Wednesday, September 2, 2009


I'm so stressed. I just found out that I am supposed to have a greeting card preference (GCP). Did you know this? I never got the memo.

I have a political preference. A religious preference. A music preference. A food preference. A technological preference. A movie preference. An ice cream preference. A vacation preference. And lots of more preferences. There was even a formal dance called Preference when I was in college. I knew about that. But, a greeting card preference? This thing I never knew.

While I was scooting around in the husband's little rollerskate- headed across the valley to enjoy an awesome girl's night out for my sister's birthday- I heard the commercial. The one where there's a lady, all self-righteous, declaring that she has all her family's greeting card preferences figured out. Can you imagine? ALL OF THEM!! I never knew about greeting card preferences. And even if I did, I don't think I would rub it in everyones faces that I had all my family's preferences all figured out. Some of us are doing the best we can.

So, before Tuesday night, I knew nothing about the GCP- but now I do. And as Maya Angelou says: "I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better." Actually, I didn't hear it directly from Maya Angelou- Sister Winfrey taught me that. She is like, the ultimate Maya disciple. Have you noticed?

There are a lot of people in my family. And then, a lot more people in the husband's family. Seriously, how am I supposed to learn all their CGP's? Is that personal information? Or can you just come right out and ask them? Should I be delicate? Or do people freely share that information? I know I never have.

I am going to just going to have to let this information sink in a little bit. Cause like I said, it kinda stresses me out. The GCP.


Shannon said...

I don't know about GCP. I usually look through the cards until 1) I find one that just fits the person or 2) I find one that says exactly what I want to say. In my book, if someone is willing to put in the time to pick out a card and remember to actually get it in the mail, it's my GCP of the day. Don't stress!

The Head Eagle said...

What!? Why haven't I heard about this? I don't know what my card preference is! Ugh!

mom and dad said...

just for furture GCP is a self-made card with love expressed and a myriad of "you are so wonderfuls" because it makes me think that somewhere along the way there were things that you remember of "what a great mother" I was (of course the "mean mother" is never remembered) Thanks for asking. You're ok..I don't think this will effect your eternal salvation :) laaf mom

Loralee and the gang... said...

Gretting cards? If you were my friend IRL you'd be mighty dissapointed in my greeting card ediquette, or lack thereof. I usually grab a blank notecard as I am running out the door to a party, and jot a note as we're driving (or if I am driving, while I am at a red light or stop sign...)

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Heidi said...

You MUST, MUST watch this little clip. It is so great and it's all about picking out a greeting card.

Kevin James is my favorite!

Mamma Christine said...

L.O.L! And stressed you should be for sure :D

Sandi and Curtis said...

That Kevin James video was funny....and true!!! I never knew their was card preferences either! Who knew?!