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Jackie bloody Lawson cards

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GoldfishSpy Fri 19-Dec-14 11:07:43

They give me the rage.

And you can't ignore them, or you keep getting reminders that you haven't watched it.

We are getting more each year. Send an e mail Christmas message by all means, but PLEASE don't torture me with electronic classical music and robins.

bassingtonffrench Fri 19-Dec-14 11:11:37

I agree!

GoldfishSpy Fri 19-Dec-14 11:18:01

I'm glad somehow that I'm not the only one. I've had 3 of the same card FFS!

Bloody poinsettias springing up everywhere.

Bah bloody humbug.

magpieginglebells Fri 19-Dec-14 11:27:48

I agree too. They are so bloody annoying.

ChristmasJumperWearer Fri 19-Dec-14 11:33:00

So glad it's not just me!

GoldfishSpy Fri 19-Dec-14 11:36:15

When it was one a year it was bearable, just. The first one ever (about 5 years ago) had labradors larking about and seemed, well, charming somehow.

Now I swear like a sailor when one appears in my inbox, about 3 times a day at this time of year.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 19-Dec-14 11:38:30

Ha! I hate them too.

I got one from my mum and dad signed their actual names (not mum and dad)fhmm They obviously just added our email onto the generic list lazy fuckers

Honestly, I'd rather not receive a card.

GoldfishSpy Fri 19-Dec-14 15:14:58



Takver Fri 19-Dec-14 15:22:01

Even worse, the sender gets notified if you haven't 'read' it shock

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 19-Dec-14 15:25:12

Oh god, really Takver

My parents will know I didn't botherfblush

Takver Fri 19-Dec-14 15:27:05

I know! We found out because DH's auntie sends them, and actually phoned up to ask why we hadn't opened it . . . DH - hopefully convincingly - flanneled about our elderly Mac which couldn't cope with such things grin

SecretSquirrels Fri 19-Dec-14 15:31:10

Oh my 80 year old mother loves sending these. I didn't know she got a notification if I deleted without opening didn't read them blush

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Fri 19-Dec-14 15:31:16

Posts like yours, OP, call for mn to have a "like" button.

GoldfishSpy Fri 19-Dec-14 15:44:39

Takver is that true?

I feel it's a cruel and unusual punishment to be stalked through the festive season by electronic stationary that reports back to the sender.

Jacquie Lawson has some serious explaining to do.

Takver Fri 19-Dec-14 18:04:52

Come to think of it, it could have been the advent calendar, not a card that she got the notification about - which are even worse, if you've had the good fortune not to see one . . .

Greenrabbit Fri 19-Dec-14 18:16:25

We've been sent the Advent calendar before. The sender definitely knows if you haven't opened it. (Much harassment from DH's aunt).

PrincessTheresaofLiechtenstein Fri 19-Dec-14 18:22:34

Oh God I hate these. MIL keeps sending them for the children and so I have to report back on whether they liked it etc. I know I am a miserable ungrateful fucker but ugh.

GoldfishSpy Fri 19-Dec-14 18:23:05


Heels99 Fri 19-Dec-14 18:24:23

I don't open them!

GoldfishSpy Sun 21-Dec-14 02:29:27

Well I have had 2 more (from the same people!) since yesterday. I think they must be free to send or something - we have had at least four from them since the start of December.

I am thinking of blocking my address from Jacquie Lawson and then telling my ILs (all coming from that side of the family) that my Mac can't cope or somesuch, as Takver's DH did.

Chottie Sun 21-Dec-14 05:14:03

Is it really true that the sender gets an unread message?

I have a standard 'thank you and Merry Christmas' reply I cut and paste and send to all JL senders. I then think, job done smile Now I'm thinking the sender gets an email from me to say thank you and a JL email to say I haven't read it! Does this make me sound PA?

HaloItsMeFell Sun 21-Dec-14 05:19:15

Agree. My mother always sends me these. I live abroad now, so fair enough, but even when I was in the UK she sent them. It's a bit lazy I think.

And I hate the way you are pressured into sending a thank you reply back again, which just leaves the sender waiting for your thank you. It's very controlling and then causes all sorts of angst when you don't!

One year my mother even gave me a JL account with credit on it for my birthday. confused

I have never used it.

HaloItsMeFell Sun 21-Dec-14 05:19:47

Yes they do Chottie, I've had my mother asking why I've not read my ecard yet. hmm

Tigresswoods Sun 21-Dec-14 06:42:53

Well meaning relative sent DS one for his birthday this year. He had no interest in watching it. I had no interest in watching it. I know he'll get another next year. Bor-ing!

SecretSquirrels Sun 21-Dec-14 09:18:06

I think they seem to appeal to the elderly. My 80 year old mother thinks they are marvellous, in fact I think she actually pays for a subscription. I haven't had one from her this year and I wonder whether that's because she knows I never read them. <ashamed>

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