Monday, May 11, 2009

An Argument for Editing

I'm always amazed when I see ads or signs in newspapers, on craigslist, on bilboards or elsewhere. Don't people know how dumb they sound sometimes?!? If only these people would take some time and reread what they submit to print or post . . . If only. These people are why I do what I do. I know I've brought up stupid mistakes before, but I think little reminders every now and then help us remember not to get sloppy or we might stoop to their level.

Braille dictionary for sale. Must see to appreciate.

FOR SALE BY OWNER: Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica. 45 volumes. Excellent condition. $1,000.00 or best offer. No longer needed. Got married last weekend. Wife knows everything.

Help wanted, singer for rock band. Must be female or male.

Lost: small brown poodle. Reward. Neutered. Like one of the family.

For sale: a quilted high chair that can be made into a table, potty chair, rocking horse, refrigerator, spring coat, size 8 and fur collar.

Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.

Christmas sale. Handmade gifts for the hard-to- find person.

Wanted, man to take care of cows that does not smoke or drink.

Three-year old teacher needed for pre-school. Experience preferred.

Wanted. Widower with school-age children requires person to assume general housekeeping duties. Must be capable of contributing to growth of family.

Tired of working for only $9.75 per hour? We offer profit sharing and flexible hours. Starting pay: $7 -- $9 per hour.

Joining nudist colony! Must sell washer and dryer $300.

Free Yorkshire Terrier: 8 years old. Hateful little dog.

Free puppies: ½ cocker spaniel, ½ sneaky neighbor’s dog.

German Shepherd, 85 lbs. Neutered. Speaks German. Free.

Snow Blower for sale…only used on snowy days.


  1. Haha, I really love the comment about the wife knowing everything!!

  2. and sneaky neighbor's dog. I collect these things, two. (sic)