Monday, May 16, 2011

Hallmark should expand their business

Warning: You will find much sarcasm (and possibly hostility) in the post ahead. No names or specific incidences will be mentioned, but I do let go just a little with how I feel. If sarcasm offends you, turn back now.

I was just sitting here, repainting my toenails and trying to collect my thoughts for my current work in progress. I finally have a moment (or two) of silence to reflect and realized that I am still irritated by something that happened last week.

This incident, which I'm not going to gossip about made me realize that there simply are no words to say (not politely anyway) some things that you may need to at some point say to friends or acquaintances.

If Hallmark could find a sweet, mushy way to say these things, they would certainly get my business.

Let me give you some examples. "I'd rather you not come over any more because you're loud, rude, and obnoxious. You make me nervous and you give my dog diarrhea." LOL See what I mean?

Or how about ... "We don't hang out because you're a drunk and have no desire to change." Could also be worked in with, "I don't like to hang out in bars, but I wish you well."

Or ... "Just because our husbands are friends doesn't mean I want to be yours, but I wish you all the best." That one may sound a bit harsh, but trust me on this one. The person I'm referencing should probably be in a mental institute. Every time our husbands do something together I get put in a very awkward position.

Last but not least, why don't they make a card that says, "It's not you, it's your kid." This one is probably the most irritating. I don't think there is anything more rude than to bring your child to someone's house and let them tear the place apart. Especially like in my case where I am a very nervous person to begin with. How inconsiderate. There is someone that I actually liked very much, but haven't seen in years because she refused to discipline her child. It really is a pet peeve of mine. If anything, I expect my child to behave better at someone else's house just out of respect for those I care about. I would never go to someone's home and expect them to just deal with an out of control kid. I could go on about this, but I won't.

Like I said, sarcasm. (And that darned hostility that is provoked with these subjects.) The point is (besides me needing to vent) if you have loved ones that you visit, please don't treat them like this. If you do, you might put them in an awkward position like me ... not knowing what to say or how to say it and knowing that none of them will read this and just get the point.

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