Posted on Nov 20th, 2009 by Allison (Funny Stuff)

God speaks through postcardsA few years back there was a man who caused my sister, Kristin, a great deal of grief and anxiety. Let’s call him Dave.

Long story short, Dave was inadvisably employed in a managerial role.  Those he managed thought he sucked in the job and complained regularly to her husband Craig (who couldn’t do anything about it – but would have done an excellent job in the position).  Kristin longed for the day that Dave would be fired or would quit, but it just wasn’t happening, much to her dismay.

One day when Kristin was lamenting the latest Dave saga, and knowing (from our previous conversations) that Dave considered himself a religious man, I jokingly suggested that perhaps he needed specific communication from God on the topic. A revelation, if you will. This idea amused Kristin greatly and she insisted I follow through.   So we cooked up a plan which kept us entertained for months.

god_returnaddOver the next several months, Dave began receiving personal postcards from God every 5 – 10 days. They were mailed to his office, and the return address was “God, Everywhere“. Each postcard was sent from a different location (God is omnipresent, you know) – and from as far away as Singapore, Australia and Europe. Thank you to those of you who helped out by mailing one of the postcards on God’s behalf 🙂

Here is the first postcard:

Postcard from God

And the next:

Postcard from God

A couple of weeks into it, Satan wanted in on the action and sent his first postcard to vie for Dave’s soul. They were all sent with a return address of: Phoenix, Gateway to Hell.

Postcard from God

We never learned if Dave read his postcards or what he thought about them, but Kristin and I laughed ourselves silly over the whole thing. I still laugh out loud every time I read some of these messages.

For the entire God vs. Satan Postcard dialogue, click here, then come back and share your thoughts.

Do you have a favorite message from either of these powerful beings?

BTW – it took quite awhile, but Dave DID eventually quit his managerial position. 🙂

(15) Comments   


Jennifer Pearce on November 20th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Well even if it didn’t do a thing for “Dave” at least you two got some comic relief during a difficult situation. 🙂 Very creative way to rise above the oppression.

Jean on November 20th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

I will be laughing all day !! Wish I had thought of this when I was working for that Obsessive/compulsive monster of a CPA a few years back ….

Debra on November 20th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

OMG – you two are funny! I wish I thought of this when someone I worked with was a pain in the butt and said to me one day “I’m waiting for a message from god”

Ashley Rae on November 20th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

LOLROFL… Those are so creative. I like the one where Satan tells him to go win at the casino.

I wonder if he went gambling that night…

Michelle on November 20th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Oh how I remember that whole scheme, it was genius, and I’m glad to have been able to help out. I would love to know what that man thought of the post cards…lol lol

Kaylyn on November 20th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

It is things like this that have me convinced that you and I would be great friends in real life! Hilarious!!

I am dying with laughter on this one. Good job Allison!

Kristin on November 21st, 2009 at 1:03 am

This was hysterical. We were so totally entertained by the whole thing (my favorite line was probably “p.s. I like your shoes”) and had us laughing like fools for weeks. I am so lucky to have such a great partner in crime. I don’t know exactly what it says about us, but in addition to doing a beautiful job on the cards, Allison seemed to have a talent for helping god get his message out while I seemed to know just what Satan wanted to say.

At the time, we made sure that Craig did not know anything about it so he truly could remain innocent. This was a challenge for me since anything this good needs to be shared. Fortunately several of you participated by helping god mail his messages from around the world (every card came from a different location). And thanks to Michelle for being willing to temporarily lower her standards and help Satan send off his cards. Sometimes I felt bad for Satan because we could sense his frustration that Dave had not completely come over to the dark side.

After Dave did quit, we finally told Craig about it and let him read the postcards. I wasn’t sure he would be as amused but he loved them.

Thanks, Allison, for making life a much more entertaining experience.

craigthegrey on November 21st, 2009 at 9:01 am

I get a real kick out of the things to ponder one: “the value of wearing clean underwear everyday” and “if you had a super power what would it be.”

Brandon Pearce on November 21st, 2009 at 9:45 am

These are so great! You must have had a blast writing these! I really wonder what Dave thought about it all.

craig on November 21st, 2009 at 9:52 am

Hilarious! I’m sure we’ve all had a boss similar to Dave. Hopefully that’s not how my people think of me at the store…hmmmm Good food for thought for all of us. You’re both genius.

Amy on November 21st, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Ahhh I remember this well!!! Allison you are brilliant when it comes to this stuff. (okay wait you are brilliant when it comes to a lot of stuff!) I wonder if it ever started to mess with Dave’s head!

Chris on November 22nd, 2009 at 12:35 pm

This is so brilliant…and subtle! I have a few people that “God” needs to send a few postcards to. Maybe you guys could start a service? Call it “Intervention from God”? There are plenty out there that could really benefit from it. Think about it. 🙂

Robert on November 22nd, 2009 at 1:29 pm

I seem to remember mailing one of these from New York..

And yes, what a great business idea. With all the lousy bosses out there, zillions of people would contact you to start the post card campaign. And with selected partners throughout the world, you could make a killing..

In fact, I’d like to begin sending some to a few former employers… LOL..

Lyle on December 7th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

Hilarious and brilliant. I had a friend I used to work with that would write little messages on the production schedule that was posted on the computer room door. Really BBQed a few people that richly deserved it. Don’t know how he managed NOT to get fired.

Thanks for a good laugh!

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