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Worms

£2.40

A greeting card for friendship featuring a can of worms wriggling out of the can and text ‘I know this might be opening a can of worms..’

– Blank inside for your own message
– Printed in the UK on premium card stock
– Supplied with a white envelope

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Worms

Worms is a greeting card for friendship featuring a can of worms and a can opener with worms wriggling out of the can and text ‘I know this might be opening a can of worms..’

It is for the times when one knows that it is a good idea to broach a delicate subject, but handling it needs a little finesse. Humour is always a good route into this kind of thing. So actually featuring a can of worms (and a can opener) is a good way to break the ice.

Of course, it takes real friendship to deal with delicate subjects. Youth is an unlikely candidate for this, what with the raging hormones and the lack of experience – but you never know. Even then there is space for a light approach to problems.

Bait For Anglers

The phrase itself seems to date to when these little creatures we sold in cans to anglers. You can imagine how once the can was opened the contents spread every which way.

Herding Cats

It is analogous to the idea of herding cats. Cats are unlike sheep, who can be rounded up and made to enter a pen. Cats have a mind of their own, and they will not go where they do not want to go. But the little creatures in a can of bait? Are they evading recapture and going off to seek refuge in a corner somewhere? Or are they just making their way wherever they can to find food and water. Back on the subject of cats, recent studies have shown something interesting about how they behave. When they are eating they prefer a human in the room. Scientists believe that is because cats feel they can relax and get on with the important job of eating, knowing that the human will alert them to danger. And it may be so.

The bottom line is that whether it is worms or cats, once they are out of the bag or bait tin, there is no knowing where things will end. So it is a brave friend who will approach a delicate subject, and such a friend is to be treasured.

SKU: C0233

A can of worms and a can opener with worms wriggling out of the can and text 'I know this might be opening a can of worms..'
Worms
£2.40