Yesterday, as I am sure you are all aware of, was Mother’s day. I’m not a huge fan of the holiday (I’m close to my mother but I don’t think I need I day to remind me that I should appreciate her, I can do that on my own), but of course I had to get my mom a card. I don’t personally think cards are that important, but it’s a little thing that I can do to make her happy (which is what the day is about), so every year I suck it up and get a card.
This year, I waited longer than normal to buy one, too many things just got in the way and I ran out of time, so I had to find a card on the day of the event. This was a bad idea, I knew it was a bad idea, but I thought I would still be able to find a decent card. The first stop for me was the safeway next to my work. I found a total of 6 cards there, all of them were terrible or mediocre and ridiculously expensive. I thought about just buying a cheap crappy one, but I actually like my mom, so I figure I could at least try another store. I next headed to the hallmark store about 10 minutes away. Or at least it used to be, as I found out when I got there that it had closed down. Great, maybe I should have just sent an ecard? At this point I thought about making my own card, but then remembered that the last card I made looked like it had been put together by a drunken dolphin, and that style stopped being cute when I turned 11. Now, it’s impressive for a dolphin, but rather sad for me.
Luckily the safeway a few blocks from that had some decent cards left. I ended up with an okay card that cost me 6 bucks and an hour of my time. It was worth it to make my mom happy, but I’m pretty sure it will wind up in the trash in a few days anyways. Next time I’ll just get the dolphin to make it for me.
This guy makes a better card than I can.