Wednesday, November 28, 2007

So this lady walks into a card shop.

"Hello, may I help you?" asked the twenty-something clerk.

"Yes, I would like a birthday card," said the lady.

"We don't have birthday cards," said the clerk.

Puzzled, the lady replied,"What do you mean you don't have birthday cards? This is a card shop. Isn't it?"

And the dialogue continued.

"Yes, this is a card shop, but we stopped carrying birthday cards because we feel that it offends the people who come in here and do not want birthdays, do not celebrate birthdays or do not have birthdays."


"Now we only carry Happy Day cards. Let me show you..."

"I don't want a Happy Day card. I want a Happy Birthday card."

"You can squeeze Birth in front of Day on the Happy Day cards."


"Oh, wait a minute...let me get a pen." (slash, slash)

"There. I crossed out Happy on the Happy Day cards. I don't want to offend anyone who comes in here and doesn't feel happy. I wouldn't want to upset them. You can buy a Day card."

Lady stands speechless.

"Ooops. Wait a second." (slash, slash)

"There. I crossed out Day. I don't want to offend anyone who works the night shift or any of the bats and possums."

"Or better yet. Why don't you just not buy a card? There is just too much energy wasted in signing and reading a card. Take one of these."

Hands something to the lady.

"What's this?"

"It's a seedling. Go plant a holiday tree. I hear they used to have something to do with someone's birthday."



Linda said...


{Karla} said...

you are a clever clever girl.


Kelli said...



Catherine said...

Too funny - I have been particularly bothered by the same exact thing this year!

Reynie said...

That is so true! But then again, I shouldn't say that as I might offend the people who don't feel that there is real truth in the world... hmmm.

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sparksfley said...

May I please repost this on my blog? With a link to you of 'course. In this case, I just really want to print the whole thing rather than a "Hey go over here and see!" kind of thing. Let me know =)

Chrissy said...

Cute and sadly becoming more and more true each year.

This whole 'holiday tree' thing makes me want to rant. Sickening.