2 days ago
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I have decided to revive a forgotten art form.
The hand written note.
It's almost gone, and (generally) completely forgotten.
But, I am seeking to bring back this handy form of expression.
Although it may not be as quick as email or as trendy as Twitter, taking the time to sit down, get out your favorite writing instrument and a beautifully adorned bit of stationary (this monkey themed one is from Target) to hand write a note, demonstrates your sincerity.
It shows that you were genuinely affected by the behavior, profoundly touched by the gesture, or passionately moved by the event.
Or, in my case it shows that you were so shocked and amazed by the audacity and outlandishness of the incident that you could think of nothing else to do but to say thank you.
Thank you for reminding me that people really are amazing.
Thank you for allowing me to marvel in the fact that some members of the human race really do suck.
And, thank you for, if nothing else, making me laugh (so I don't cry).
Welcome to Thursday Thank You, a service that was partially inspired by Mama Kat's Thursday Assignment (I picked the write a letter one this week), but mostly inspired by crazy.
Thank you and, you're welcome.
(It reads: Dear General Contractor, Thank you for knocking on my door every evening this week just as I was sitting down to dinner with my family. I guess I was unclear when I informed you I was uninterested in $12,000 of replacement windows. Although painfully obvious that I need them, I am as yet unable to locate 12K in unmarked bills to pay you with. I would greatly appreciate if you would go back to harassing me via telephone; you are much easier to ignore if you are not standing on my porch. XOXO)
Come back next week for another heartfelt thank you.
And, don't forget to enter my giveaway here!
Giving away two copies of the movie Extract starring Jason Bateman and Ben Affleck. Contest ends 4/2/10.