“And by the way Y-O-U apostrophe R-E is you are. Y-O-U-R is your!”
-Ross to Rachel on friends
Okay, as my mother would agree, I used to be a horrible speller. I mean, we’re talking BAD. It was the subject of many hilarious discussions between my mother and I as I grew, that’s for sure. However, somewhere through the years, I actually figured it out. Now I’m actually a good speller. Sure, I have my moments, as does everyone, but honestly, I do not understand how some people just don’t get it or don’t care.
I just got back from a quick run to Burger King for lunch. I was starving and it was close. Anyway, I was already annoyed when I saw that the drive-thru notice still said “due to the recent hurricanes in Florida…” uhhh…there is nothing recent about those hurricanes, but whatever…and then I pull around the the window to pay and there is this sign taped to the glass:
MARCH 29, 2005
WE WILL NO LONGER HAVE
99 CENT WOPPERS ON TUES/THURS.
INSTEAD WE WILL HAVE WHOPPERS
2 FOR $3 EVERY DAY
oh my goodness…two things. 1st of all EFFEVTIVE is NOT a word. Anyone who saw or hung up the sign should have known that. 2nd of all, the WHOPPER is your signature item–it sure seems like you could spell it correctly! I almost wanted to just cancel my order and drive away. I know it’s just a sign, but could someone who works there not fix it? Heck, if they don’t have a printer on the premises, they should just write it on a plain piece of paper! I would much rather see something handwritten, even if it is sloppy, than two have two HUGE spelling errors like that on a sign I had to work beside, you know?
I know 90% of the population doesn’t care at all, but I also know Tim and Liz totally understand what I’m saying…
(and as a side-note, I just ran spell check on this blog, and even the blogger spell check picked up the two words that were spelled wrong on the sign!)