:) GR8DANEDOOD gives tips on greeting cards

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Well, I figured out a way to "out-cheap" my brother-in-law!

The Mrs and I celebrate our anniversary on Wed (Halloween), and while out picking up a few things at Target (pronounced "Tar-Je") We walked past the greeting cards. I told my lovely Mrs, I should pick out a nice card for you while we're here.

After being scolded for the thought of getting her card "while she waited", I asked if she had gotten me one yet.

Well, since she hadn't I said, hey, what do we spend on anniversary cards every year? 6 bucks? 8 bucks? Let's go pick out a nice card, and read 'em... then we'll put them back. After laughing about it for a few, that's exactly what we did. We each had a good laugh, and got the "warm fuzzies" from the card's sentiments, hugged and kissed... wished each other a happy #11, and were on our way.... having saved at least 8 bucks.

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001



Congrats on the happy 11 years together. May you have at least 89 more!


-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

Great idea, Dood! As one of the country's leading pennypinchers, I hereby salute you!

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

Man after my own heart! Congrads to you and the misses!

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

Great idea. I wonder if I can get my wife to go for it? This whole thing reminds me of the story of the two sisters who used to send each other a Christmas card with a $10 bill in each one as a gift. As they got older, and retired, they decided to reduce the gift money back to $5 each. A few years later, they decided to just exchange cards in order to save that last bit of their retirement checks. Wonderful!

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

you better get her a card anyway. Just for peace of mind.

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

No, cos then she'll be pissed because she didn't get him one. Go by the supermarket: take her a bottle of bubbly and a loaf of French bread. And a card:

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine
And thou beside me in the wilderness
Were paradise enough

Omar the Tentmaker (the nice Omar)

-- Anonymous, October 29, 2001

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