Dads getting shortchanged on Father's Day
A new survey says that dads get shortchanged on Father's DayPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Dads often get ties and barbecue gear for Father's Day, while moms get jewelry and spa packages for Mother's Day. So, is dad getting shortchanged?
The short answer: yes. According to the National Retail Federation says Americans spend 40% on mothers (just $120 on Father's Day compared to $160 on Mother's Day).
Time Magazine also did a survey to come up with theories on why Americans shell out less on dad's day. They came up with the following:
-- Fathers usually don't speak up to tell kids what they want... whereas moms tend to give hints.
-- Dads use the "I don't need anything" line.
-- Ties and barbecue aprons are cheap!
Not to mention, Time Magazine says the dads they talked to are fine getting shortchanged! The men say Father's Day just doesn't have the emotional significance of Mother's Day.