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My Mother's Day card quandary (standard:humor, 908 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: May 04 2014Views/Reads: 842/506Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are changing, I complain about those things that do
 



Another year has gone by and I find myself facing the same quandary I
faced last year. I was hoping somehow this year would be different, 
but, alas, it is not. Many people complain about how fast things are 
changing, I complain about those things that do not change at all. 

Interestingly, the things you want to change refuse to do so and the
things you want to stay the same never do. I wish someone would figure 
out how to reverse this tedious trend of life. I have worked on it but 
to no success. 

I am referring to the annual Mother's Day card fetish. I am not sure
where this started or why, but I have my suspicions. I think we can 
safely rule out husbands and men as suspects. 

I could see a man doing it one year, but to do it year after year is not
within the scope of a man's ability. If a man does something one time 
and it is successful he never chances doing it the second time when it 
may be a failure. 

Now we have on our hands tremendous pressure to purchase a yearly
Mother's Day card. When it comes to card buying, I simply do not know 
where to go. Oh, I know where to get them; I simply do not know which 
one to purchase. 

If it was up to me, and let me point out very quickly, it is not, I
would have one card for sale each year. Maybe I would modify the card 
each year and perhaps write something different in it, but how many 
ways can you say “Happy Mother's Day?” 

To be efficient the choice would only be one Mother's Day card per year.


As it stands (and I wish it would sit down and rest for a while), there
are more Mother's Day cards than stars in the heavens. It is virtually 
impossible to pick out the right Mother's Day card. Since I do not keep 
up with the latest trends in this regard I am at quite a disadvantage. 

One year I tried to remedy my Mother's Day card-buying dilemma by buying
a box of 50 cards that were on sale right after Mother's Day. I thought 
I had hit the mother lode, so to speak. 

With this purchase, I had enough Mother's Day cards to last my entire
lifetime. Unless, of course, I live to be 129. 

This lasted for two years. 

The first year I presented my Mother's Day card to my wife and she gave
me all kinds of smiles and hugs. I was relieved to have solved a big 
problem in my home. I now could rest and focus on solving other 
problems in my life, of which there are many. 

It was the second year that kicked me in the teeth. 

As usual, that year, I presented my wife with her Mother's Day card.
Trust me; I was not fully geared up for the response I got. I was 
expecting smiles and hugs like the year before. What I got was a glare 
and a shrug. 

She looked at me and said something I shall never forget. “Isn't this
the same card you gave me last year?” 

How do wives remember these things? The only reason I knew it was the
same card as last year is I had more just like it in the box it came 
from. 

Apparently, good protocol rules out giving the same card two years in a
row. Who knew? I didn't. 

To have a problem unsolved is a very nerve-racking experience, to be
sure. Now I must go back and start the whole Mother's Day card buying 
process over again. 

This brings me to the second part of my quandary. 

When did it become necessary for husbands to buy their wives Mother's


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