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I hate Mother’s Day, always have, and it’s so validating just to have a newsletter say “fuck Mother’s Day.” Thank you. It’s extra fun that Nurse’s Week also happened this week so I get two sets of performative meaninglessness to still be simultaneously unseen (here’s a pin/pair of socks/red delicious apple, sorry no way to get you all the staff/supplies you need to do your job) and “celebrated.”

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Oh my gosh YUP - It was teachers' appreciation week this week too - seems like America loves to treat as many caregivers as possible to empty platitudes all at once!

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May 13, 2023Liked by Sara Petersen

Thank you so much for this!! Second annual and hopefully many more to come

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I remember reading once that the best sales day of the year for Kentucky Fried Chicken is Mother's Day and that just felt so grim to me. I love fried chicken and I'm not a snob about fast food, but boy does that have the feeling of "let's give mom the night off from cooking" in the most phone-it-in way possible? Yes, yes it does.

Also, the worst PR ad I got for Mother's Day coverage was a tie between a pitch from Carnival Cruises about a mother/son pair who work for Carnival on different ships (so touching, how they see each other never?) or a soda that has fiber and apple cider vinegar for the "mom who does it all". Hard pass.

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A SODA THAT HAS FIBER I CAN NOT.

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Moms deserve lasers 😭😭😭

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To zap people with! 👹👍🏽👍🏽

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lol 100%

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💃💃💃

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Have been looking forward to this ALL WEEK (year). 🍿🍿🍿

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SAME

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