Thursday, July 14, 2005

Extramarital Greeting Cards?

OK, so this is disgusting...

A woman in Bethesda, Cathy Gallagher, started a new line of greeting cards called The Secret Lover Collection.

They're sexy, loving cards that you can give to the person with whom you're having an extramarital affair.

They read with lines such as, for a holiday card: "As we each celebrate with our families, I will be thinking of you." Or, for an interoffice affair: "I used to look forward to the weekends but since we met they now seem like an eternity."

Seriously. I think this is completely redonkulus. I know that there will always be cheaters, but why in the world would anyone want to celebrate that fact?

"People who are involved in affairs are not bad people," Gallagher said. "A lot of people meet the right person at the wrong time." WRONG. People involved in extramarital (or any other kind of cheating) affairs are bad people. The people who find themselves falling for someone new and, before starting anything with them, get out of the relationship that they're currently in are not bad people (for the most part).

This touches a little bit on what The Celebutante wrote about the other day. Perhaps people cheat so much these days because society seems to be doing its best (ie by selling cards like these, or by allowing people to seach for affairs on sites like, etc) to make cheating so much more acceptable.

Personally, I think it's wrong to cheat (obviously) and I am completely disgusted that anyone would feel so tolerant about the concept of cheating that they would go so far as to create and market cards that condone it.


At 9:59 AM, Blogger Likke said...

uhmm.. not really disgusting.. hehe.

At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Babs said...

Doesn't suprise me.

At 11:07 AM, Blogger I-66 said...

I'm with you here, Sara. I'm 100% intolerant of cheaters but I'm not surprised that something like this has happened. Personal feelings about the act of cheating not withstanding, the business move is rather shrewd. The person knows there's a market and is capitalizing on it. I object on a level of principles though, regardless of how good a business decision it is. Despite the fact that she's the enabler here, the real ones to blame are the cheaters (and those with whom they cheat, provided that they know that the other is married/otherwise attached) - that won't ever change.

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Natalie said...

wow, thats totally disturbing.


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