Punch Line Madness

It all started with a job advertisement for a greeting card company that was advertising for writers. The beginning was straightforward enough as the posting asked applicants to send their resumes along with some humorous responses to a writing exercise, and other writing samples. I half-heartedly filled in some quick answers, feeling like my first impulses would be the best, and whisked the email off to the company. After occupying myself with some other things for a while, my mind started to become haunted by one of the sample questions I had seen.

The exercise was to write an inside response to a card with a woman on the front, and the opening caption,