Go ahead, screw the Christmas cards

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

We know that many of you will be sneaking off to Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest from 7 to 8 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 14. (Have you remembered to RSVP to Janet at 771-8282?) And we know why you're going there. But don't worry, we won't tell your children.

You're going to Roosevelt's computer lab for a Holiday E-cards class for adults. Right? Which, of course, your children would already know how to make, if they were interested in sending holiday cards, which they're not. You are not interested in sending them, either. But you have to, because it makes society nice.

We wouldn't presume to tell you how to spend your time, in these last 11 days leading up to Christmas, but what you should be doing is sitting around your kitchen table, surrounded by envelopes, stamps, your Rolodex and a cup of coffee. You should get up to answer the phone and spill the cup of coffee onto the Rolodex. You should grab the kitchen towel, tripping over the dog, who hasn't had a walk. You should take him on a walk.

When you get back, you should rake the contents of your kitchen table into a garbage bag. You should then go look through your bookshelves and pick three fiction books you've already read. Take them to the River Forest Park District Book Exchange for adults at 401 Thatcher Ave. on Friday, Dec. 16, from 12 to 1:30 p.m. (366-6660). You'll also need a sack lunch. But don't go back home to get it, or you'll get all flustered again. Wouldn't it just be easier to compose one clever e-mail and send it off to everybody on your holiday card list? But that, my friends, is the devil talking.

Love the Journal?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Wednesday Journal and OakPark.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect