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  • Natalie Cader-Beutel

Happy Father's Day! The Minimum Payment is Due in Two Weeks

Dear Dad,

The third Sunday of June is a very special day for all the amazing fathers out there. You might be the grilling type of dad; the one who claims he doesn’t need directions; or even the old man who offers to help your kid with math homework, only to give up on the question, argue that it was taught differently when you went to school, and mutter about today’s teachers being “completely clueless” under your breath.

Whatever your dad quirk is, you are without a doubt the proud father of a hardworking, if not possibly depressed, UofT student. So, I have the perfect gift just for you: a firm reminder that the minimum payment for the Fall 2021 semester is due in two weeks.

I know, I know. You always say you “don’t care about the gifts” and just love spending time with family, but I don’t want to hear it. You earned this. I can picture the exact look on your face as I show you that invoice outlining each and every tiny little mandatory payment––priceless. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I think this was the best gift you could’ve gotten. I mean, if there’s one thing you’re good at, it’s paying tuition!

Some gifts can be annoying, quite frankly, like the burgundy tie Mom bought you that you have to wear every few months to appease her. On the other hand, this neat little reminder doesn’t create any obligation––besides paying the 3 Gs, that is. Plus, it proves that your kids do need you for something other than your share of chromosomes, and is there anything more precious than that?

So here’s to you, Dad, and Happy Father’s Day. From the bottom of my heart, I hope you enjoy this gift––and you should probably enjoy it soon, before the penalty fees kick in.


The Boundary

Photo Credit: Joseph Strauss



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