Politically Correct

So many times in the media, and even with the people I talk to every day, the notion of being “politically correct” rears its head.  Where do we draw the line?

I wanted to share a very funny story about a card I made for a client.  I have been so busy these past few months and even these last few weeks have been a frenzy.  But in the midst of all that, I spent hours making a card for a client yesterday. And I have to admit the card was not “politically correct”.  It wasn’t malicious but taken out of context would not go over well in the public arena.

So here is the dilemma.

I wanted to write this blog about how I took a big chunk of my day and diligently worked on this project.  How I searched out pictures, added costumes to the figures, threw in a little religious connotation and voila, made a classic original piece that made me absolutely gleeful.  I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time.

The time and effort away from my more pressing “serious” work seemed acceptable.

My client’s reaction was priceless.  She thought it was hilarious.  But she has read an early version of my book where one story paints the picture and reason for the images on the card.

Again, telling you about the exact nature of the card would only make me look bad if you didn’t have the entire back story.

So why am I even sharing this?

Yesterday was fun… I needed to blow off steam and I know my client also needed the giggle.  I’m willing to bet even you would have laughed.

But in this world where the smallest hint on being insensitive can bring on a tsunami of anger I was hesitant to share any specifics.

Odd, my book is full of questionable subjects and I don’t give it a second thought…

Maybe I’m just nervous because people can comment on my blog.

 

 

  • Ok Tricia, I’ll add my name to the list of people asking to see the image. In my case it’s simply professional curiosity, yeah right.

    • Yes Doug, you being a creative person would only be thinking about it in those terms! hahaha My client tells me she has shown the card to lots of people and everyone one has laughed! Maybe people are more “understanding” than I predicted… or maybe I spend time with wackos!