As I was walking home from work today, I came across the farmers’ market in Davis Square. The event had ended, and people were packing up their booths.
I walked down Day Street, taking the slightly longer route home, and I came across a guy picking up all the signs.
I smiled at the signs — they read Farmers’ Market Today. There are plenty of farmers’ markets throughout the U.S., especially during the summer, but people hardly ever have an apostrophe, let alone an apostrophe in the right place!
I saw the guy, silly hat and all, and KNEW that I had to immortalize him.
“Hi. I was wondering if you could do me a favor,” I said as I approached him.
“Sure,” he replied. “What is it?”
“Well, you see, I write a grammar blog. http://www.thegrammarvandal.com/. I take pictures of grammar–“
“Oh, yeah. I heard something about that blog,” he said. “There was an article in the paper, right?”
I WANT TO EMBRACE THIS MAN.
“Yes!” I said, beaming. “Nobody has said that to me yet! I was on NPR on Monday, too. You have to visit it! I saw the signs, and the grammar is so wonderful, I’d like to put it on the blog! Here, you can hold it. I love your hat.”
“I don’t know. I wasn’t the one who wrote the sign. I feel I shouldn’t take credit for it.”
“Yes, you can!” I cried. “You are an aficionado of good grammar! You should pose with the sign! It will be perfect.”
“Okay, if you say so,” he agreed.