Don't Be A Cheapskate On Father's Day

It's Father's Day this coming Sunday, which means there's a good chance you'll be contacting your dad to say hi. Here's my handy tip: don't do it reverse charge.

According to a Telstra media release this week, the volume of reverse charge calls is expected to go up by 11% on Sunday. While I'm sure that there are plenty of parents who would appreciate a call under any circumstances, it still seems a pretty back-handed gesture to me, especially given how much call costs have fallen in recent years.

If you really can't afford a call, convince your parents to install Skype (or install it for them) and eliminate the cost equation entirely. If you're looking for a last-minute hand-made gift (and haven't got a handy stash of iTunes cards, try out the photo frame coffee sleeve, a pinhole camera or a head-mounted water cannon.


    While you're at it, boycott Ryobi tools and Supercheap auto for their dodge father's day ads "that nice thing you did for your dad, well he doesn't care, he wants a gift card/powertool" I don't like these ads. So depressing!

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