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Authority issues.
The admissions person where I work is high up on the authority chain... which really drives me nuts for multiple reasons. But for now, let's just talk about the note she left me:

"I tried to call. They said they would call back tommorow."

First off, I'm annoyed because after I'd indicated she needed to follow up on this case, she flung it right back in my lap. *Grumbles*

But more than that - SHE SPELLED TOMORROW WRONG.

I'm sorry, but I have real big issues of people telling me what to do that can't even spell simple words. It's like the time I worked the graveyard shift at Flying J and my supervisor left me the note:

"Please stalk boxes in back."

I showed the note to my co-worker working with me that night... and then began to stalk the boxes. Yes, that's right, I haunched down, and slooooowly started walking closer to them, hoping they wouldn't notice my approach.

And hey, I'm not the best speller in the world. To this day I want to put an e in judgment. It looks better with an e, dammit!

But come on, if you want to be taken seriously, learn the damn basics.

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed

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lirazel From: lirazel Date: September 25th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Must... not... get... started........

Oh, the hell with it. "Your" is replacing "you're", no matter who's doing the writing--or is that "whose"?
ifritah From: ifritah Date: September 26th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
The your/you're confusion drives me BATTY.

Of course, I'll make the occasional fast typing online RP mistake with it and then quickly OOC my spelling mistake. I get absolutely horrified with myself when I see it and MUST let everyone involved know that I really do know the difference!

Loose/lose is my biggest pet peeve though. I think it comes from reading too much fanfiction...
bobthebarbarian From: bobthebarbarian Date: September 26th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
My biggest pet peeve? When people say "Hour" instead of "Our". Jeez people, learn the difference.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: September 26th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
... People actually confuse those? ... I cry for the world.
bobthebarbarian From: bobthebarbarian Date: September 26th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
:P I was just kidding, the two are homophones and there is no disernable difference in the sounding of the two. One of my real pet peeves, however, is when I catch myself using its or it's incorrectly.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: September 26th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, see, I was reading "say" as "typing" but that you just said 'say' because, well, that was the only way that made sense, so I just corrected myself, but here you were just kidding around! Hmph! ^_~

It's/its is definitely one of those that I occasionally have to stop and say it out loud without the contraction to make sure it makes sense.
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