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Christmas Cards from Hell

My husband thought I was being ridiculous when I told him how much I spent on postage for our family Christmas cards this year. Now I’ll have him look at this! John and Teresa Heinz Kerry sent out 75,000 Christmas cards (and imagine, I didn’t get one!). The postage on that alone would be, according to this article, $29,000! But even more amusing --it is as if they were trying to do a caricature of themselves--is the description of the card itself and the INSTRUCTIONS (yes, the card came with instructions, complicated instructions) for proper disposal! How can you make up stuff like this? There is no room for parody with this guy!

Hat tip: James Taranto

Discussions - 2 Comments

"The card instructs: "1. Remove this panel and insert it along with the card into the envelope. 2. Expose adhesive strip and fold the flap over to seal the envelope. 3. Drop this mailer into any U.S. mailbox.""

THOSE are "complicated instructions" to you?

Do you generally give things to people and then also give them instructions about what they should do with it when they are finished with it? Perhaps you think that is within the bounds of civility. I think it is pretentious and offensive. Talk about "strings attached."

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