Friday, December 17, 2010


As soon as a wife or partner hitch up, there seems to be an unwritten expectation that the sending of the annual greetings cards to friends and family becomes the total responsibility of one of the partnership, whether all the people on the list are known to the writer or not.   8|

Expectations can be changed without a pre-nuptial/pre-partnership agreement on the matter.  It might be, with some couples, that renegotiating the path to communications with everyone in their respective world could be the rocky road to disaster, so, I should not wish to suggest that  fairly reorganising the task is the way forward for everyone.

What would you do to apportion the writing of the annual greeting cards ?


Vincent said...

The way it works in our house is that I announce I will leave everything to her. She emails me a list from work of cards which are my responsibility, i.e. my family and friends. Her list reminds me who they are and I'm left with the heavy responsibility of signing and posting them. It's hardly fair, but I've learned to cope manfully and without too much sighing and complaining.

ZACL said...

Your domestic arrangement is manful indeed Vincent.


Anonymous said...

It's been a long time since I've had that problem. Nowadays I only give/send about a dozen cards and some ecards as well. Flighty xx

ZACL said...

Sounds like your arrangements have been simplified.