Mistakes can be embarrassing. They can annoy or mark us as careless. Little mistakes may even doggedly pursue or beset us—such as the mistakes on the two introductory book pages I had written, proofed, revised, proofed, read again, published, found errors in, revised, proofed, published, and still found errors in. (Yes, I revised it still again.)
At Jason’s Deli a month or so ago, the following table card advertised a charitable cause. Now, the cancer-fight cause is obviously good, and Jason’s is a good place to get great salads and more, but the proofing was not so good. See the white words in the red background below.
I don’t think they meant to have the cancer victim saying she never had any doubt she would lose the battle. If the Kristin they’ve quoted is an actual person and not a created, representative figure, I have to think she had a jolt when she saw the table cards!
B. Casey, 7/23/16