Thursday, April 26, 2012

Punctuation pisses me off.!,:;'"?

Song for this post: "Say It Ain't So" ~ Weezer

Okay so here's the deal: It's not like I'm some grammar-obsessed language Nazi. I'm not. In fact, I get pretty liberal with a lot of punctuation and slang terms because I think tone of voice is absolutely superior to traditional language rules.

But some things just make me giggle (and piss me off).

Last night on the ferry ride home I had to go to the bathroom. I noticed while in there that, on the inside of the stall door, there was this sign:

You can see the humor, I'm sure. I desperately wanted to behave like a twelve your old, find a member of ship management and tell them to stop clogging the toilet. Not that whoever posted it really had the right to be calling management out on their transgressions in a public manner. But far be it for me to criticize one's parenting skills.

But I didn't because I'm more mature than that (without wine). Also, there are armed officers on board.

A few years back in the emergency room of the hospital in my hometown I saw a sign posted that read:

"Please do not eat drink or use the bathroom without first consulting a physician."

WTH?!? How do you eat or drink a bathroom?!? That's not just gross and messy, it's straight up unsanitary.

It's like that old (read: new) saying:

"Punctuation saves lives. It's the difference between 'Let's eat, Grandma" and "Let's eat Grandma.'" 
                                                                     ~ Abraham Lincoln 

Take care of your grandmother's people. Besides, I'm sure they're flesh is dry and gritty.

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PS. If anyone in Yakima, WA can send me a picture of that emergency room sign, I'll send you $20. Srsly.


  1. I have that picture somewhere. :)

    1. Dude. Find it and send it. $20. No joke. I'll add it to this post as an addendum. :)