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Does Hallmark Have a Card to Soothe the Easily Offended?

“Hallmark made an irresponsible decision to create this card,” complains Cyndi Desrosiers of Portsmouth, N.H. (Cover: two hands holding glasses of wine and the caption, “Pardon me...” Inside: “Care for some liquid clothes remover?”) The problem? “The target audience, in my opinion, is young adults,” she says, ignoring the fact that wine cannot be legally sold to anyone under 21. She has complained to Hallmark, and says others should, too. “I feel it’s our responsibility as adults.” (RC/Portsmouth Herald) ...I thought our “responsibility as adults” was to demonstrate maturity, rather than run to the media stomping our feet like children.
Publication Date: 11 May 2008
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 14.

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Originally posted 3 July 2017

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