Thoughts on Creepy Dads by Cam
Herald Sun writer Steve Perkin has come through with the goods today… if by ‘the goods’ you mean ‘a series of incredibly creepy vignettes about Melbourne life’ and by ‘today’ you mean ‘yesterday when it was actually written, the newspaper can’t predict the future ala Early Edition starring Kyle Chandler, but the real star was Fisher Stevens, don’t you think?’. This is the creepiest:
Here’s a father who’s either a frustrated matchmaker or he simply wants his son out of the house.
Tina was travelling home on the train on Thursday when the middle-aged man seated next to her struck up a conversation.
He was polite and friendly and obviously impressed by the 23-year-old so he got on on his mobile phone and rang his son.
“Son, I’m sitting next to a delightful young lady who I think would be perfect for you,” and he handed the phone to a now red-faced Tina.
Tina didn’t know what to do, but the son was very apologetic.
“I’m really sorry about this,” he said, “My dad’s unusual, to say the least.”
Anyway, the two had a brief chat, exchanged some details and will spend this week getting to know each other better on Facebook.
We’ll follow developments with interest.
– In black and white: Dad enjoys his young talent time, Herald Sun, 9/11/09