Age of “Not My Responsibility”
Every once in a while you see something that might be considered poor taste. I’m thinking that of all the things that you should be sending E-Cards for, letting some one you slept with know that you gave them an STD would be the last on the list. I think it’s poor taste to break up with a person over the telephone, so sending an email to let someone know that the burning sensation that they feel is because of you, is lower than pond scum.
I do understand the mentality of someone who would send an E-Card like this though. They didn’t have enough responsibility to wrap it, why would they take the responsibility to tell someone face to face that they screwed them for the rest of their life. I’m thinking this might start a trend of other E-Cards for some other events that would take character, courage and backbone to tell people.
DOD can send out E-Cards letting families know that their soldier died. “He fought as a soldier and died a hero. Have a good day.”
Doctors can send out the “I hope your having a good day, because they’re numbered. You only have 3 months to live.” E-Cards.
Another good one would be, “Hey stud, you knocked me up.” E-Card.
Perhaps the “Hope you saved your receipts, we’re coming to visit” E-Card from the IRS would brighten up the way to tell you you’re being audited.
Is there anyone left that has an ounce of sanity that thinks these E-Cards are just plain sickening?
Update: To clarify, I’m all for people notifying someone of the potential of spreading a disease. I think that the over all cheerfulness of these E-Cards is what’s sickening (that and the fact that they’re necessary in the first place). I would prefer the Health Department send a letter instead of any type of email. One if the person is sent this notification to their work email address it could be monitored. Same with a private email address if they open it at work. Two, it would save time on the amount of pranks being played if a letter from the Health Department was sent instead of an anonymous email.