Fritters (fritters) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Stuck in my craw...

So I just finish my ride back from Pacific Palisades, 2 hours of my life spent on traffic, when I decide to swing into Trader Joe's for some edamame beans. I deserve another few days of snacking on edamame beans. (For those not in the know, Trader Joe's is a yuppie chain of small grocery stores...)

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)

Her: "Oh?"

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.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.