i discovered these cards last week. for some reason they remind me of my catholic school days when the nuns handed out reward and punishment in the form of merit and demerit. after elaborating to holly how the nuns only kept record of the demerits (which i got lots of), i decided to make my own cards so i can spread the joy of my scarred childhood.
my first victim was my boss. i had just printed out the pdf and was cutting it in the plot room when i overheard:
bill: happy new year, lynn!
lynn: so, are you ready to get back to work?
bill had just gotten back from the holidays so he was simply being cheerful to everyone. lynn stopped him cold. bill immediately put on an exaggerated sad face and shuffled off. lynn laughed and laughed. it was pretty funny. and it was just the thing that would have thrown the nuns into a demerit frenzy.
i handed lynn the slip by itself and that's how he handed it over to bill. bill laughed and laughed.
i have a college classmate who is now an associate principal at a prestigious firm while this is what i do at my office. when i showed the merit+demerit card to g, she said, "is that what you do at work all day besides playing catch with waffles?"