Junk mail. It's like the common cold: you can't get away from it, so you just push on through and hope for death. Or sleep. Or at least to make your spouse sick so you'll have someone to share your misery with.
OK, back to junk mail. The only reason I don't immediately burn my junk mail while it's still in the mailbox is because sometimes you get coupons, and I love coupons. I have coupons for Subway, Ocha, Athens Pizza and others. Name a Stamford restaurant and I probably have a coupon for it (or a restaurant.com gift certificate - trust me, check these out).
Back to junk mail again. I got a "Stamford Community Buzz" circular in the mail the other day and my initial giddiness turned to annoyance when I noticed a few problems with the front page.
It's hard to make out details in this image, so I went ahead and blew them up.
It's not the smoking angels that bother me. It's not even the period outside the quote (which is technically correct; they do it that way in England). It's the UNNECESSARY APOSTROPHE in Friend's. I cannot express how much I hate this. WHY do people feel the need to add an apostrophe to a plural noun?? On what planet does this make sense?? It's like nails on a chalkboard to me. I know college-educated people who consistently do this (along with "your welcome" - WTF??).
But it gets worse. Much worse.
Not only does every day of the week now have a *&^%ING APOSTROPHE, but on Wednesdays, with the "purchas" of any beverage, you get $ .25 cent wings. Each wing is one-quarter of one cent. What a deal! I should bring this ad into Bradford's and hold them to this price to get 400 wings for one dollar. If I'm still hungry, I'll come back on Thursday for some $1 tacos "while supplises last."
I hate you, Bradford's. Even your Friday free buffet "begining" at 5:00 won't help.
And to the publisher of this circular: I will copy-edit your ads FREE OF CHARGE. Call me. Please.