"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-2007, 06:44 PM   #1
Executive Chef
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
ISO advice for get-well-soon greeting card

Our gym instructor Francesco had an accident with his motorcycle the other day, broke his wrist and won't be giving us lessons for a good while.
I am making him a get well card, so tomorrow I will have everyone sign on it at the gym and send it to him.

As for the theme/design, I immediately thought of an image of his favourite motoGP racer (we are both motoGP fans, for those who are unfamiliar, it is sort of Formula One on two wheels.) and have it say "We wish you a SPEEDY recovery!!"

But then I had a second thought, considering the circumstance of his injury, could it be a little insensitive?? Okay, Francesco himself is a big enthusiast of motorcycling and it is unlikely that he will be detered by this accident and I am sure he will get a kick out of my idea. On the other hand he has a wife with whom he had their first son last year. Riding around in motorcycle here in Rome is, while convenient, definitely not the safest thing to do, with heavy and crazy traffic all the way around. It is possible that his wife is getting very nervous about any notion of motorcycle especially at this moment.

What do you guys think, should I go with my initial idea? (For creative projects for me, usually the initial idea turns out the best) or should I go with more conservative theme?

Thanks in advance for your opinions!


urmaniac13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 06:53 PM   #2
Traveling Welcome Wagon
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,716
I say go for it. It's what he likes, and I don't think it is insensitive at all (if he had broken his neck or something, I would definitely rethink it! lol). If he has a good sense of humor you could even say something (when he sees the card) like, "We thought this one might be a little safer!"


Barbara L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 08:10 PM   #3
Senior Cook
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 196
I say go with your first instinct.
stargazer021 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2007, 09:11 PM   #4
Executive Chef
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,764
Send a message via MSN to urmaniac13 Send a message via Skype™ to urmaniac13
Thanks Barb and Stargazer!! Indeed, Cris, who has known Francesco longer than I do, just told me he actually participates in some races in the circuits, kind of a semi-pro. Thus probably his wife understands the potential risk France is taking pretty well and should be able to handle the situation more calmly than I initially suspected.

I will go for the idea, I will print it out now!! Thanks again
urmaniac13 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.