Friday, September 25, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday - Outsource Your Vacation!

postcard courtesy of
Taj Mahal
With the economy as it is, and our jobs being outsourced faster than you can say "Rosetta Stone", it occurred to me that you might want to think about a brand new concept; vacation outsourcing! Think of it! You certainly can't afford to go on vacation. Are you nuts? You're having enough trouble keeping gas in the guzzler in case you should happen to get one, just one measly call for a frigging job interview.
Consider this: the same folks who took your job have more than enough time and money to take your vacation for you! And, for a few rupees more they'll send you a postcard and take a few pictures of the sights.

Here's an example right here! The card reads:
Dear Wally and Madge
Having a fabulous time. Wish you were here. Spent the day at Taj Mahal and plan to bathe in the Ganges for you tomorrow (weather and bacterial counts permitting). We are relaxing and sleeping late and enjoying the sultry, subtle and sedate sounds and smells of India.
If there is anything in particular you would like to do, or see or eat, just contact us through your agent at
BTW, your precious son Wally Jr called the agent yesterday and asked if we could have a king cobra spit in our eyes. Keep Little Wally off the Internet.
Best Wishes,
Sanjay and Prahdutma Kapoormatgandimahatma

Well, girls, today I'm vacationing for Zeke and Paloma Kingsnapper in Vermont and tomorrow it's back to the ole help desk.

If I have to come back to the Taj Mahal one more time this week I shall jump from the parapets!


Thanks to Marie at Voila! Vintage Postcards for another Postcard Friendship Friday!


Marie Reed said...

You are perfectly bonkers!!!!!!!!!!!! This is uproariously funny!!!! I'm dying here Musey!

Bob of Holland said...

Outsourcing vacations seems like a great idea to me. Come on all you workaholics and blogaholics, outsource your holidays and receive more postcards.

Postcardy said...

That's an amusing idea.

You could also outsource your postcard shopping and collecting.

Beth Niquette said...

I have loved the Taj Mahal since I was a very young child. This postcard is lovely. Happy PFF!

Snap said...

I'm laughing so hard I might break something! Well done! Great cards and love the idea!

viridian said...

Oh dear you are too much! Does the agency have someone who will get H1N1 flu for me????

Jeanne said...

I actually lost my job to a Caucasian American woman in her late fifties. I knew the day they hired her that, if there was another round of layoffs, I'd go and she'd stay.

And that's just what we did.

Margo said...

several people I know who have been to india with my husband, end up in Frankfort, Germany, on the way back here to be whisked off to the hospital with 'Delhi Belly' in states of dehydration. Could be a good day trip?

steviewren said...

I love your idea, but only if I can get a job doing that. I'd love to take your vacation for you...just ring me up and we can start planning my itinerary.

Christine Heycke said...

This is hilarious. I love your idea.

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