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Man seeks drinking pal for father

 

A man who is afraid his father could be lonely has advertised for a drinking companion for him - at £7 an hour - and there is no shortage of likely helpers.

 

Jack Hammond, 88, of Cadnam, Hampshire, will now meet candidates who answered the 25p advertisement placed in a local post office by his son Michael.

 

Mr Hammond used to drink with a neighbour in Barton-on-Sea but is now in a nursing home near his son Michael.

 

Michael Hammond said he had been "absolutely staggered" by the response.

 

'Best job'

 

"When you put an advertisement in a post office for 25p you don't expect anything to come of it, so the response has been amazing," he said.

 

"But there must be hundreds and hundreds of people in the same position needing some company.

 

"Dad will be going out with some of the candidates next week but we are going to do it properly, as he is vulnerable."

 

Mr Hammond added: "It's a bit difficult at this age to go out to a pub on his own. He is hoping to find a gentleman who is not too bombastic and enjoys a nice pint.

 

"Three of the responses came from the shop advertisement and four from the publicity but we are hoping for more."

 

Mr Hammond said the ideal candidate would be a man who can talk about his father's career in engineering, or his father's passion for golf.

 

He said women would be out of the question as Mr Hammond senior would feel uncomfortable going to a pub with a woman he did not know.

 

"It's got to be the best job in the world," he added.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/7328410.stm

 

:)

 

Good lad.

Edited by Happy Face

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Are the drinks included?

 

Gotta be pretty slow on consuming the beer otherwise you'll quickly drink yourself into debt :)

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Are the drinks included?

 

Gotta be pretty slow on consuming the beer otherwise you'll quickly drink yourself into debt :)

 

 

Nice enough if you were going to pub anyways. :blink:

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Sounds good, but in reality its less than a support worker gets for an hour's pay. I suppose its about care assistant wage, but if the son had to pay an agency it would be about £14 an hour (down here) The old chap probably needs pushing there in a wheelchair, or driving there, probably needs help to the loo or worse is incontinent and requires changing. Kind of takes the fun out of going to the pub doesnt it? :) I expect the companion would be limited to one or two drinks anyway!

 

My friend is a support worker, she regulary goes to the pub with one of her clients, though she doesnt drink on duty!!

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The old chap probably needs pushing there in a wheelchair, or driving there, probably needs help to the loo or worse is incontinent and requires changing.

 

That's rather judgmental. :)

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