Happy Valentine’s Day to my son…and the harlot with whom he’s living in sin.

February 14th, 2011 · 103 comments

Tonya says she and her boyfriend in Charlottesville, Virginia had been living together for two years when they received this Valentine from his mother, “with the not-so-subtle implication that we should take our relationship to the next level.” Adds Tonya: “Oh, and on the inside of the card, she spelled my name wrong.”

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Happy Valentine's Day to a Great Son and <del>Wife</del> Partner.

related: The next-to-marry list

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103 responses so far ↓

  • #1   anglophile bang

    Two lady bugs in love? I think Mom accidentally wandered into the LGBT section at Hallmark.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 8:36 am   rating: 68  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   bliffit

    That much glitter would give me second thoughts about marrying into the family. You can only be polite about their bad taste for so long before it becomes an issue during holiday gatherings.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 8:48 am   rating: 57  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   The Elf

      No, no. Then you just make it into an internal game (with your spouse if he shares your views on his family) and see how they can top themselves this time.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 11:03 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   bliffit

      And pass those genes on to my children? I don’t think so!

      Feb 14, 2011 at 11:35 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   jadefirefly

      Elf – That’s my family, all over. My father and his sister used to have a holiday game where each would try to top the others gift from last year. The caveat? It had to be watermelon themed.

      Yeah, I have no idea either. But it was hilarious to watch.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   unholyghost2003 bang

    For reasons I don’t fully understand this made me laugh like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPcod8IS214

    Feb 14, 2011 at 8:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   aaa bang

    Maybe this isn’t a suggestion for marriage. Maybe the misspelling was intentional, a sort of “I think so little of you I can’t be bothered spell your name correctly. Now go away so my son can marry a nice girl.” Maybe this is just the beginning of an entire campaign to get Tonya out of her boyfriend’s life.

    Or maybe not. The shit I make up is usually way more exciting than real life. Although it seems pretty difficult to misspell “Tonya”.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:01 am   rating: 45  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   Chesire cat

      Well the way I was thinking about it is “So you want him to be married to her but you cannot even spell her name right?”

      Feb 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Canthz_B bang

      I can never remember if my son’s wife’s name is “Kristy”, Kristie”, “Christy” or “Christie”. I know it doesn’t end in an ‘i’, because it’s never made me puke on sight.

      Usually when I write him I use “your wife”, “the ball and chain”, “the Mrs.” or “you and yours”…just to be safe.

      The frustrating part of this all is that I’ll ask, “How’s your wife?” and he’ll respond “She’s fine.”

      It’s almost like the SOB purposely won’t spell her name for me!

      Feb 15, 2011 at 12:00 am   rating: 29  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.3   TippingCows

      You could always, you know, ASK.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 1:57 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.4   Canthz_B bang

      No…this ongoing game is much more fun!
      He’ll slip-up one day!

      That, and that my comment was intended as a humorous exaggeration. :-P

      Feb 15, 2011 at 2:25 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.5   anglophile bang

      “How’s your wife?”

      “Oh, you mean Kristy with a K and a y? She’s fine.”

      Feb 15, 2011 at 8:44 am   rating: 58  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.6   Canthz_B bang

      That’s what I pray for Glo…

      Feb 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.7   Chesire cat

      Look up the old wedding invitation and it should be spelled right on that. Of course you don’t seem like the type to hang onto a wedding invitation even one from your own son’s wedding. You can also check their public records to get the correct spelling. Then you know commit it to memory. There is really no reason not to know how to spell your DIL’s name.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.8   Canthz_B bang

      Wasn’t invited to their wedding…long ex-wife drama story that doesn’t need telling here. Suffice it to say she told him that if I was invited, she would not attend. I can’t fault the man for loving his Mom. I’m 2500 miles away anyway, that’s no big deal.
      Not going to do a public records search (might find out something I don’t need to know) or check Facebook every time I want to fire off a text message or quick email when I can just use one of the terms I’ve mentioned above and be done with it…I mean really, committing the spelling of someone’s name to memory is not high on my to-do list and really not very important to me.
      Just thought the way I avoid having to know such a thing as this might be chucklatious (maybe not to someone like you who seems to think all of the comments and subjects here are serious), didn’t say it was supposed to be reasonable. People use those phases all the time, probably half of the time because they don’t even remember the name, let alone the spelling!

      I do save wedding invitations, thank you cards, birthday cards, funeral programs and the like, though I don’t know how to make myself seem to you like I’m the type of person that does those things…and don’t feel a need to do so.

      You’re kind a bitchy type, but I wouldn’t say I know enough about you to say you’re so bitchy that you cannot also be sentimental.
      Judgemental I can now confidently say you are. Thanks for that. Keep contributing and I’ll let you know if I think you’re a bitch or just a nut off her meds. :roll:

      Feb 17, 2011 at 5:32 am   rating: 26  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.9   The Elf

      “long ex-wife drama story that doesn’t need telling here”

      Oh, but it does! I’m bored and need amusement. (grabs popcorn)

      Feb 17, 2011 at 7:36 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.10   Canthz_B bang

      Hahaha, I may dribble it out as time goes by and opportunity presents. :-D

      Feb 17, 2011 at 7:59 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   coco

    Did the mispelling of your name look like this?: Whore. Yeah, that’s a common mistake many mothers make. Sometimes they spell it as Tramp too.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:08 am   rating: 93  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Tim

      Oh, so you have met my ex?

      Feb 17, 2011 at 7:56 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   DinaBee

    We received a Christmas card addressed to “J Sullivan and Other Resident” – I am the “other resident!” We decided for her birthday we will be sending a card addressed to “Occupant.”

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:19 am   rating: 137  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   KatieM

      Simply Brilliant!!!

      Feb 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   jadefirefly

      “Current Occupant”. Gives the impression that if she’d moved out and someone else lives there now, it’d be just fine if they received it instead.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm   rating: 42  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Ponytail

      Envelope addressed to my boyfriend, from his cousin and her husband. Fine, we’ve never met, it’s the first card we’ve had from her (after five years together). Inside the card says “To Joe and his girlfriend whose name we don’t know, Merry Christmas…”. You would think that when they rang the boyfriend’s mother to get our address, they would have asked for my name too. Or just a simple “To Joe, wishing you and your girlfriend a merry Christmas”. Twats, both of them.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 9:41 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   Sock

    That’s low.

    Also, who still gets Valentine’s Day cards from their mom when they are old enough to be moved out and have a live in girlfriend/boyfriend? This is an informal poll.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:20 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   anglophile bang

      My mom skips the card and gives me candy. She rocks.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 9:25 am   rating: 35  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   Calia

      As does mine. I even got a slightly bigger box of candy this year because they approve of my boyfriend :)

      Feb 14, 2011 at 9:32 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.3   bliffit

      If my life was all unicorns and rainbows and Valentine’s Day cards from my mom do you think I would waste my time on PAN?

      Feb 14, 2011 at 9:36 am   rating: 41  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.4   Limeliberator bang

      lol @ Calia. Maybe they secretly hate your boyfriend.. I mean more candy = bigger ass = no boyfriend..

      Feb 14, 2011 at 9:52 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.5   anglophile bang

      @Limeliberator: depends on the boyfriend. ;)

      Feb 14, 2011 at 10:11 am   rating: 23  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.6   aaa bang

      I got a card from my parents. No candy, because Valentine’s candy tends to suck. But it had an Amazon gift card in it. Because they are awesome.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 10:39 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.7   The Elf

      I don’t get the whole Valentine’s Day parent thing anyway. Unless you’re a kid, Valentine’s Day exchanges should be limited to those actually in romantic relationships. The idea that a mom would give her grown son a Valentine’s Day card gives me a really bad mental image.

      ….and that’s not a good thing.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 11:06 am   rating: 31  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.8   Sean Jungian

      I’m suppose I’m just supposed to tell mom to take back the lingerie? C’mon, that would hurt her feelings!

      That it makes you uncomfortable to think of a parent wishing their grown opposite-sex child a happy holiday says a whole lot more about you than it does about those of us who still enjoy getting cards & gifts from our parents on Valentines day.

      Specifically, it says “Unresolved Elektra/Oedipus Issues”

      You….you DO know that its okay for parents to still love and care for their grown offspring, right? Or is that too icky?

      Feb 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm   rating: 30  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.9   The Elf

      Sure, love and care. But not romantically love, which is kinda the idea the holiday is going for. I don’t think I’m alone since Sock was also puzzled by the concept.

      But I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day no matter what, so maybe I’m just too cynical for this holiday. My husband and I don’t celebrate it.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 1:12 pm   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.10   anglophile bang

      Where are you, Elf? Most of America sees Valentine’s Day as a fun day for getting candy as well as a day for lovers. In grade school, strangely, you give everyone in your class a Valentine. The rest of the world seems kind of freaked out about that.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 1:55 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.11   The Elf

      DC, born and bred. I just don’t see the appeal of Valentine’s Day, and I really don’t get it for parent-child relationships. Combined with the crossed out wife and misspelled name, it sends up a red flag that maybe this is a MIL who won’t ever let go of the apron strings.

      Hey, but as I said, maybe I’m just too cynical for it and I’m the odd one out. One of the reason I married the man I did is because his humor is even darker and more cynical than mine.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.12   Woman on the Verge bang

      My mother is a jerk. No cards, candy, or otherwise. On a related note, I bought my kids SweetTart Hearts and some Japanese candy.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.13   anglophile bang

      You are one sick, sick mother, WotV.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.14   Janellionaire

      I got my kids See’s chocolates, because I can eat them while they are at school tomorrow.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.15   Calia

      @ Limeliberator
      I probably should have specified that they told me to share :)

      Feb 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.16   Canthz_B bang

      A young lady-friend of mine at work got a dozen roses and a HUGE Valentine’s Day balloon today.
      I asked if it was from a certain guy she’s been telling me about and she said “No”, it was from her Dad.

      After I told her that didn’t count, she advised me others had said the same…so I amended my remark with “Not unless you and your Dad have a “special relationship!”

      You know what? Looks just may kill on occasion!!!

      Feb 15, 2011 at 12:16 am   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.17   pony girl

      My parents send me a valentine’s day card and package every year.

      and an Easter package, and a Halloween package, and of course the birthday and Christmas package.
      Even when I lived in the same state, they sent a card.
      Because they are awesome!

      Feb 15, 2011 at 12:40 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.18   Mo® bang

      As someone has already said, “I got a rock”.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 7:16 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.19   Canthz_B bang

      I got a ran…who got a pack of Stan?

      Feb 15, 2011 at 8:45 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.20   anglophile bang

      My dad didn’t get me anything. He gypt me.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 9:15 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.21   Canthz_B bang

      Is-real shame sometimes. You can Belize it or not.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 11:58 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.22   autumn

      Excuse me, TheElf, but who the f*ck put you in charge of what other people “SHOULD” do? Go screw yourself. I really hate people like you who go around policing other people’s actions. It has not got one motherf*cking thing to do with your life, so shut the hell up.

      Feb 17, 2011 at 6:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   divaandwriter bang

    I can just imagine what Thanksgiving dinner must be like in THAT family!

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:25 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Holly

    My mom sends cards for every holiday. Halloween, yes! St. Patrick’s Day, yes! Beaujolais day, YES!!!

    I think she’s on a one woman quest to keep the greeting card business alive.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:03 am   rating: 43  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Janellionaire

      What’s a beaujolais?

      Feb 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   Chesire cat

      Holly: I am just like your mom. I also get my kids cards for every holiday. Right now they are little so you know they like it. They will probably find it endearing and lame as they get older but you know, I like sending greeting cards. I also put stickers on them….

      They do make cutesy type cards for parents to send kids even adult kids or grandkids, etc. Its okay. I think Valentine’s Day is just a day to do whatever you want with it. I actually don’t do the romantic stuff with my hubby. We find it kinda lame. I did throw a party for my kids and their little friends. I got my kids cards. Some years I send a card to my best friend. Whatever. I think every holiday can be whatever you want to make it. It is the meaning behind it that makes it either creepy or just fun.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 7:27 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Ndawg

      Beaujolais Day??? To Holly’s mother: PLEASE ADOPT ME!

      Feb 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   MD

    Glitter is truly nefarious PA.

    That shit gets EVERYWHERE.

    And the cheaper the crap they use, the more it spreads….

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:05 am   rating: 27  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Grant

    Maybe there’s a market for LGBT & O cards?…

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:08 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   CakeasaurusRex

    My boyfriends aunt is the same way. It’s ridiculous though, we’ve been together since high school (almost 7 years now), just have finished up school and are saving money for a(n) engagement/wedding/downpayment etc…she sends us cards for every holiday and always spells my name incorrectly. This years Valentines card took the cake though, she butchered my last name (An ‘M’ in the front for no reason and a double ‘Z’…it had to have been on purpose, she’s has many business dealings with my mother…plus we’ve known each other for SEVEN YEARS!)

    Happy Valentines Day everyone <3

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:14 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   KatieM

      See comment #6 from DinaBee

      Feb 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   H for Toy

      Don’t feel too bad, Cake. I am 33 years old and my own grandmother still cannot spell my first name correctly. And my name is Jennifer.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 5:31 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.3   PenisBelenis bang

      Jennifer: At least she calls you by your name. My grandmother calls me Sarah. My name is not Sarah.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.4   Canthz_B bang

      My Grandmother (rest her soul) used to use three-quarters of my name. Mine is good if used in full or in half (Christopher or Chris), but how country do you have to be to settle on three-quarters (Christer)?!

      great…now her ghost is commanding that I go find her a switch! :-|

      Feb 15, 2011 at 12:22 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.5   Janellionaire

      My husband Jonathan is from the south, and I have seen pictures of him labeled “Jonfan”. Love it.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 2:23 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.6   Canthz_B bang

      See, Janellionaire? Your people would probably get along with mine better than you’d think….if properly liquored up on both sides of course…I recall you saying that you choose to not associate with my kind, but we are somewhat alike.

      Who’d have thought it? People are the same! ;-)

      Feb 15, 2011 at 3:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.7   anglophile bang

      CB, there’s a teller at my bank who, I assume, abbreviates his name to Christ. I kid you not, that’s what it says on his name plate. I have a hard time keeping a straight face when I get my money from him. Christ as a personal banker.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 8:55 am   rating: 19  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.8   Canthz_B bang

      Christ as money changer is a scary thought…the end of days is nigh!

      Feb 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.9   KJL

      Christ is pronounced “Crist” when used as a regular name.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 1:37 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.10   Canthz_B bang

      Why is the air being sucked out of the room? OH! Hi, KJL! :-P

      Feb 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm   rating: 13  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Lana Kane

    The last Christmas card I got from my parents was painstakingly addressed and composed to exclude all mention of the heathen to which I’ve been married for two and a half years. Passive aggressive holiday cards are the BEST holiday cards.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:26 am   rating: 33  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Rachel

    When we got married, I opted to hyphenate my name and my husband’s name. Despite the last name not even being her own (husband’s mom and dad are divorced), she still refuses to include my maiden name in anything she addresses to us.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:45 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   Canthz_B bang

      Not so bad (unless it’s a racial thing). My wife is officially hyphenated, but will often exclude her maiden name for expediency.
      I like to joke with her that she uses my Jewish surname only, only when she wants some financial consideration or a timely doctor’s appointment! :lol:

      Feb 15, 2011 at 1:02 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Kaje

    My partner’s parents spell my name wrong all the time, but so does everyone else, so whatevs. It doesn’t really bother me enough to correct them, especially since the cards usually contain money :D The best part is that it’s always misspelled differently in every card.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:46 am   rating: 21  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   aquapt

    Conversely…

    I’ve been divorced for 5 years, and my mom and uncle still pointedly address everything they send me to “Mrs. [ex's first & last names]“.

    I wasn’t so crazy about that form of address even when I was married, and now it’s just silly… but they just have to keep reminding me of who they feel I’m supposed to be.

    They spell it right, though :-)

    Feb 14, 2011 at 11:35 am   rating: 25  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   anglophile bang

      Well, but that’s not even correct if you’re going to be all Emily Post about it, aquapt. It should be Mrs. Aquapt Ex’sLastName.

      I sense your mom and uncle might be a rich source of teh PA crazy. Got any notes you can submit?

      Feb 14, 2011 at 11:49 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   bliffit

      Make sure you leave explicit instructions for any grave markers in your will. An acquaintance who does genealogy passed this along to me:

      “My own great aunt, who was born in 1889, erected a tombstone in the 1950s over the graves of her parents (my great-grandparents) that is a researcher’s nightmare. It reads:
      John Farley Bowen
      Mrs. John Farley Bowen”

      Feb 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.3   AuntyBron

      Aquapt, the next time you have occasion to write to your mother and/or uncle, sign it “EX-Mrs. Dumped Spouse”.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 12:44 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.4   aquapt

      Thanks for all the great feedback!

      Anglophile – yes, I know the “Mrs. John Smith” thing isn’t even the most correct, but my family has always been into it. And as for sending in PA notes… I don’t think so – everything I’ve got is too awkward to even be funny. Like, for example, the “farewell” letter from my dad when he was in hospice, urging me to improve my relationship with my mom…. transcribed by (you guessed it) my mom.

      bilffit – now there’s a scary prospect I had not previously considered. Hmmm.

      AuntyBron – yeah, the thought has crossed my mind…. but I thought maybe I’d wait until my ex remarries, and craft some sort of a riff on a wedding invitation…

      Feb 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.5   Janellionaire

      I like the Mrs. Husband’s Full Name thing sometimes. Like at my work, where this teenage boy kept calling me Dog and Homie, and I told him I would in the future only respond to Mrs. Husband’s Full Name or ma’am. He went with ma’am. And I was only 25.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   party in my pants

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Feb 14, 2011 at 1:56 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   TexasBlueEyes

    Wow. That is bad. My Mother-in-law is still calling me her son’s girlfriend though. She is so bizzare.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm   rating: 15  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   anglophile bang

      Did you maybe not get married in her church, Texas?

      Feb 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   GhostWriter bang

    This note would be alot funnier if Tonya’s name was Tommy.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Woman on the Verge bang

    I bet that fucker rhymes inside.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 2:27 pm   rating: 18  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   oi

      Yay! WotV on PAN!

      Feb 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Woman on the Verge bang

      Aw, shucks, oi!

      Feb 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   Who? Me?

    My first reaction was, how odd – Mom did such a neat and beautiful job when she crossed out the word Wife, but then disappointed me with her ugly handwriting. BTW, I’m a “use-three-lines” to cross out the word fan myself: one solitary line just looks too meager and unsatisfying, whereas complete obliteration leaves an unattractive blot on the page. Of course, using white out is truly the best option of all, but I’m sure was never even considered by a woman having *that* handwriting.

    Secondly, where are the grammarians? Mom should have written “His Partner” if she was in fact referring to Tonya. As written, Mom’s “Great Son” is also her “Great Partner”, and boyfriend-dearest appears to be living la vida Oedipus.

    Either that, or Mom just ain’t so good at English. Tawnyah, methinks that Mom might not ever spell your name correctly, even if you marry the dude.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   Well

      Are you saying the card as it was originally would imply that her son is also her wife?

      Feb 14, 2011 at 6:43 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   FeRD bang

      As originally written, yes… that’s one interpretation. The other is that the card is written to both Mom’s son, and to the lovely lesbian who made an honest woman out of her.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 11:57 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   Who? Me?

      ^^^ What he said. Exactly.

      Feb 16, 2011 at 2:00 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Divvitar

    This whole “living in sin” thing bugs me anyway. Did Adam and Eve have a big ‘ol Jewish wedding with a Rabbi? No. They weren’t Catholic, so the Pope didn’t approve. They weren’t protestant, either. Buddha, Mohammed and the Hindu gods hadn’t arrived yet. In other words, I don’t think God really gives a fuck as long as you’re both happy. Conversely, you might burn in hell.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   oi bang

      look, Hindus have their own theory about how human kind come into existence. It does not involve anybody’s ribs or apples or snakes. Keep Hindu gods out of Adam and eve’s living in sin relationship, ok?
      I understand you are trying to be as encompassing as you could be in your quest to prove the gods do not care about marriage certificate. but that leap of logic that Hindu gods trying to marry first man and woman of Christian world was too tempting to ignore. First Hinduism was here before Christianity. Furthermore it brings way too many questions, like whose ceremony they’d follow and kind. Anyway they had waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better things to do (like repeating the endless cycle of creating, running and destroying the world per Hinduism of course!) then worry about proving some words written way after the fact. :P

      Feb 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.2   park rose

      Never mind

      Feb 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #22.3   Divvitar

      Apparently oi has a *beef* with my inclusion of the Hindu gods. Don’t have a (sacred) cow, man!

      Feb 15, 2011 at 8:51 pm   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   PenisBelenis bang

    I had a boyfriend who’s mom simply referred to me as “this one” when we all got together for our first dinner/meet. I should have headed for the hills then…

    Feb 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   se

      we can see what you call yourself here.
      should his mom have referred to you as “this one, without the penis”?

      Feb 14, 2011 at 6:02 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   The Elf

      Yeah, my father in law ignored me for six years, never once speaking directly to me. He’d either speak to the room at large or my husband. In retrospect, those were some peaceful years. He also addresses Christmas cards to his son only, triply underlining to emphasize it. I laugh at it now.

      Feb 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm   rating: 11  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   revenge

    My boyfriend’s mom sends cards for every holiday as well. She refuses to address me, it is always, “to Rick and Family” She also sends our daughter an individual one. She obviously is doing everything possible to make sure she omits my name, at least Tanya was included in the card

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Precy

    Good for the mom.

    Feb 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Canthz_B bang

    “Son and Partner”?
    Looks like Mom suspects Tonya is a transvestite!

    Feb 14, 2011 at 11:47 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Canthz_B bang

    Valentine’s Day was invented to sell greeting cards, mind your wants, because someone (Madison Avenue) wants your mind!

    Don’t Let the Joneses Get You Down.

    Keeping up with the Joneses can put you in the Poor House!
    The Jones family will be just fine.

    Get yourself deprogrammed and reprogrammed!
    You might as well pay attention…you can’t afford Free Speech!!
    Sucker.
    “Free” Speech is reserved for multi-million dollar campaign contributors…on both sides of the aisle.

    Oh, I made sure to give Mrs. CB a good V-tines Day…I’m no fool!!!

    Happy V-Day all. :-D

    Feb 15, 2011 at 2:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   KK

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a card that read “To My Son and his live in Girlfriend”. I think its nice that she included the whore her son was living with (kidding) . So what if she misspelled Tonya.. She probably wrote Tanya which is a much more common name. Stop your whining.

    Feb 15, 2011 at 10:12 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #28.1   Michael

      Agreed. Granted, one would learn the correct misspelling of a common name after time, but one can’t be expected to recall every Micheal, Kevan or Kerin they come across – particularly when your misspelling makes your name just as close to Tony or Tonka as to Tanya.

      Feb 15, 2011 at 4:08 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #29   unsatisfied

    Canthz B’s note above about VDay being a greeting card company invented day triggered a memory.

    About 10 years ago, for some reason, I lived in Ohio. At the time, I was serious with a woman who looked great on paper: smart, educated and she cared about pets, as she was a veterinarian.

    Around the 3rd Saturday of October after about 10 months of being together, she called me up, screaming and very upset.

    Her: “Why didn’t y0u send me candy?!??!???”

    Me: “What are you talking about?”

    Her: “It’s Sweetest Day!!!!”

    Me: “What the hell is Sweetest Day?”

    Her: “How can you not know?!??”

    Me: “Because I have never heard of it. That’s how.”

    For those of you who don’t live in the Great Lakes region — and, if Wikipedia is in any way to be believed — Sweetest Day is “described by Retail Confectioners International as an “occasion which offers all of us an opportunity to remember not only the sick, aged and orphaned, but also friends, relatives and associates whose helpfulness and kindness we have enjoyed.”[2] Sweetest Day has also been referred to as a “concocted promotion” created by the candy industry solely to increase sales of sweets”.

    I promptly dumped her ass and left the state.

    Feb 15, 2011 at 10:15 am   rating: 28  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Lauren--NY

    This is hilarious.

    Feb 16, 2011 at 6:57 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   autumn

    Not sure I see the problem. I’ve never seen a “son and girlfriend” card, so what’s she supposed to do?

    (Also, maybe she’d spell your name right if the spelling weren’t f*cking retarded, Tonya.)

    Feb 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #31.1   Cam

      My future mother-in-law knows where to find the son-and-girlfriend (and even son-and-fiancee) cards. We get them for every holiday imaginable. I fully expect to find one for Presidents’ Day in the mailbox tomorrow… And she always remembers to spell my name correctly. This may be the nicest thing I have ever said about my FMIL.

      Feb 20, 2011 at 7:45 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #32   wasabi

    The “Partner’ thing definitely sounds like a dig, but the misspelled name may just be that she’s a lousy speller. My elderly aunt loves my oldest daughter, but every birthday or holiday card she sends, she misspells her name, even though she sees it signed on every Christmas card or note we send. It’s not intentional; she didn’t make it through high school, so I give her a pass on her bad spelling.

    Feb 25, 2011 at 2:19 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     

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