Friday, March 23, 2007

One Word - so little time - One Minute Writing Exercise [animadversion]

"This memo is a disgrace! Don't you proofread these things before you shove them in front of me to be signed?"

I quietly took the page back from him and returned to my desk to scour it for the mistake that had been the cause of his animadversion. Finally I found it. I had put a colon where he had intended a semi-colon. The smiley face in the note to his five-year-old son wasn't winking. How could I have been so stupid?

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