These flashcards from the Self Esteem Shop speak louder than words

You probably know a couple of people in your office who need these flashcards. You can never tell if they're being sincere or sarcastic, and they often leave you feeling you've been bamboozled by their bad mood. After a short conversation near the coffee pot, you don't know whether to weep, laugh, or stick your tongue out in distress. Pick up a pack of these playing cards and worry no more. Like real-life emoticons, simply hold up a card to show that certain someone how they're making you feel and ask them to pick a card that represents their current mental state. Sure, there isn't a figure holding up a middle finger, but of the 40 emotional states represented in the deck, they'll find something that fits the bill.

About The Author

Alysa Zavala-Offman

Alysa Zavala-Offman is the managing editor of Detroit Metro Times. She lives in the downriver city of Wyandotte with her husband, toddler, mutt, and two orange cats.
Scroll to read more Culture articles
Join the Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.