Got an email from today…

Someone wrote in to tell me about some case where there were minor errors — basically, like, typos. For example, I accidentally referred to the MP as “he” at one point when in fact it was “she.” She wanted me to correct them at once. (Which of course I did.)

“Remember these are people’s lives,” she said.

Gosh, thanks for reminding me. I had totally forgotten that. I’d been under the impression that I was writing about French poodles.

(Okay, maybe I’m being a little snide here…)

8 thoughts on “Got an email from today…

  1. Rhettarot August 8, 2012 / 7:06 pm


  2. holly August 8, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    For some reason,this made me laugh. Not sure why. Maybe the bad week. Thanks for posting this. Keep up the great work!

  3. Lori August 9, 2012 / 1:54 am

    Well if she wants to help you on a regular basis great! Its a hard job and you’re only one person….sheesh

  4. Melissa August 9, 2012 / 8:31 am

    Because you don’t already have enough to do…….!!!!

  5. Robin Cox August 9, 2012 / 10:41 am

    Please… think of the French poodles… 🙂

  6. Jaime August 10, 2012 / 4:49 pm

    I would never be so condescending. I have caught errors in missing person files, but I also understand that we are all human and there is no need to talk down to someone that is doing there best to do a good thing.

    • Meaghan August 10, 2012 / 5:22 pm

      Yeah — I don’t mind when people email me to correct errors; in fact I’m grateful for it. But that bit raised my hackles.

  7. Vanessa August 23, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    I have noticed errors here, but I really don’t care. I’m a total grammar nazi, but at the same time, I understand you’re just trying to keep the info out there. You’re doing a very hard job for nothing!

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