Blackmail & The Holiday Newsletter

Dear Snarky,

I’m so angry! Every year my sister-in-law does one of those braggy holiday newsletters but she carries it to the extreme by being “odear_snarky_logoh isn’t my family so great” and then she gets digs in on other family members by saying stuff like, “Poor Stacy and Jim. You may not know that Jim lost his job. This is the second time in four years he’s been unemployed so everyone think good thoughts!” She also has disclosed personal and private information.  I’m talking medical stuff that you wouldn’t want anyone to know. For example, we had a nephew that went to rehab and lo and behold there it was in her Christmas newsletter. We all have all begged her to not write about us but she refuses to listen.

 Help me Snarky! She has to be stopped.

 Signed, Zero Christmas Spirit

Dear Zero,

I don’t like to do this especially during the holidays with the whole Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men of it all but I’m going to have to bring out what I call the nuclear option. I firmly believe the only way to deal with your sister-in-law is to blackmail her. That’s right, I said blackmail. Here’s what you’re going to do – write your own chatty holiday newsletter and include all the unflattering things about her family that you can think of. Don’t be shy, do some trash talking. Then you’re going to send your sister-in-law a copy of your newsletter and really go all out, put it on some cute holiday paper so she knows you mean business and tell her if she writes one unflattering tidbit about ANYONE this bad boy is going to your 250 nearest and dearest family and friends. I’m 100% sure that will stop her. Merry Christmas!

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