Portage la Prairie, MB –
Ivan Waters of Portage la Prairie was forced from his home early this afternoon by his wife and adult children and taken, against his will, to the restaurant he goes to almost everyday.
“We wanted to do something nice for dad on Father’s day,” Simon Waters said. “Dad likes Chicken Chef so we thought he and mom would like going out.”
The elder Waters did not appreciate the gesture as he was taking a nap while watching the Blue Jays game when the intruders disturbed him.
“I was in my recliner and the darn kids show up without calling first,” Ivan Waters said. “I don’t bug them when they’re sleeping. You should call first. Never know when me and the Mrs. might not want to be disturbed – we don’t always nap in the afternoon.”
Waters was seen leaving his home on 10th street N.W. cussing and waving his hand in protest as he got in his son’s mini-van. At the restaurant went on to complain to the servers and regulars about being taken out against his wishes.
“I thought it was a nice gesture,” Ida Waters offered. “It was nice not to have to cook and wash dishes tonight. I really appreciated it. Ivan shouldn’t complain so much. Father’s Day is only once a year. He needs to suck it up, put up with the kids and be thankful.”
“I don’t like going for supper on Sunday’s,” the defiant Waters said. “I like going out for breakfast with the fellas, who wants to have supper with the whole family. It’s supposed to be my day, I should be allowed to watch the darn ball game if I want.”
The Waters children will wait exactly one more year until they attempt to take their father out for a meal. Until then they will show up unannounced and expect their mother to make them a meal.
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