Times are tight, but your dad isn't!
While these memory tricks are great, you can bet your bottom dollar that your dad won't remember the last loan he gave you. So take a gift back to your dad on fathers day and warm him to the idea of giving you a loan that will no doubt pay him dividends back when you hit the professional big-time after passing your Phd.
There isn't enough washing powder in the world to get through that backlog While you may be studying to become the next mathematical genius, following in the footsteps of the greats, there is no mathematical calculation that will help you work out how much washing powder will be needed to get that backlog sorted! Go home and bless your caring parents with the delights of months of sweaty socks and pants! Once you are furnished with bags of clean clothes, you'll be all set for another few months to build it all up again...roll on Christmas for the next wash!
Your mates may do a good job, but you want to sound off to someone who cares Although you can complain all day long about your problems and issues, there is only so much care and attention you will get from them. If you want your problems to be listened to and not to fall on deaf ears, go home and tell your dad all about it. He may only be able to offer vague and unwise advice, at least you know it's coming from the heart...plus, your washing is getting done isn't it?
Visiting your dad means you'll get the best meal you'll eat all year While these excellent ways to deal with homesickness will work well, there is no better way to remember what home is like that one of those superb Sunday roasts that your family cooks. Visit home for fathers day and they'll have no choice than to put on her chef hat and rustle up some amazing grub.
The one and only reason to be with your dad on fathers day At the end of the day, although you may need that £20 and some clean clothes, the real reason you leave your post grad study halls and take the long journey home is to spend time with the people that helped you get to where you are. Your dad will look at you with pride and affection, knowing that his son or daughter is going to go on to achieve more than he could have hoped.
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