Monday, December 5, 2011
The No Thank You Cards
Got the thank you notes in the mail from the most recent birthday party. What an ordeal that is. To try and figure out who gave you what.
All the local kids go to birthday parties. They bring presents, mostly gift cards at this stage, and have a good time. Cake and pizza is served and everyone has fun.
Well, guess what, I hate the thank you notes. Why the heck do we need to send them out? Waste a stamp; waste the mailman's time and waste the environment.
No one wants them anyway. We get those thank you notes in the mail. Our kids think it's another party. Oh, boy. And it's a stinking thank you note destined to be fired hard into the nearest trash can.
Can we just say thank you at the party and move on? Or at least write, you know what, this so-called gift you brought might work for a two-year-old, you idiot.
Of course thank you notes have their place. But not for kiddie birthday parties. Do kids collect them to show that someone likes them?
They are useless. They say the same thing. Thank you for coming to my party. Hope you had a good time. Thank you for the gift card.
Skip it the next time and no one will miss it. Not the kid who had the party and not the mailman.