Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Helpful tip!

If you send me an invitation to your child's graduation, and I barely know your child and it's pretty obvious you are just hoping for a gift? You might want to NOT use Mr. and Mrs. my ex-husband's first name along with my current last name when addressing the card.

Because if you do so? The card will go directly into the trash can.


Thanks!

13 comments:

Anne-Kathrine said...

OMG that is so wrong LOL. Never ever use an ex's last name lol. I've been divorced 2 yrs and I still get Mrs C hmpf LOL

Kimberly said...

What a fab example of both the greed and stupidity of some of this world's residents, eh?

Robyn said...

I'm usually "Miss Manners" but I have to say that invite wouldn't even get the dignity of an RSVP from me!

Angie said...

epic.fail.

SJ said...

SO! Totally! Wrong!

My word, what is up with some people?

I am Trish Marie said...

My grandmother STILL (six years later) sends cards to me addressed as Mrs. My-Ex-Husband's-Last-Name. Really Grandma?

Zakary said...

Oh hell NO.

julie said...

Classy.

Snarky Lady said...

I still get Mrs. First Ex-Husband's Last Name, but our children together? Get C or L Second Ex-Husband's Last Name. It's quite lovely to correct people.

Lil Mouse said...

hm i'll give you that one, we had an issue, once, and god knows why they decided to inform us about it roundabout ways later on, about the wedding invitation. the family there is close, and fiance's mom suggested inviting the 3 'sisters' (ie 'grandma' and her 2 sisters) to the wedding. we complied, but all we got was first names, so we got back to ask about the last name, and all we got was the ladies last name and her (we assumed husband) man. guess what? the guy got MAD at us, because we didnt realize they were living in sin, knockin boots and whatnot as old folks, and as my MIL didn't know enough to tell us that, here she later tells us that the guy was mad and refused to come to the wedding because we didnt get his name right. harummpf. We didnt give a crap about the gift, we were trying to do what was right for that side of the family. Jeminey. I think he's just a cheap, rich old bast.. anyway.. That has continued for several other things, its his stepdad's mother and her sisters, and 'grandma' as it were, always makes it plain she's disappointed if we dont include her in something, but she wont come if she's invited and uh, doesn't send gifts or cards or whatnot. she DID come to the baby shower which we had to travel 4 hours for, and gave us a boxed set of clothes. How original. You couldn't pick out something 'special' for your new step-great- grandchild? The bad thing is that HER mom was the sweetest thing ever, and she died a few years back. so sad. She acted like we were family, the rest of them act like we're vampires. Apparently 15 years in the family isn't long enough to garner any sort of 'respect'.. but yeah the whole ex husband's name or whatever is stupid, hell, at least we tried...

GRAMEE said...

this is so wrong.. but totally funny!!

Lisa Chelle said...

if you don't know my current name and adress... no check. The least they could have done is call a mutual friend or relative and get good info.

PaintedPromise said...

un. freakin'. believeable!