Too many people trying to find the right words to write on a card.
"What do I say?" "What do people normally say in these circumstances?"
all the standard things sound like greetings cards from a £1 shop.
I always say to share a memory, I think it's better than "in deepest sympathy"
invariably they cry remembering a funny incident or a holiday or a drunken Christmas
and then i feel bad.
It's a terribly British thing to hide ones feelings behind stock phrases.
Not a very jolly blog post this one is it?
Life isn't all rainbows and butterflies in a flower shop.
The flower is feverfew, invented for florists so that when brides ask for daises you don't have to use those wretched xanths.