Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Ripped From The Headlines

I made some business cards recently; well, actually they are MOO Mini Cards, kind of like tiny personal calling cards. They have my name, phone, e-mail and blog address on them. I just thought it was time to stop writing my name and number on cocktail napkins, matchbook covers and gum wrappers found floating in the bottom of my purse.

I showed my mother the design I was using and asked what she thought. Instead of giving me an answer (typical) she says, "Well, what if the person you give it to, loses it or throws it away and all your information is on there?"

I know what she's thinking, fueled by watching too many episodes of Law and Order; what if they hunt me down and kill me?

So I said, "What? So someone is going to pick up the card and e-mail me to tell me they're going to kill me?"

She's still eyeing me, like that is a possibility.

I continued with, "Once they find me, that is. Or maybe, to be sure I get their message, they'll call first, then e-mail; just to put the fear of God in me and make me look over my shoulder each time I cross an empty parking lot."

She realized how ridiculous this sounded and laughed.

"Really, Mom. Do you think killers walk around picking business cards up off the ground and say to themselves, That's her. That's the one I'm going to kill today. It's a little far fetched, even for Law and Order. Dontcha think?"

Her "hurumph" tells me she still thinks it could happen. Or maybe already did; on Law and Order of course.


Anonymous said...

I agree with your mom; it could happen. Watching Law and Order just fuels our imagination...
ed's mom

Anonymous said...

First of all, Happy New Year.

Stranger things have happened. Though from a business card? When you are on the road all the time?

I was found by a predator of sorts through the internet personals. He found me in NYC all the way from Seattle. Story is on my site....