I’m SO Glad I Didn’t Take the Kids to Choose a Greeting Card…

March 23, 2011

Rants

I am highly offended. HIGHLY.

I had to go to the local drugstore to look for some birthday cards for my moms. (I have two moms, a *real* mom and a step mom). My sons begged and begged to go, but they had some schoolwork to finish up, and honestly, I just knew they’d only drag me over to the toys section where I’d have to endure their drooling over the latest Lego or action figure toy…. so I said no. I’d only be a minute.

I am SO glad I said no! Yikes! I was appalled by what I saw. Greeting cards are getting worse and worse. It seems there is no limit to the disgusting things some folks will send to each other?! These are some of the MILD ones. I couldn’t bear to take photos of the cards that had nudity and other things.

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This is supposed to be funny?! I thought this kind of "humor" ended by about Second Grade.

 

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This is a "greeting" card? More like a "repelling" card. Disgusting!

 

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I spy at least 3 disgusting cards here... I was too afraid to open any of them for fear of "surprises" inside. Yuk.

 

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Totally inappropriate. Will stores now need to keep certain greeting cards behind the counter like certain other magazines? These cards are the milder ones.

 

The cards are so offensive. Most of them contained sexual innuendoes, swearing, or “bathroom” “humor,” that wasn’t funny AT ALL. I saw half a dozen cards with bare buttocks on the cover. Others had obscene half-clothed people or cartoons with obscene gestures. Others joked about bathroom activities, and still others were “donkey” themed, if you know what I mean. Still others joked about getting drunk or unmentionable sordid things.

What they heck happened to civility?! I would be ashamed to send my mom one of these perverse birthday cards. I would have been very upset if my poor sons had to tolerate this junk.

Wow.

Call me old-fashioned, call me a prude. Whatever. But is it any wonder that our society is more brutish and cruel, with this kind of crap a reflection of society? All very sad.

Rant over. Thank you very much.

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8 Responses to “I’m SO Glad I Didn’t Take the Kids to Choose a Greeting Card…”

  1. blueyes Says:

    this is why i stick with the puppy and kitty cards lol

  2. Beverly @ The Buzz Says:

    If you’re a prude, I am, too. Nothing is sacred anymore. I don’t find bathroom humor funny and I certainly don’t get Larry the Cable Guy. What’s sad is my 50+ year old husband does. I call him Beavis.

  3. Bev Says:

    You are so right. I used to worry about being able to find a “Mom” card instead of a “Mother” card (I never call my mom “Mother” unless I’m irritated with her). That’s the least of my worries now…..

  4. Rena Says:

    I agree!!! The cards are disgusting in many stores. I usually go to Dollar General or the Dollar Store and they have pretty decent ones. Sometimes I buy a box of All Occasion cards too.

    I actually prefer homemade cards though over store bought for myself.

  5. Bev Says:

    I could have sworn I left a comment…maybe I dreamed it. If I did, here’s what it said…. You are absolutely right. I used to worry about finding a “Mom” card instead of a “Mother” card. I only call my mom “Mother” when I’m irritated with her. Now that’s the least of my worries.

  6. lin Says:

    I’m not defending these cards on any level, but there is a whole other section that is non-offensive cards–well, at least at Hallmark stores. But I find it is one extreme or the other. The non-offensive cards are saccharin sweet and sappy–which is NOT me. Then there are the disgusting cards. Is there no happy medium??? Now wonder we don’t send cards anymore.

  7. Secondary Roads Says:

    D-i-L makes her own cards. Lovely art projects and hand-written sentiments. Things to be treasured and kept.

  8. bingkaycoy Says:

    I’m also offended by these cards when I saw them the first time. I guess sleazy makes money too.
    I prefer cute cards that look handmade or even more, handmade cards.