Be careful what you promise the kids when you want to slip out of town for a few days.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  November 22, 2011 “A promise is a promise Coach”, were the words that greeted a Burlington parent upon his return from a couple of days in Myrtle Beach getting in some late in the season golf.


Dad had left the kids with wifey and, in an effort to keep the two boys who play hockey less than totally upset, – the boys extracted a promise. “If we win both games while you are away, you have to dye your Movember moustache”.   Dad, in an exuberant moment said:  ‘It’s a deal, boys”,  and loaded the golf clubs into the car and headed for the airport.

Dad had talked a bit about colours, and reached consensus on their pick, not really expecting them to win BOTH games – but they did – 3-1 and 4-2.

The boys won the bet - the daughter got a kiss and a pink mustache of her own.

Dad was off to Shoppers to find a nice shade of hot pink.  We don’t know yet, quite what wifey had to say about Dad’s moving into a colour range that is usually hers or their daughter’s.

The man with the “pink thing” under his nose is an Our Burlington columnist who writes about ‘leadership and giving back to the community’.  He’s been busy with the boys, the hockey team, coaching, getting in some last minute golf and has fallen a bit behind on his tasks as a scribe.

We are not quite sure what he will be writing – he may have given the phrase “giving back to the community” a whole new meaning.  We’ve heard nothing about how the wifey feels about this latest stunt.


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