January 1, 2005

Happy 2005 everyone!

In the last week or so, I have been bombarded with holiday greetings. Unfortunately, all of the messages seem to be sent to multiple recipients rather than personally to me. I wonder how long it will take before people start to really abuse that feature and it is removed. Well, here is a small sampling.

M.O. ’06 (12/20):

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to wish you all very Happy Holidays!
I left Cornell early and didn’t get to say goodbye to all of you, but I hope finals went well and that no one felt the urge to jump! Even if you did, it’s all over now and I’m sure it feels great. ;)

I’m going to be in London in the spring so I won’t see many of you for a while. For all my senior friends, I’ll miss you.

Have a wonderful break and get some sleep!

Take care,

P.W. ’08 (12/24):

Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it… Everyone else… enjoy the holiday that the stinkin Christians gave us… hehe…

Anyhoo… have a fun filled day and don’t go doing stupid things… That would be bad…

M.K. ’06 (12/24):

Please check all that apply:
A). Merry Christmas!
B). Happy (belated) Hannukah!
C). Crazy Kwanza!
D). A Solemn Ramadan.
E). And a Happy New Year

…and as the Subject line says, Happy Holidays…


U.I. ’07 (12/25):

Hey guys, I just wanted to wish you all a merry christmas/ hanukah and a very happy new year. Take care and God bless!!

Holla at ya boy

What really impressed me about the messages is the level of political correctness despite the vast majority being sent on Christmas Eve or Christmas. Am I the only one who senses some irony in that?