Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Spell-check Won't Catch That"

I hate those words!!! Well, to be fare, I really only hate them when someone udders them as an excuse for hideous spelling errors. Don't get me wrong, spell-check is a grate tulle for catching typos. But when people become so dependent on it that if it doesn't show any misspellings, everything MUST be write, then it drives me crazy.

Four example: a flier advertising a presentation being given by one of the doctors I work four reads "Diabetes and How It Can Effect Your Vision"! (This flier was not designed and printed by the doctor, nor by our practice, but by the Assisted Living Facility where the talk would be held.)

I went to the store yesterday and saw this sine:

An edition to your home? Please! WTF?

Buy the weigh, I ran this post threw spellcheck, so I no everything is spelled rite!!!

Here's a truly heartwarming story about the bond formed between a little 5-year-old girl and some construction workers that will make you believe that we all can make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.

A young family moved into a house, next to a vacant lot. One day, a>construction crew began to build a house on t he empty lot. The young>family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in the goings-on >and>spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually the construction crew, all of the 'gems-in-the-rough,' more or>less, adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her >during>coffee and lunch breaks and gave her little jobs to do here and there to>make her feel important. At the end of the first week, they even presented>her with a pay envelope containing ten dollars. The little girl took this>home to her mother who suggested that she take her ten dollars 'pay' she'd>received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When the girl and her mom got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed>and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at >such>a young age. The little girl proudly replied, 'I worked last week with a>real construction crew building the new house next door to us.'

'Oh my goodness gracious,' said the teller, 'and will you be working on the>house again this week, too?' The little girl replied, 'I will, if those>assholes at Home Depot ever deliver the f---ckin' sheet rock!"

Kind of brings a tear to the eye - doesn't it?


Duke_of_Earle said...

OMG! *snort* *guffaw*
I'm still laughing.

Oh, and the joke at the end was pretty funny too!


Duke_of_Earle said...

BTW, Mom just read your post and made a comment about "effect" vs. "affect."

Then she read the joke. She laughed and laughed and laughed. Really!


Merle said...

Dear Christina ~~ Lovely to hear from you. I enjoyed your post with the spelling thingo and th joke was funny. I see Spellcheck doesn't like
thingo. I am glad Trevor is happy at pre-school. They learn lots of things there. Thank you for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the Anzac post that Peter put on. Take care,
Love, Merle.

Hale McKay said...

I'll echo your Dad's reactions and your Mom's. Great - funny post - the spell check part and espically the joke!

It was good to see a comment AND to see a new post.

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