Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I like to look at cards which other people send/receive. It reveals a great deal about people. My friend Patty and I are known to send six or seven cards for our birthdays, as one card just doesn't say it all! My brother Norman has been known to cross out the price of the card on the back, because I'm known to look at the back of the card. Once, he wrote, "None of your business, Nosy!" Another time he wrote, "No, I didn't care enough to send the very best!"
My client celebrated his 90th birthday and he received a large number of cards; the cards ranged from religious to humorous. However, the card from his son was obviously meant to be "funny", but not only was it decidedly NOT funny, but I also felt it was insulting! Of course, he could have sent a birthday card with DAD on it, as there are dozens of those available or he could have found one with "90TH BIRTHDAY", as I saw several selections of those. Instead he sent one which had on the front: "Someone like you is way too special for just a birthday card..." and when opened, it read, "So you can keep the envelope too!"
Does anyone I know think that's funny or appropriate?
What kind of person would send a "funny" card to one's parent on the 90th birthday? I was not surprised as the Christmas card he sent last year was meant to be humorous but it was also NOT funny and very inappropriate to send to a parent!
This person tries to be amusing, but he has no wit! He tries to impress with intellect, but is unbelievably ignorant. As a bigot, he is proud of his bigotry. As another friend asked, "How could that person have come from two such nice people?"