Gee, thanks for the support.

May 8th, 2011 · 34 comments

“My fiance and I are getting married on our nine-year anniversary of being together,” writes our bride-to-be from Las Vegas, Nevada. Before leaving town for her wedding and honeymoon, the office threw a small party in her honor, and everyone signed a card full of blessings and good wishes. Everyone, that is, except for one particular executive, who added his unsigned note of support on the back in his distinctive handwriting. Touching, no?

if it doesn't work out, we are always here for you

related: A greeting card for my son…and the harlot with whom he’s living in sin

FILED UNDER: heartwarming compassion · Las Vegas · love & marriage · Nevada · office


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  • #1   lagne

    *insert Debbie Downer noise*

    although.. it’s hard to get mad at that. I could see my former supervisor, who is very socially-fumbly but also a big ol’ softy, saying something similar and not even realizing how it sounds.

    May 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm   rating: 29  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Deirdre

    um…. ouch….

    May 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   TickleMyBambo

    No, what he’s really trying to say is “I hope it doesn’t work out so I can always be there for you instead of him.”

    May 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm   rating: 78  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   kes

      THIS.

      Oh, the things this little note suggests…

      May 9, 2011 at 2:00 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Mrs.Beasley bang

    “Wishing you
    A lifetime full of happy years,
    Long on laughter, short on tears…
    Enduring love… sweet dreams come true…
    If it doesn’t work out we are always here for you.”

    If it weren’t for the “always” throwing off the meter, it works for me!

    (Really – I think it’s a hoot!)

    May 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm   rating: 36  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   lgusrey

      wow, this is really a good catch there Ms. Beasley!!! you are one smart lady!

      May 9, 2011 at 9:57 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   Mrs.Beasley bang

      Aw, you’re too kind, lgusrey! [bow, curtsy, smile]

      But the credit goes to the anonymous comment writer, ‘cuz he’s a poet and he don’t know it!

      May 9, 2011 at 10:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   UnclGhost

    Maybe that’s just Hallmark’s standard message they have on the back of all their congratulatory cards. “Remember, if it doesn’t work out, we are always here for you—with our line of Transitions® cards for any divorce-related occasion.” Jeez, I hate to think what they have on the back of cards congratulating you on your new baby…

    May 8, 2011 at 10:55 pm   rating: 43  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   TickleMyBambo

      Or maybe a “If you see : “Remember if it doesn’t work out” It would be wise to take this as a sign and go to your closest court house and file an annulment.”

      May 8, 2011 at 11:03 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Mrs.Beasley bang

    SIIIIXXXXTTTH!!!

    May 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Quite Contrary

    Why do I have a feeling that the executive isn’t that benevolent if a project is running late or over budget?

    May 8, 2011 at 10:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   FeRD bang

      Not to be… well… contrary, but I have a feeling you’re wrong about that. I’m sure he’s always more than willing to offer whatever support & assistance he can, to get the project back on track. Even if it means his workers have to stay super-late or come in on days off, I bet he just won’t let up for even a moment. Not until they manage to come to some sort of… uh-raaaange-ment to protect the employee’s job!

      May 8, 2011 at 11:31 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   TippingCows

    That’s almost sweet, in an extremely awkward sort of way.

    May 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   shwo! bang

    We’ll be here for you forever, and ever and ever…

    May 8, 2011 at 11:34 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   a24ktlady

    I like it…I have done some major blunders in life, and had to backtrack & eat crow, at least it is a small comfort to know you can always count on someone!

    May 8, 2011 at 11:56 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Mike

    we are always here for you, until profits drop and we have to right size.

    May 9, 2011 at 12:29 am   rating: 11  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   Canthz_B bang

    Together for nine years in Vegas and haven’t gotten to a wedding chapel until now?

    Yeah, this union is doomed.

    May 9, 2011 at 1:38 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   Edward T

    Just another guy who hopes to steal her away some day, most likely…

    May 9, 2011 at 2:46 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   Pit Pat

      Once, when I told a male friend that my bf had broken up with me (and I was totally crushed), his response was, “well, now you can date other guys, right?” Um, yeah. I feel so much better now. So when are you planning on making your move?

      May 9, 2011 at 1:52 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #14   Canthz_B bang

    “We are always here for you”

    Don’tcha just hate it when someone speaks for his genitals?

    May 9, 2011 at 4:31 am   rating: 20  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Maggie

    Who’s betting that this guy has always had a crush on her? I would almost feel sorry for him, if he wasn’t a passive aggressive ass.

    May 9, 2011 at 7:20 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Ruth

    OK this is actually better than the friend’s husband captured on my wedding video saying that he hopes I found my soul mate & it works out this time. I have to see it when I view my wedding video. Dumb butt.

    May 9, 2011 at 8:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Kara bang

    Hallmark should permanently add things like this to the backs of their cards. “Happy Birthday!” on the front and then flip to the back…”You hit the bottle so hard this year I’m really surprised you’re still alive.”

    May 9, 2011 at 8:42 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   krunchbang bang

    Life has it’s ups and downs, but you will always bounce back….ON DEEZ NUTS!

    - Your Boss

    May 9, 2011 at 9:11 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Stan Brown

    Maybe I’m naive, but isn’t it possible that this was just a fumbling attempt at humor. After all, they’ve been together nine years, so the chance of it *not* working out is not all that great.

    It would be like asking her “are you getting married because he finally got you pregnant?” Totally inappropriate, yes, but at least possibly just incredibly clumsy rather than actually malevolent.

    Or maybe I’m just naive.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:25 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   TickleMyBambo

      I can see his logic: Oooo, yummy cake!… Oh you’re getting married. Apparently I’m not invited..That means no cake for me. That’s stupid : ( *walks away*

      May 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   JenStar

    It reminds me of one of my co-worker’s reactions to my marriage…
    He said: Oh…there’s cake – what’s it for
    I said: I’m getting married next week
    He said: Well…that’s stupid
    And he walked away.

    I still laugh when I think about it.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:52 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Nahhh bang

    This is completely appropriate IF “the office” is a law office specializing in divorce.

    May 9, 2011 at 11:13 am   rating: 18  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Auto Title Loans

    What was the purpose of writing it on the back of the card? It’s something that she noticed it, because I never look on the back. Way to be subtle. Though, the support was a nice touch.
    Ava

    May 9, 2011 at 2:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #22.1   lagne

      “Way to be subtle.”

      Too easy.

      May 10, 2011 at 12:28 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #23   lgusrey

    “oh, yeah, and if you ever get terminal cancer I will be there to drive you to your palliative chemo treatments. I’m just sayin;”

    May 9, 2011 at 9:56 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   lagne

      “also, yeah, if you ever need someone to be standing next to your bed in the middle of the night? for, like, when you turn over in your sleep? and happen to open your eyes? and, maybe want that person to be naked and covered in raspberry jam? what? no? oh.. oh, okay then.. um.. I was just, you know, I was, you know.. okay, well, great then! Good luck with everything!”

      May 10, 2011 at 2:58 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   TickleMyBambo

      “If you ever need a pity me, fuck buddy, I’m your #1 guy to go to! You know only for nights when you feel all cold and lonely, longing for a hot beefy man to cuddle up next to you and hold you tight while you cry. What? you won’t be needing… Ahhhh, never mind.. forget I said anything.. *Awkward cough* Would you like some Raspberry jam to go with your toast?”

      May 10, 2011 at 3:55 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   Muay Thai Los Angeles

    Well, if need be- let’s hope he’ll afford the counseling that she’s probably going to need anyway. I don’t know how I would feel if someone said that to me, in a card, on the back.

    May 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     

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