Wednesday, August 10, 2011

NO WONDER THINGS MOVE SLOW AT THE POST OFFICE

I've been spending more time than I usually do at our local post office.
I'm learning about shipping prices and envelopes and overseas first class rates
since opening my Watercolor Painting Etsy shop.  While I was getting ready to
send a painting to the U.K. other day I took a second look 
at a sign that has been over the P.O. door for a very long time 
and went, "hmmmmmmm." to myself.

When something is standing still, it's stationAry.
That piece of paper you write a letter on is stationEry.
Let the "E" in stationery remind you of envelope.

After working for several years at a wedding invitation printing business
I should have seen that one sooner.

17 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh UGH!!!

Sarah said...

I hate to admit(and me a teacher and all) that I can never remember which ending it is on this word but now you have helped me! The other one I can't do is definite-is it ite or ate? I know it is ite but it never looks right-maybe that rhyme can help me!

Sarah said...

Oh and then there is dessert and desert-I know really but I have to think! Once saw fridge as frige-that made me smile.

Debbie said...

uuuugh, i feel ya sister.

i think we need spell check for when we leave comments, i always struggle with things like that. i know what i want to say, prefer not to appear stupid, BUT......

Bragger said...

Welcome to my club! I'm president of the Grammar Snobbery club, and you can be an officer too. I hate, hate, hate to see cases of plenty of money being spent on making professional signs, but no proofreading in sight.

Samantha said...

Well, that explains so much!

I hate leaving a comment and realizing JUST as I hit "publish comment"..I have spelling errors! Gah!

TheSims said...

Oh that is sooo a mistake I would make. At least it is not glutten free candy.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I never noticed..but I will certainly bring it up to my local Postmaster as it explains some stuff about him:)

frayedattheedge said...

The one I have to think about is principle and principal ...

Pearl said...

Stationary cards!! :-) I love it!

Pearl

Buttons said...

I did not know that. B

susan m hinckley said...

This might be my pet-est peeve in the entire universe . . . I can't believe it got past even the writer and the sign-maker and all million people who came through the door. But there's no getting past Leenie. Thanks for being on the job for all of us -- I sleep better knowing you're out there.

TALON said...

lol! Having just been through a postal strike here, stationary would be totally right on for a few weeks. :)

Isn't it funny how we don't notice some things right away because I think we automatically read it and make it right?

Mama Zen said...

I've never noticed that!

Linda Sue said...

having just read, again, Uncle Remus- I am not phased by written grammatical misspellings so much - listening to them is another matter.I have a friend who uses the worst grammar and misused words. It throws me off and i have to stop my brain from jumping in to correct her, because that is just SO obnoxious- It's the content of what she is trying to say not the correctness...I keep reminding myself...Good spotting on the sign- I would have doubted my own spelling because if it is on an important sign it must be correct!

AudreyO said...

I laughed so hard. It's an error many make. I guess we all have our words that make us wonder "is it an a or an e?"

Terry and Linda said...

BHAHAHA! Did you let them know! Gov'ment spellers! HA

Linda
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