Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Why spelling might be important

Yesterday a gentleman came into our office, bringing paperwork that someone in a different office filled out for him. It turns out that the man works at a local retail store stocking merchandise. Under the occupation category on his forms, they meant to write “stocker,” but misspelled it. And, with just a couple incorrect letters, this poor man went from someone trying to make an honest living stocking merchandise to a shady character hiding behind bushes.

10 comments:

d.a.r. said...

LOL That is awesome!! And totally hilarious :)

Miss. Beach Bound said...

That is funny! I love a good grammatical error that makes something so innocent turn bad!

-BB

Lindsey said...

hahahahaha! hilarious!

Allison said...

oh dear :) too funny!

potandkettle said...

I have hired 8 people in the past couple of weeks and my positions are general labor. I have accepted about 200 applications for these positions. Alot of the folks who come in are friends of other employees. One application read, "labor and delivery." He wanted to work as a laborer AND forklift driver for incoming deliveries. I about peed my pants.

Amber said...

HAHA that's great! Glad you found my blog:-)

Playful Professional said...

But at least it gave you a good laugh.

The Mrs. said...

that post could also be titled why penmanship is important!

jlc said...

Hahahah!


I despise bad grammar. Please feel free to correct me whenever! As long as you don't blog about it we should be good. ;)

megan said...

hahaha! Oohh that's so funny!