Over the weekend, I got an email from my estranged aunt, saying that she had received my Christmas card, and thanked me for it. However, she and my uncle were 'boycotting Canada Post', and would be putting the money towards 'a favourite charity' instead.
Twenty bucks says that that's their cover story for being cheap, and not wanting to spend money on stamps. 'Favourite charity'? OK, I'll bite -- which one? More homemade wine kits from Costco? What is your boycott of Canada Post going to accomplish? This boycott -- is it just sending mail, or receiving it as well? They probably make more money off of you by sending you stuff, rather than what you send through them. Just sayin'.
Whatever. I don't expect to get return cards from most of the people on my card list, simply because they're my betters or superiors or whatever. And my aunt and uncle, being family, and being older, they're in that category.
But given this sham story? With the backwards insult of 'we give to charity and you don't'? Fuck that noise. I'm always looking for people to cull off the list, and they just made it real easy. They don't send out cards? GUESS WHAT. Neither do I! Merry Christmas, every one of us!
Sending cards to people who actually appreciate it? Much more rewarding. If I can get rid of dry-rot relatives and put actual fucking friends on the list? So much the better.
Always a fucking story with this one. Always with the fucking drama, over the simplest of things. If she hadn't come up with this cover story, and just kept her mouth shut, I wouldn't have even noticed she didn't send a card.