got a job and all that. A perfectly fine shirt just got a #1 dad text clip slapped on a logo to goose sales today.
Alright, you get it.
If you're already bought one of these, don't worry – it's not the end of the world. But next year just avoid anything 'dad' related when it comes to merchandise and just stick with the classics. Your dad will thank you later.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads.