A cheeky lad is advertising a ‘rent a daddy’ service for single mums who need a hand or have ‘baby daddies acting up.’
Jake Orr – aka Jake James – will attend your child’s sporting events, do family selfies and even teach life skills all for £16 an hour.
The trucker jokingly set up the business as part of a new career move and has already received enquiries from interested clients.
In the eye-catching advert, Jake, who lives in Blue Haven, New South Wales, Australia, says: “Has your baby daddy been acting up?”
“Tired of him playing games? Does he put drugs and his mates before his kids?”
The post, which has been shared more then 1,000 times, continues that the service includes: “1-2 weekends per month, up to 3 activities of the kids’ choice, 3 hours of instructed learning of valuable skills including car maintenance and mowing the lawn, daycare/school drop off and pickups.”
Mums can also enjoy a sleep-in as Jake also offers to attend all their children’s sporting events but due to the coronavirus pandemic this is limited to one adult attendee.
Parents are also offered ‘premium’ services such as birthday parties, families selfies and he’ll even agree to be tagged into a Facebook relationship status but it will cost more than his $30 hourly rate which has a 20 per cent surcharge on a Sunday after 4pm.
You can even have “private time” with Jake including dinner dates, the meal is paid for by the client, for a ‘negotiable’ fee.
The post was accompanied by a caption: “Trying out a new career move to get away from trucks so everybody get onboard and support your boy. Rent a daddy today.”
Jake’s advert said you can choose a variety of ways to pay if you prefer not to use good-old fashioned cash.
You can settle your bill by using debit cards, Afterpay and Zip Pay.
But Jake has since said he only did the advert as a joke.
He said: “Quite a few people have told me ‘you might be on to something’ and it did get me thinking but it’s not something I really want to go through.
“I’ve got two little boys of my own, so I would be perfectly suited.”
However, his ‘rent a daddy’ services appear to have aroused interest with people tagging in their friends.
One asked: “I’m just curious,” commented one person, asking all the right questions: “Does he have the right credentials? Working with children check? Car? Licence? 6 pack? Good in bed?”
“Can I borrow your kids?” another woman cheekily asked a pal she had tagged in.
One curious woman tagged her partner warning him: “— better be on his best behaviour… seems there are better options available.”