Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Greeting card paranoia


My husband is convinced that my parents are trying to send him a message via the greeting cards they send us. Twice now the header has read something to the effect of:

For a Special Daughter and "Son"

He thinks the son in quotation marks has a hidden meaning, as in

"we'll-say-it-in-quotations-because-you-can-be-easily-replaced" OR "we-have-our-eyes-on-you-buddy" OR "we-know-you-aren't-really-our-son-and-we'll-treat-you-in-kind"

What he doesn't know is that my parents aren't really the evil nemeses of superheroes who think things on such elaborate levels. My mother was probably just trying to pick out a card that acknowledges us both on a not-so-annoying level.

For now, however, I'll keep feeding his paranoia. It's more fun that way.

9 comments:

traveller one said...

That's soooooooooooo funny!

CHEZ BEZ said...

Gotta go with your husband on that one. Ouch.

Flubberwinkle said...

Very cute.
I can see how your "husband" may misconstrue the greeting-card's quotes.
;-D

Thanos said...

Argh! "Husband"! Aiieeeeeeee!!

Anonymous said...

zardoz says:
ITS THE GREEK CONSPIRACY
WAY OF THINKING
POLITICALLY, SOCIALLY ECT.

THANOS, you have my full support,

kidding aside
have a nice christmas you two
in-laws and all
=zardoz

EllasDevil said...

Mmm... I wonder why the greeting card company put son in quotation marks?

More importantly, what drew your parents to buying that card?

Mmmmm... interesting...

Yuva said...

divide & rule - safe & effective policy..)))

Thanos said...

Thanks for the wishes and comments everyone. I would just like to say that - joking aside - my parents-in-law are amazing people. I will perhaps dedicate a future post to them, their kindness and the immense trust they showed by letting me take their only daughter so far away.

Merry Christmas everyone!

St. Caffeine said...

I don't know, Mel, maybe you should take offense at the special adjective. We all know "special" is just code for "bless her heart". On the other hand, it wasn't in quotes.