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"_____ Says Hi" cards

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When my friend goes to see her cousin, I tell her to "say hi to her for me", but how do I know whether she ever does it? After all, I myself am a terrible "says hi" relayer. It's something I'm working on, but in the meantime, I suggest pretty, predesigned small business cards with "______ Says Hi" on the front (with space to write your name), and a few blank lines beneath where the recipient can scribble a response and send it back with your friend.

When your friend hands it to you, you will have (a) proof that the hi was transmitted, and (b) an indication of whether the recipient was happy to hear from you (which, of course, is the real reason you were interested in the first place.)

phundug, Mar 27 2007

Wikipedia: Visiting card http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Visiting_card
Slightly different from this, but similar themes - note the "handshake" exchange of visting cards, and the reliance on servants as messengers. [jutta, Mar 27 2007]

Letterpress cards http://artstreamstu...ge=index&cPath=7_39
Third one down looks about right. [moomintroll, Mar 28 2007]

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       Easily baked in any railway station card kiosk. I may do exactly that. [+]
wagster, Mar 27 2007
  

       How about if it wasn't a card, as such, but something you could eat?
Ian Tindale, Mar 27 2007
  

       Something you could eat would be nice, but I wouldn't want it returned.
placid_turmoil, Mar 27 2007
  

       //How about if it wasn't a card, as such, but something you could eat?// - I've already given [phundug] one of those.
wagster, Mar 27 2007
  

       This is easily baked, fun, and practical. Some people would really be surprised, angry to a point, at the new form of interaction. I suspect they would attempt a muddled form of technophobia and mumble something about "why can't they just say it themselves". Later on, when everyone is passing around their cards at the bar with funny inside jokes and stuff all over them, these papyrophobes will form new impressions. [+]   

       I suggest getting around the need for a pen, though. Those things are pesky. [+/-]   

       edit [BB]: I see now. Asking for the pen is indeed a meaningful social interaction spurred from the use of these cards.[+]
daseva, Mar 27 2007
  

       I thought about having embossed bubbles with different labels that the responder can poke with her fingernail, but those are too forgeable. A built-in pen could be useful though.
phundug, Mar 28 2007
  
      
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