Today is Father's Day in the United States.
For those of you not familiar with the holiday, it is one of lavish festivities and numerous gifts.
Bowing is common.
Pancakes play an important role with some ethnic groups.
The father, following a traditional script, receives the accolades and presents with a show of modesty Tears are sometimes shed at the appearance of the obligatory bottle of Brut aftershave. Surprise is the expected reaction when unwrapping ties or golf balls. Some cultural anthropologists insist that many of the presents are "joke" gifts but that has not been confirmed by research.
Father's Day is unique because it only happens once a year. Every day, of course, is Mother's Day.