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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

More Grammar Lessons...

I hate grammatical errors. I believe if you cannot properly type or write your thoughts then your message is not worth my time. Similarly, if you are a professional entity or business, you should be expected to take the time to proofread. If you do not have that time, then what kind of service can I expect from you as a client/patron?
My own store posted a message on the front door about something being out of service. The handwritten sign said "Sorry for the (sic) inconvience". Often misspelled. I brought it to the attention of Fearless Leader (aka Front End Manager) and he laughed and said "no one will notice".

I was at a winery recently and noticed a misuse of "its/it's". This one drives me nuts. I can no longer take you seriously if your description says "it's aroma has hints of black cherries and..." Sorry, after that you lost my concentration. I don't care. If you don't care that this is wrong, then I don't care to buy it. Apparently no one paid attention to their Saturday Morning cartoons during SchoolHouse Rock".

It's not that difficult, but a prescription needs its own label.

Anyway, my points are these: First, I wonder about doctors who do not take the time to proofread their prescriptions before they are sent to us. If he/she cannot take the time to make sure your prescription is correct, what else are they speeding through? Do I want that constant rush to be part of my healthcare?

Second, if you are a professional company selling professional products to a profession, why can't you take the time to ensure accuracy? Notice in the picture the errors on the label. This is from an apothecary products catalogue selling.
(I will leave it up to everyone else to point them out for the non-pharmacy readers.)

Thank you, and Good Day.


  1. I'm not in the medical field, but Cipro is an antibiotic which would never be taken 'as needed.'

    Also, I visited a winery website that described the wine 'pallet' - that explains the oaky finish. ;)


  2. Good point Mr. Best. Nor should what looks to be Percocet 10mg be substituted for Cipro 250mg unless someone can't stand having a license anymore.