Thursday, May 7, 2009

When bad grammar happens in the forest...

And no one is there to correct it, does it happen?

I ask this question because today I had to have some automotive work done on my car. The two mechanics were very good at auto repair -- they showed me everything that was wrong, and offered me multiple options for every repair to save money -- but they had to be the two most grammatically illiterate men I've ever met. I cringed every time they spoke, and nearly bit off my tongue to keep from correcting them, for fear my auto repair costs would skyrocket with each increase in price.

I don't know what was more painful for me personally, keeping quiet, or the $489 repair bill.

1 comment:

  1. Ran across this last week. As our kids grow up, we'll probably have similar conversations:

    http://twentytwowords.com/2009/04/28/conversation-between-mom-and-a-very-young-talitha/

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