Son finds job-share drinkers to join dad at pub

I have pointed out this Reuter’s story to all my children…. for obvious reasons!

“Found: drinking companions to join elderly gentleman for a friendly Drinkbeer at his local pub.

Mike Hammond was bombarded with offers after advertising in his village post office for someone to accompany his 88-year-old father Jack on visits to a southern England pub from a nursing home.

He offered the lucky winner 7 pounds an hour plus expenses and, after sifting through the applicants, decided on a job-share. Drinking duties are to be divided between a retired doctor and a former military man.

“Dad’s now going to be going down to the pub several times a week — three with his new friends and twice with me,” Mike Hammond told The Times on Thursday. “I want to give him some of his old life back.”

And should anyone want to help out with the expenses I’m sure the weans would be happy to accept the help!  🙂

What a brilliant idea! Well done that lad!

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