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27 November 2006 @ 05:42 pm
requesting Christmas cards  
There's a couple of entries going around asking you to fill in your address if you want a Christmas (or other) card. I don't feel comfortable with the idea of requesting cards, so I'm not filling any in (except for the one I just did because I wanted to answer the rest of the poll). However, if anyone would like to send me/us a card, I'd be delighted to receive one and my address is friendslocked here.

ION, I have lurgy. Just got a cert for three days off sick from work. Which is a relief, as even walking around the house is exhausting.
Current Location: at home
Current Mood: sicksick
schmoomomschmoomom on November 27th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, *that's* who you are! I knew you were on LFC, but wasn't sure which person you were! :-)
a very caring potatomollydot on November 27th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)
The internet's like that, isn't it :-)
a very caring potatomollydot on November 28th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, BTW, how did the crochet go?

I'm just after starting off another practice piece and I couldn't see where to put the first row at all. So I just took a guess and it sorted itself out for the next row. So, just jump in and see what happens :-)
schmoomomschmoomom on November 28th, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
I haven't had a chance ot pick it up again. There's a coffee morning on Thurs for son's JI class moms, I'm going to see if any of them do crochet and can help. I appreciate the help, but I think I need to see it in person to get it. Plus the baby brain is not helping at all!
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a very caring potatomollydot on November 27th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
I see what you mean, and maybe it isn't logical. I think it's because it's less specific. I feel like I'm giving the opportunity to send a card, rather than requesting one.
Maybe if those posts were worded differently, I'd feel differently - e.g. "I'd like to send you a card, what's your address?". I have responded to a mass email that was along those lines.
Though I think the post would still have to be restricted in some way, or I might end up thinking "oh, they probably don't mean me".

The downside of my way is that it's more work for the senders. I won't be offended if I don't get a card as I know I'm easier to miss off the list this way.
Doriandorianegray on November 27th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
I'll not be doing my "give me your address" post for a couple of weeks yet, but to me, it's not "provide your address if you want a card", it's "I want to send you a card, so you better bloody give me your address".

You're not the only person I know who feels that responding to these posts is tantamount to demanding a card, but as far as I'm concerned, you (plural, indefinite) are on my list anyway when I make the address request; I just want to know where to send it to. (And preferably, whom to address it to; I've been known to send cards to "Fred X and Jane" because I had no idea of the recipients' surnames.)
a very caring potatomollydot on November 27th, 2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
As I was saying above, I think if they were worded that way I'd be more likely to respond.

I tend to leave the surnames off with couples anyway. I'd probably send it to "Fred and Jane" even if I did know their surnames. I include it for individuals, as just "Fred" looks too short.
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a very caring potatomollydot on November 28th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
*waits by letter box*