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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hallmark profiting off your misery

~ Not a real Hallmark card, but really might as well be...

Found this story on Minyanville.com:

"According to the latest statistics, 9.1% of Americans are out of work.

According to Hallmark, that means approximately one extra card to buy for every ten visits to CVS.

The largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the US has launched a new line of unemployment sympathy cards... One card reads, "Don't think of it as losing your job," on the cover. Inside, "Think of it as a time out between stupid bosses."   Oh, Hallmark humor."

Pathetic.

But More pathetic is how genuinely Stupid some people are...

"While it might seem insensitive to summarize someone's threatened livelihood with $3.49 worth of cardboard, Indiana drug store employee Michelle Crowthers-Lunczynski who found the cards delightful. "Getting a card like that and somebody caring is fabulous. The crazy part to think about this is there's so many people laid off. At least someone's caring enough to you know, get a card and say, 'I'm thinking of you'." "

Yes- what a way to show you care...  And what a dingbat!