THE CRANKY OLD MAN
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Friday, January 17, 2014
spent sixteen dollars today on birthday cards.She bought four cards at Hallmark.What is it about events and Hallmark cards, why do we have to buy them?
rather receive a simply letter on a sheet of stationary saying,
“I’m thinking of you on your birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love, Karen.”
wants a stupid card saying something clever like
“I couldn’t afford a
Monet painting for your birthday, so I bought you a Monkey!” with a funny picture of a monkey
drawing a picture. OR
Why is a
card with some flowery sentimental crap that a paid Hallmark writer slapped
together such a wonderful thing to receive?
makes giant cards, funny cards, sentimental cards, cards that play music, and
cards that open up and spring stuff out at you.These cards start at $4 and could cost $12, all to make a simple
statement of Happy Birthday, Get Well, or Congratulations for Anything.
I don’t know
about the rest of the world, but when I get one of these cards I say “Thanks,” I
might get a chuckle, and then I throw the card away.To me, giving these cards is like lighting
the barbeque with a five dollar bill.
never buy a Hallmark card except Mrs. Cranky gets all gooey when she gets
one.I buy her the sappy, lovey, syrupy,
poetic ones, and she thinks it is sooo romantic.
I think it
I would be
happier to receive a simple hand written note.A couple of bucks included would also be nice…better me than Hallmark.
Is it just
me?Why is an expensive manufactured
card written by a stranger more meaningful than a sincere hand-written note?