Monday, August 27, 2007

What is "Cheer Up Card" etiquette?

Herself and I were wandering around a local shopping centre a few days ago and in one of the greeting card and general souvenir sections I spied, in passing, a "Cheer Up" card.

I was so surprised (and was on my way out of the shop in the next moment to viewing it), that I didn't actually get too close a look at the card. I think it mentioned that the recipient's Guardian Angel was going to arrange for nice things to happen in the next little while. It didn't explain how the person sending the card knew this. Nor did it seem to reveal exactly what the etiquette for sending a "Cheer Up" card was.

Would you send a "Cheer Up... they can do great things with plastic surgery these days" message?

Or "Cheer Up... you still have a second one" card?

Or maybe "Cheer Up... the insurance will probably cover it"?

The mind boggles.

8 comments:

Jo said...

I go to a shop in out Town Centre for those "special" cards. It tickles me to see some of the greeting cards. Then again I was suprised to see a Happy 80th Birthday card for Father just when I was looking for that one a bit special. If I could just remember everyones special dates it would be ok *S*

Willie_W said...

By the way, I've no idea how Irish Blogs has managed to link a post on a Limerick robbery with the picture from the "Cheer Up Card Etiquette" post. There may be something ironic in the presumably unintended connection, but it isn't coming from me, happy Blog browsers...

Anonymous said...

Willie, could you tell me why I can't post here sometimes ?? The Google/Blogger nor the Other nor the Anunymous will work.....Obvisously it has if this has posted !!! Not that I'm that stupid ha ha, just that on occaision it won't let me post at all. Joan

Willie_W said...

I can't really predict the circumstances as to why your posts don't appear. If you log out of Blogger/Gmail, you have to log in again to appear in the Jo identity. Most likely, you will also be logged out automatically after a period of hours or days have elapsed, so you must remember to log in again. The Anonymous posting facility should work all the time. But no Internet service is 100% reliable. The best advice I can offer is always remember to log in using your Blogger or Gmail identity, then post afterwards.

Dr.John said...

Or _Cheer up- Your better off without her or the gardener.

Margaret said...

Perhaps the etiquette requires knowing the difference between "Sympathy" and "disappointment".

Like loosing a round of golf or the final ballgame of the season. Not getting that job you were hoping for or giving yourself a black eye by bumping into a wall by accident.

Things that a person will laugh about or feel grateful over in time.

zingtrial said...

Hi my friend life is like that I remember reading this “One day I sat thinking, almost in despair; a hand fell on my shoulder and a voice said reassuringly; 'Cheer up, things could be worse' So I cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse”.He!He!He!

Willie_W said...

I hope I never get a "Cheer Up" card. It seems to me that those who would send one have no idea of sympathy at all.