Dads can be unbearably embarrassing, can’t they? Don’t get us wrong; we think that as far as paying for things, free taxis and advice on the birds and the bees, Dads are generally ace. But sometimes, they just happen to turn up at the inopportune moment, play that Lynyrd Skynyrd record too loud in the car or insist on dropping you off at the front door of the house party you’re off to.

With Father’s Day fast approaching, it’s time to celebrate our Dads. We want you to submit your most embarrassing Dad stories by Tuesday 15th June – the most toe-curling ones will win their Dad one of five Gyro Flyer RC Helicopters, which will be delivered to them in time for Father’s Day itself – you don’t have to lift a finger! Even if you’ve already gotten him something (and well done if you have), no present in the world is going to beat the giddy joy of piloting an RC Helicopter. Trust us.

So submit away – we want you to post your Embarrassing Dad Stories on our Facebook wall, where you’ll be able to read everyone else’s as well. Go on – embarrass yourself and do your Dad proud!

Just to get the ball rolling, here’s one such embarrassing story from our very own JimboWoot. His Dad sounds like a legend.

“It was a dark and stormy teenage disco, I was 12 (a most impressionable age) but more importantly, I was late. My father had told me he would collect me at 11pm, and it was now a daring 11.03pm. What would cause me to be so risqué? A girl. of course. Just when I was delivering the world’s best pick-up line (ok, not really, but I was twelve and believed it to be so) a bright illumination of sorts appeared in the middle of the dance floor. My eyes were immediately drawn to the amazing hi-tech pyrotechnics, but my awe was short-lived as I realised that it was, indeed, my Dad. In his stripy pajamas and fluffy slippers, he walked in with a flashlight. Unfortunately for me it was one of those road safety types – with a torch, indicator light and a long beam. He had all of them going off at once!Eventually one of the many social death rays of light found me, and he hollered at the top of his voice “JAMIE! It’s TIME TO GO!”. It took some time for my mates to ever let me live that one down.”


You’ll probably want some Terms and Conditions, won’t you? Well, enjoy…

  • Entries may be submitted from 5PM on Thursday 27th May 2010.
  • Entries must be submitted by 10AM on Tuesday 15th June 2010.
  • Entries must be submitted via our Facebook wall.
  • The IWOOT panel of judges will select the 5 fans who they judge to have the most embarrassing dads.
  • The winners will each get 1 Gyro Flyer RC Heli sent to their Dad to arrive in time for Father’s Day.
  • Prizes are not transferable and IWOOT reserve the right to substitute the prize with one of an equal or greater value.
  • The winner will be notified via the email address submitted or via their Facebook address shown on the entry. If a response to this notification is not received by 10AM on Wednesday 16th June, IWOOT reserves the right to randomly select another winner. In light of this, please ensure you submit an email address that you use regularly!
  • You can enter the competition as many times as you like as long as you post a different story each time.
  • This competition is completely free to enter, no purchase is necessary.
  • Employees of I Want One of Those, their immediate families and anyone professionally connected with the promotion are not eligible to enter this competition.
  • No responsibility will be accepted for entries that are not received.
  • IWOOT reserves the right to disqualify any entrant.
  • If anyone is judged to have hacked, cheated or otherwise resorted to skullduggery then they will be disqualified.
  • There is no cash alternative available.
  • The judges’ decision is final.
  • This competition is open to UK residents only.

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