We were talking about holiday traditions and when I shared one of mine, a woman told me that I am evil and cruel and that she never thought I was that kind of a person.
Every year I have photo Christmas cards made up. They are a picture I took in the last year, usually of a nature scene or my dog.
At Christmas time I choose a state and then pick the name of a couple (“Reynolds, Burt and Loni”) from the phonebook. I then have a woman with good handwriting write the following on the card and mail it.
Things have been pretty good with us and we haven’t seen you for such a long time. We will be coming through this summer hope we and the kids can spend a couple of days with you. Looking forward to it,
Mildly annoying, perhaps, but I wouldn’t say this gets you your union card.
If you were to follow through, however, and actually crash their place for a few days, leaving the poor schmucks to politely put you up and entertain you for a bit, all the while leaving them wondering who you are and where you came from…
“My cousin? I thought he was your cousin.”
[sub]Bonus points, and free induction into the yearly henchman lottery if you clog more than one toilet, or one toilet more than once, during your stay.[/sub]
And see this is where you are missing a bet. What you want to do here is to pick another person out from the phone book and use that as a return address. Makes for a more legitimate looking card, and could add to the foibles if the first person attempts to contact the second.