Sunday, October 14, 2007

yeah, I "love" you too...


Bill's parents added these quotation marks to his birthday card. I'm glad that my parents love me unironically. (Just kidding, I'm sure Bill's parents really do love him and are just mistaken about the meaning of quotation marks).

7 comments:

john said...

Wow, whoever wrote that has REALLY nice handwriting.

Jamie said...

Oh, man, that could've been sent from anyone on my mom's side of the family! I am loved ironically. Bummer.

Anonymous said...

Ah! My dad wrote something about "finally" getting the card in the mail for my last b-day.

Sigh ...

LB

Simply Curious said...

My Grandmother does exactly the same thing. After I saw this, I went and pulled out a Birthday card from here, and sure enough there it was. Classic, and I've commented on it, before to my Mother who says, she's always done it.

Bill - said...

Being the "lucky" person who got this card, I gotta tell ya...I'm "dying" to see if she signs my sister's birthday card the same way.....

Anonymous said...

Maybe that's the part where you're supposed to hear Mom's voice (and of course Dad's too) instead of someone who sits in a cube and gets paid for coming up with catchy greeting card sentiments.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to know how much to attribute to these "writers"; we don't have a ton of contextual information. I guess that's the point. I think Mom and Dad are distinguishing their sincere sentiment from the dead greeting card expression, and the underlining is part of the futile attempt. Plus, it was probably a rush job, and why not just quickly add the emphases than write a "sincere" message. Then again, maybe they did; we can't see the left hand side.