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December 10, 2010
'Tis the Season
This is the time of year when vendors send us cards (print or the e version), cookies, candy, and other sorts of goodies. This week, I received a very appropos card from one of my vendors. It actually was a box of candy accompanied by a card -- a card that you had to put together yourself. It was a cut out and came with instructions. If you followed the itty bitty instructions, your card would turn into a Christmas tree!
Now, who in the world would send a card that you had to put together?
I just sort of found it funny that the culpret was Innovative Interfaces. I guess if I wanted a card already put together, I would have to pay for the add on. (No, I am not a scrooge, but I couldn't resist.)
On a more serious note, I was surprised that they sent me a Christmas tree without knowing if I even celebrated Christmas. I did think the sentiment should have been a bit more generic - like: Happy 2011! In honor of the new year, we are going to give you a 15% customer loyalty discount! (Whoops! There I go again.)
Really? You sent me a card that I had to put together? (VS)
Ikea would send a card that "needed some assembly." LOL
P.S. Thank you, Joe et al, for the great blog! I always find something useful, funny, or provocative on it, and without fuss, bells or whistles, or needing any assembly.
--- Thanks for the kind words, Laura. I showed my wife a/k/a the Blog Widow your comment because, while none of us on LLB are inflected with the virus a/k/a law prof narcissism, an occasional pat on the back never hurts. Joe
Posted by: Laura Orr | Dec 16, 2010 10:57:20 AM
The card was also unnecessarily complicated, lacked any customer support, and there were many open source cards that did the job much better.
Posted by: Anon | Dec 10, 2010 6:30:53 AM