So that’s the secret

As someone whose place of business is also frequently under construction, I was happy to learn of a way to potentially make the whole experience a lot more exciting!

By the way, we love this local (family) restaurant…so glad it’s expanding!

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing.
The minute it crops up, all our irritation and
resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.
~ Mark Twain


  1. mel said,

    Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    As long as the cooks and food prep people aren’t bare while they prepare… (remember the salad Kramer made in the shower on that Seinfeld episode?)

  2. WritingbyEar said,

    Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    I just love the “as results will be so grand” kicker.(Definitely wouldn’t be the case if I tried this at my workplace!)

  3. facie said,

    Friday, March 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    At my last job, a client asked me, via email, to bare with him as he tried to learn/figure things out. A few of us had a good laugh about it.

    I would be tempted to say something if I were you. I was on my senator’s website the other day and clicked on a link about unemployment, which took me to an excerpt from the AP with this gem: “That’s because Congress is considering restoring a 73-week federal benefit that expired Nov. 31.” Not as funny as what you posted, but so sad.

    And re: your other post, I would use a few coworkers myself. In some ways it is even harder when I sub b/c I am adultless almost the entire day!

    • WritingbyEar said,

      Friday, March 4, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      I did, gently, let the restaurant know and got a response back from someone admitting he/she wasn’t the best proofreader and thanking me for letting him/her know. But…the announcement wasn’t updated, so clearly it’s not that big a deal for the person. (That’s OK, some people are just not word people.) I wonder if others chuckled over it too?

      And, ha ha, it took me quite a while to figure out what was wrong with the excerpt you posted…DUH!

  4. mel said,

    Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    OK, ladies, I have read and re-read that statement from AP… why is it funny/wrong? I’m probably dense, but I really want to know.

    • WritingbyEar said,

      Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

      You will kick yourself, as I did right before I was going to submit the exact same comment to Facie…

      30 days hath…

  5. facie said,

    Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    During a job interview almost two years ago, the interviewer was telling me how the person before me (who he did not think was that good) wrote a check with a November 31 date (and I am pretty sure it was November, just the same as that AP article). At first I asked what was bad about that, and as soon as he started to say, “Well, November has…,” I left like an idiot, especially b/c this was a job that would require a lot of editing/proofreading.

    It makes me feel better knowing that the two of you stumbled as I did. 🙂

  6. mel said,

    Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Oooooooohhhhhhhhhhh. Wasn’t even considering that aspect. Yuppers. We’re all fallible, big-time. And yes, facie, it is infinitely comforting to realize that. : )

  7. Laura said,

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I guess they won’t be serving salad with dressing, then.

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