Then, last week we got one that really makes us seem inadequate. Here it is:
|I masked out their eyes and first names to preserve their privacy, but I didn't bother|
with the last name because really, "the Joneses" doesn't narrow it down much.
How does this card make us look bad? Because we don't even know these people! The woman has the same first name as one of my wife's college roommates and looks vaguely like her, but they haven't spoken in about 17 years. We're not even sure it's her, and if it is, why would she look us up after all this time?
This could be a family we've never met. The card did not get delivered to the wrong house, because our name was on the envelope, and the address was right. I kind of suspect that some complete strangers added us to their list just to make us feel even worse about failing to send anything ourselves, even to our loved ones. Thanks a lot, Jones family--it worked.
I'd like to take this moment to say a big Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends and family, wherever you may be. And to the Joneses as well--we hope you have a great one, and thanks for thinking of us (show-offs).
- Brian, Celeste, and the Kids.
* "Not exactly that diligent" means we don't do it. Ever. Don't judge me!