Yesterday I was out for a nice, long walk, when I looked across the street and spotted this sign…

 

Du-Par's Flawed Signage

 

The apostrophe in “your’s” just about killed me. I actually turned away, shaking my head, then doubled back to snap the pic. When I finally walked away for good, I started thinking about how many sets of eyes must have fallen on that text before the sign was printed. At first, I was angry. Angry that the collective we are so friggin’ stupid as to not correct such an obvious error. And then I was simply sad. Sad that we are so stupid. Sad that we don’t value education. Sad that my favorite pancake house let me down with a typo.

 

And then I kind of got over it, because really. It’s just a sign. Not a sign. Or at least that’s what I thought. And then I looked down and spotted this…

 

Get Smart

 

It was as if the spelling and grammar gods sent me a little validation. Very little, I admit, but I’ll take what I can get.

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