Post # 1
So we’ve decided that instead of favors, we’re donating to the American Cancer Society and I’m printing cards for the tables to let our guests know. My future husband would like to add a joke to the donation cards by having them say that we are donating to both the American Cancer Society and the Human Fund (the pretend charity from Seinfeld). We are not really keeping any of the money, it’s supposed to be a joke. Both of our families have a pretty good sense of humor, but I don’t want to offend anyone. We basically have 3 options:
1. Print the cards with both charities (real and fake) and let people just figure it out on their own. (this is what FH wants to do because he wants to see who will notice)
2. Print the cards with both charities on it and add an asterisk (*) after the Human Fund with “just kidding” at the bottom so that it’s obvious it’s a joke
3. Leave the Human Fund off the cards completely.
What would you do? Do you think you’d be offended if there was a joke on the donation card at a wedding?
Post # 3
Maybe have a small disclaimer on the bottom. If it were me, I wouldn’t know what the Human Fund is
Post # 5
I think that’s funny, but not everyone is a Seinfeld fan. I would definitely still put the Human Fund on the card, but like you said, add an asterisk and write just kidding on the bottom.
Post # 6
I know that reruns are on TV all the time, but the show ended over 10 years ago. I don’t think a lot of people would catch the reference. I would leave it off. I wouldn’t be concerned about people being offended . . . just confused.
Post # 7
Either a disclaimer or leave it off all together.
Post # 8
I would leave it off.. I’ve watched many episodes of Seinfeld and would never get that reference, it would take a really big fan which I feel like most people are not.
Post # 9
I would leave it off because I don’t think most people are going to “get it.” I know I wouldn’t because I’m not a big Seinfeld watcher!
Post # 10
I think it’s funny, but I’m a Seinfeld fan. If someone isn’t then they just won’t get it, if they know what it is then they’ll get the joke without a disclaimer. I don’t think anyone will be offended either way.
Post # 11
I’d leave the human fund off entirely, it’s been quite a while since Seinfeld was on (outside of syndication).
Post # 12
I’d leave it off – I have never heard of it and wouldn’t get it at all!
Post # 13
Honestly, I doubt hardly anyone will notice at all, unless there is going to be a lot of Seinfeld fans. I don’t think many people will even double take.
I’d put it on and see if anyone notices, just for fun lol. I doubt anyone would actually get angry over something like that, unless they have a stick up their butt. Might as well have a small bit of fun. 🙂
Post # 14
I think it is funny, but i would add a disclaimer!
Post # 15
I would leave it off . or include it at the table of friends you KNOW will get it
Post # 16
Yeah I would do the asterick