I'm going through the checkout when I see they've continued the cute little tropical theme they've been sporting with some Wanted Pirate paintings on the wall. They've got about 6 different "classic" pirates listed and painted on the wall with name and nickname and "dangerous" and all that.
And I notice something wrong.
Surely if they're a large chain and yuppified and this is permanently on the wall, they'd want to know.
So I stop at the manager booth on the way out.
Me: "Who checked the new paintings?"
Her: "I don't know, I wasn't here then."
Me: "Well, you've misspelled Teech." (as Teach)
Me: "And I'm pretty sure you've misspelled Anne Bonney's name as well." (as Ann Bonny)
Her: "Well it probably doesn't matter. They're only names."
Me: "I'd think it would matter to Teech."
Her: "It's not like he's REAL or anything."
Me: "umm.... Yes, he was. Blackbeard, Edward Teech WAS real. And he even spent time in North Carolina."
Her: "Oh, okay...."
And she pretty much dismissed me. And you know she won't tell anyone else, because it doesn't matter to HER and because I pointed out her ignorance. Not on purpose, granted, I was just appalled.
Is it too much to ask that actual large businesses check their spelling? Going shopping shouldn't piss me off.