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Hey, I'm Just Trying To Help You Out Here ... !

-Dad (as long as he gets to be heard, Dad is happy)

Those Are Not Oreos

Sometimes Dad is funny. Sometimes Dad is weird. Sometimes Dad is there to help you out with whatever it is that's giving you trouble. And sometimes Dad is just plain cranky. GET OFF MY LAWN, he might say. And then he might really reveal himself. Today, your Rent-A-Dad...

Wayfair Furniture Screw Placement

Well, lookie here. it's a piece of Wayfair furniture with a screw in the wrong place. It is in the wrong place, isn't it? Nope. Wayfair furniture screw placement, like screw location in a lot of flat-pack, assemble-it-yourself furniture, isn't always what it seems....

Avoid The Sucker’s Bet

Avoid The Sucker's Bet. Always. This is probably one of those things you'd expect Dad to tell you. You might even have had those words thrown at you by your IRL Dad. You might be wondering when Dad started using terms like IRL, by the way, but that's a whole 'nother...

How is The Apple Polishing Cloth Insane? Let Me Count The Ways

Rent-A-Dad has a number of issues with the sweetest computer company. Many of them are about the prices Apple charges for their not-nearly-worth-it products. The Apple Polishing Cloth falls into this category. Others are about Apple’s business practices, which so far as I can see have no connection to the polished-up micro-fiber cloth that somehow Apple is convincing so many lemmings to get in line for that somehow there’s a 10-12 week backlog for these things.

Recognizing a Lie — It’s Not as Hard as You Think

We've all been lied to. More than likely, unless you're just crawling out of bed, you've been lied to, today. Wouldn't it be terrific if recognizing a lie was easier? Maybe it's easier than you think. As with so many things, figuring out whether the people you deal...

How Is It The FiOS Guy Is Not Your Friend ?

This might not seem like the kind of thing that Dad would have an opinion about (HA!, SURE!), but The Fios Guy is Not your friend. Yeah, the usual "Dad's Advice" thing is happening, and we'll get it out of the way right here: Rent A Dad Will Hook Up your Technology....

It’s ALL Personal

There's an old saying that businesspeople rely on: Nothing's Personal, It's All Just Business. Uh-huh. As our sister entity Answer Guy Central says, there are limits to that idea. Here at Rent-A-Dad we take it further; It's ALL Personal. As Dad told you a few weeks...

The Importance of Keeping It Personal

In my last post on Hidden Costs, I talked about companies taking liberties with your relationship. As you might have guessed, your Rent-A-Dad is no fan of that kind of behavior. So imagine my non-surprise when the people at Automattic/WordPress did it again. Get ready...

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