My power cord died last week and it has been hellish trying to do anything on my computer with a universal cord (it once took me five minutes to type out a one-paragraph message on Facebook!). I ordered a new one.
Not totally egregious…
Not the worst thing I’ve seen in the last few days…
But…it wouldn’t kill Dell to invest in a big of punctuation.
Also, I headed to Whole Foods after work yesterday (I absolutely LOVE that it’s so easy that Whole Foods in Charles River Plaza is a short walk from my new office and right on the way home!), not expecting anything but a few bagfuls of organic fruit and some of that FANTASTIC fresh mozzarella that they have on display in the produce section.
And there came the grammar.
I saw a sign near the register that mentioned how Whole Foods does work EACH DAY to help people living with HIV/AIDS. The sign, however, said EVERY DAY.
I was so surprised and happy. It seems like everyone just says EVERYDAY lately. It’s gotten to the point that when I see EVERY DAY instead of EVERYDAY, when meaning EACH DAY, I become giddy.
That shouldn’t happen! I shouldn’t be expecting the worst!!
It was correct. After all, it was Whole Foods. This is the grocery store featuring more expensive and healthful food, and therefore likely attracts a highly educated clientele.
It made me happy.
And then I saw the sign on the back of the register, facing the customer:
MAY WE VALIDATE YOUR PARKING TICKET
No question mark.
Aw, and to think it was so good…
I would love to see a business free of grammatical errors. It would be even better if it were a chain. And who knows? Maybe that’s one of Whole Foods’s goals. These signs were handmade and exclusive to the Charles River Plaza store.
I’ll let you know if I find anything else.