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Kaon

The state of Birthday cards.  O.o

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Bought a card for my mum's birthday today. It wasn't an easy choice. Half the cards there were to 'mummy' and obviously tuned to six year olds.

All but two or three of the others were... creepy. And not in a WTF or headtilt kind of way ,I'm talking genuine creeper creepy. I'm not kidding.

At first glance, to the oblivious person type of person they seemed innocent enough, but reading it carefully, that is , properly and not skimming seeing the words 'mum' , 'birthday' and 'love/happy' , it brought more than a couple of raised eyebrows.

These were the kind of cards Sigmund Freud would have written/bought for his mother dearest.

Yeah, THAT kind of creepy. I shit you not.

I eventually settled on a nice card without the creeper overtones.

So a word of warning when next purchasing a card... make sure you read it properly.


Your creeped out focks , Kaon.
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Added: 6 years, 7 months ago
 
KW
KW
6 years, 7 months ago
They have to appeal to that incest demographic.
Kaon
6 years, 7 months ago
>.<  If that's the case, I fear for humanity.   Seriously though, If I didn't know better I'd have said you were right.
KW
KW
6 years, 7 months ago
Well look at it this way. If you forget to buy a card for your mom on a special occasion, that's bad. If you forget to buy a card for your lover on a special occasion, that's worse. If you forget to buy a card for your lover who happens to also be your mom, you've just done both at once.
Kaon
6 years, 7 months ago
I'm not sure if I should be amused or terrified!  Well done, good sir!  Well done!  xD  
KW
KW
6 years, 7 months ago
Thanks, I try :)
esanhusky
6 years, 7 months ago
It does seem like companies are either just giving up on trying to be appropriate, or purposely pushing the outside of the envelope for for own amusement.

There used to be a house on a fairly major route through town that over decorated for every holiday.  I mean, to the point that they always had to have decorations for one holiday or another up, it seemed, because they didn't have room to store everything.

Two of the decorations that the clueless woman displayed most proudly were fluffy lambs, standing away from the POV, looking back over their shoulder with what really came across as a "come hither" look, especially with the purple bows tied around their tails.
KW
KW
6 years, 7 months ago
" esanhusky wrote:
Two of the decorations that the clueless woman displayed most proudly were fluffy lambs, standing away from the POV, looking back over their shoulder with what really came across as a "come hither" look, especially with the purple bows tied around their tails.


XD
Kaon
6 years, 7 months ago
Rofl.  Wouldn't surprise me.
Parallax
6 years, 7 months ago
"Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children." If you consider that, you will realise why they have that overtone.
Kaon
6 years, 7 months ago
Yes, but there's a difference between loving and respecting God and ... wanting to sleep with him/her.    These cards gave the latter impression.
Parallax
6 years, 7 months ago
Are you so sure? Jesus is sometimes referred to as the 'bridegroom' of his followers. My point being, there is a LOT of overtly romantic iconography in this kind of stuff >.>
Kaon
6 years, 7 months ago
Mmmm... i'd think that's it's more like suggesting a commitment to God should be held in the same regard as the 'sanctity of marriage'   You've made the commitment to Him and no other, rather than anything romantic.
Parallax
6 years, 7 months ago
Oh man, I'm no theologian. I just thought it was a vaguely creepy quote is all :P
Kaon
6 years, 7 months ago
I guess almost anything can be creepy if seen from a certain context.  Kind of like if you can think of something, there's porn of it.  xD
Ryushusupercat
6 years, 6 months ago
Crepy birthday cards? I wanna see! :D
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