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The condensed directions: Read the cue, react to the cue. There's no right answer, no research required. I cite sources where applicable but it's all about coming up with creative answers. Winners are picked in a week.

The number one rule? Have FUN!!!

05/23 - I'll be naming final winners this week!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Thank You

Letters: Given either a first line or a set-up, write a letter appropriate to the situation.
Write a brief Thank You note to your future in-laws thanking them for hosting the holiday meal. The meal you caused to somehow be ruined.

Time for a winner!!! 12/4/09
Dear Beth and Bob,
Thank you so much for inviting us out to dinner. It was nice to spend some time with you. It was also very nice to meet Bob's parents.
Please extend my apologies once again to Bob's mother. Believe me, I meant no harm. When I said "What are you, blind?" to Ron because he couldn't see the score on the big screen, it was all in good fun. It was in no way a reference to Bob's blind mother, who I can only hope has less than perfect hearing also. I'm assuming that is not the case based on the deadening silence that followed my comment.
And of course, I will pay for Beth's dry cleaning. After all, Ron only spit his wine all over her shirt as a gut reaction to the stupidity of my comment. If you think about it, it's really kind of funny. One of those cartoonish moments.
I understand if you are not yet ready to laugh about this. One day, you might. And I hope that I will still be in your good graces enough to enjoy that laugh with you.
Your socially inept future daughter-in-law,
Shari
Winner: Taylorvillegirl (@GirlyBitzGirl)
Method of Selection: First, I have to say that though this post (and the holiday timing) didn't generate many responses, all four were very high quality! And I'm fantastic at sticking my foot in my mouth by saying something that seemed innocent and still managing to offend so congrats to Taylorvillegirl!

4 comments:

That corgi :) said...

Dear Mom and Dad:

I am so glad that you graciously extended to me the honor of calling you mom and dad even after what I did today. I want to first of all say thank you for inviting me over to Thanksgiving and I look forward to celebrating many more with you in the future after me and Scott get married. However, I'm hoping that future Thanksgivings won't include visits to the ER and the fire department being called because I actually turned the oven on to broil instead of off when you asked me to turn it off so the turkey could just sit there for a little bit while you got the rest of the food on the table. I didn't realize a turkey could explode like that in the oven. Thank you for being so kind and not yelling at me as the oven burst into flames and you sustained 2-degree burns over your upper extremities. I'm sure the scars will fade before the wedding next summer. Again, thanks for a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

love
your future daughter-in-law

betty

InspiredDreamer said...

Dear Wilhelm and Madge,

Thank you for graciously inviting us into your home for Thanksgiving. And thank you for allowing us to bring Fluffy. Yes, you would think that Fluffy is the name of a small dog, so I understand your confusion when we showed up with a mastiff. And you had no reason to think that the pumpkin pie wouldn't be safe on that kitchen counter. Or the remainder of the turkey. Or the punch bowl.

I do appreciate your concern, by the way. Fluffy is fine--according to the vet the alcohol didn't have much time to get into his system since he threw most of it up in the living room. Again, sorry about the antique rug, I hear you can get some really nice fakes at World Market, at least until you're able to return to India.

And please, let us pay for the repairs to your doorway--Fluffy isn't used to a screen door and was in such a hurry to get outside. Um, and we'll definitely buy you a new rug for the foyer too.

Much love, and we look forward to seeing you at Christmas. Oh wait, Jim just let me know he spoke to you over the phone. Yes, we're perfectly fine with only seeing you in public places from now on. And no, Fluffy won't be at the wedding.

Love,

Lucy and James

Taylorvillegirl said...

Dear Beth and Bob,
Thank you so much for inviting us out to dinner. It was nice to spend some time with you. It was also very nice to meet Bob's parents.
Please extend my apologies once again to Bob's mother. Believe me, I meant no harm. When I said "What are you, blind?" to Ron because he couldn't see the score on the big screen, it was all in good fun. It was in no way a reference to Bob's blind mother, who I can only hope has less than perfect hearing also. I'm assuming that is not the case based on the deadening silence that followed my comment.
And of course, I will pay for Beth's dry cleaning. After all, Ron only spit his wine all over her shirt as a gut reaction to the stupidity of my comment. If you think about it, it's really kind of funny. One of those cartoonish moments.
I understand if you are not yet ready to laugh about this. One day, you might. And I hope that I will still be in your good graces enough to enjoy that laugh with you.
Your socially inept future daughter-in-law,
Shari

C. Beth said...

Thank you for letting me bring
The turkey to your Thanksgiving
I'm sorry the meat
You all did eat
Gave you all food poisoning.

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