Valentine’s Day FAIL

 

St. Valentine’s day. A day for love. A day for sharing. A day for stalkers? You notice that as soon as the word stalker pops up the warm fuzzy feeling in your sub-cockle region goes away really fast.? The reason for that is because stalkers aren’t funny. Anyone that has been stalked fully understands how violated you feel when someone invades your personal space and begins observing the most intimate details of your life. What Fail Kitty found, unfortunately, is that there are people who think topics like stalkers can be cute and funny, making for great Valentine’s day cards.

Zazzle gets the FAIL title for this one, with an array of cards we can’t show you directly because of their copy restrictions.

A card depicting a man looking through binoculars reads:

Somewhere there’s someone,
who dreams of your smile,
and finds in your presence,
that life is worthwhile.
So, when you are lonely,
remember it’s true
somewhere,
a STALKER
is thinking
of you.

Another features a skull among decorative bloodspatter, and reads:

(FRONT)  HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY FROM YOUR STALKER

(INSIDE) TIL DEATH DO US PART, BABY

Granted, there are a lot of people that find it funny and you don’t have to have the darkest sense of humor to find it a bit amusing. Unfortunately, there are also quite a few people that find it disturbing and in poor taste. People for whom it triggers memories they would rather leave buried than pick like a scab over a wound. This card wasn’t seen as the worst  though.

A card that read “Be Mine” in blood above a a heart made of a razor blade wasn’t in the best taste either. Cutting is a serious problem, and while this is again, something else some  people obviously found funny, or at least mildly amusing, it’s really not in good taste. I for one won’t be buying my sweetie a card from Zazzle anytime soon.

Of course, long before Zazzle, there were plenty of creepy Valentine’s day cards out there – or were racially insensitive or just make you shake your head and say “That’s so wrong.”

Here are a few examples:

Because if I wash your car, you'll have to love me forever! (Oh, darn! Does that mean I have to love the homeless guy who hurls himself at my windshield with a squeegee every time I go downtown, too?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What every girl dreams of - being kept captive in a pumpkin (or a basement or a toolshed or a soundproofed room...)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

... EWW. Also EEK. Also restraining order.