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April 30th, 2013, 01:27 PM
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OMG, I feel so awful! My sister miscarried last year at 8 weeks and the due date would have been later this May. They don't have children yet, but really want one. Anyways, she handled it very well, but I know its on her mind, especially now.

Anyways, they recently bought a house and I sent her a subscription to Real Simple as a house warming present. The problem is the only option with the gift subscription was to send it with a Mother's Day greeting. I couldn't even choose to not include a greeting! Well I opted for the ecard greeting but still gave it her email address. Why oh why didn't I think for two seconds longer and just give it my address?! Ugh, I feel like such a jerk that tomorrow Real Simple is going to be wishing her a Happy Mother's day from me. Any other year this wouldn't even be an issue, she'd laugh it off.

I sent her an email saying to ignore the ecard tomorrow, but I still feel like such a jerk!
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April 30th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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Don't beat yourself up over it too badly. I'm sure she will appreciate the gesture, and I doubt that she will think you meant for them to send the e-card maliciously or anything like that. I'm sure she will understand if you explain to her that it didn't give you an option of sending it without the greeting card.
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April 30th, 2013, 02:25 PM
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That is just bad luck, plain and simple. That sucks - I'm sorry!
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April 30th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Accidents happen. Hopefully she won't open it.
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April 30th, 2013, 02:50 PM
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I'm sorry. Hopefully it doesn't phase her.
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April 30th, 2013, 02:53 PM
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you're not a jerk for that. Try not to worry about it, I am sure she'll understand.
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April 30th, 2013, 04:02 PM
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Yikes! Email or call her again tomorrow. There's no such thing as overkill on apologizing and better yet she might feel like talking about it?
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April 30th, 2013, 04:29 PM
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I think it might be a good idea to give her a call and warn her, so it's not as shocking, you know? It sucks that they would force you do have that greeting
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April 30th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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That seems like really poor marketing by Real Simple.
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April 30th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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Thanks, I did tell her what happened and to ignore the email they send. I hope it doesn't phase her too much. :/
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That seems like really poor marketing by Real Simple.
ITA!

(((HUGS))) you arent a jerk, wasn't something intentional sweetie.
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