Monday, March 21, 2011


You know on Grey's Anatomy when a doctor loses a patient and they're all pissed off and distraught?

That's me today.

I let a big stoopid typo slip. And it was pointed out by a client. And makes Corporate Behemoth looks dumbdumbdumbdumbdumb. And makes my ears burn with shame.

And I know that nobody died and I've caught a gazillion typos and of course one would slip by because I am, after all, only human - editor or not. But I don't need this fallibility pointed out, OK? Because I am keeping the Corporate Behemoth / wedding planning / moving / owning three houses train on the tracks the very best I can, OK?

But in other news?

We got an offer on my house. After a mere eight months, my house is under contract.

I don't know whether to laugh or throw up.


Jodi Pharo said...

both seem appropriate.

i totally understand the typo thing. ugh. we do lots of print work for clients and my bosses wife is the copy editor. she's good. damn good. a couple of times she has missed one though and it's ugly. no fun.

congrats on the contract.

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

Ohhhhhh, I hate that. Is there a dislike button on this post? I've (clearly and thankfully) never been a doctor - or anything quite that important, as a matter of fact - but I really can't imagine feeling WORSE about my work life than the times I've realized I missed a typo.

So, I'm feeling your pain here.

However - great news, big news about the house!!! Woohoo!!!

8 said...

Great news about the house!
They just pointed out the typo because the rest was so fabulous they didnt know what else to say........ chin up.

Anonymous said...

Do both.
I'm sorry about the screw up--those days make me feel sick, too.
But the house! What a blessing!

Dorrie said...

Congrats on the contract! Just think, soon you will have more furniture. Soon you will have so much free time, you won't know what to do with yourself. Won't that be nice?

Gretchen Hembree said...

That is AWESOME!!!!!! Everyone has a bad work day now and then, but score on the house!!! Whoop! That is something to celebrate (Pending clsoing and all.) :) WHAT...a relief!

hope505 said...

All I can tell you is: thank Christ on a cupcake that someone, SOMEone, cares about that sort of thing, chacha. Thank god. Because you're totally, fully right...common but heinous errors like their's and must of make the writer look double dumb...and they definitely have no place in any kind of corporate communication. I hope, hope, hope it wasn't all public an everything.'s blood under the bridge now chach. fugheddabowdit. Time for cake and flowers and that bodaceous white dress....
* ; )