Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Write It Out

I was recently introduced to The Bureau of Communication  Their website says:
Every day, there are millions of thoughts that go unspoken.  To promote better understanding between the peoples of the world, the Bureau of Communication is pleased to present a selection of fill-in-the-blank stationary for everyday correspondence.  Whether you need to communicate a problem, send an invitation to an event, or simply apologize for a transgression, our easy-to-use forms will ensure that your message is clearly conveyed.
All of the Bureau's humorous forms can be filled in online and emailed or shared on Facebook.  The site's home page has links to eight different forms  (Declaration of Romantic Intent, Unsolicited Feedback, Observance of Holiday, Airing of Grievance, Formal Apology, Statement of Gratitude, Official Invitation, and Acknowledgement of Occasion).  Clicking through on one of those will take you to a second screen that has a dozen more (Apology, Forgiveness, Thank You, Invitation, Love Letters, Complaint, Feedback, Marriage, Will and Testament, Gift Giving, Bad News, and Non-Disclosure Agreement).  When you've finalized a form you can mark it with one of several stamps to make it extra-special.

Tonight I completed a Gratitude form. Filling in the blanks was a bit like doing a Mad Lib when you knew ahead of time what sentiment you wanted to express.  After the form was finished I sent it to a friend.  I don't think the email would ever take the place of a personal communication, but it's a fun and interesting addition, which might start a nice conversation.

Five years ago today: Out With The Cold