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About me: I'm a 40-something mother to a pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our tween Junior, our 6-year-old Everett, our toddler Cam, and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). I'm a freelance graphic designer and writer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It would make for a strange and uncomfortable family activity

Look, typos happen to the best of us. I once referred to myself as the "Director of Pubic Relations" in a press release. Thankfully no one called me on it.

And I like the folks at eBeanstalk. They send me informative emails with answers to my most probing parental questions. But never once did I ask myself this:

D'oh! Why does Billy loathe splashing water at his turds? Mommy and Daddy think it's great fun!

I hesitated to post the email because, like I said, I do like the eBeanstalk folks. But on July 19, I sent this:

If you can't read that, I wrote, "Dear eBeanstalk, I really enjoy these emails, and I find this one particularly helpful (I have an inquisitive two-year-old) but you might want to have someone proof the FAQ responses for typos. I don't mean to criticize, but there are several in the response below.

See, I tried to forepoo them. I mean, forewarn them. Oopsie.


Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

AHAHAHAHA! I love it! I do the same thing...send a reply to those types of mass-mailed emails when there's a glaring typo... ;) It was very nice to forepoo, um, I mean forewarn them... :D

mo.stoneskin said...

Director of Pubic Relations. Brilliant.

I've always feared making that typo myself.

Anyway, gotta run, I'm off to splash water at poo.

Anne said...

I got the same email and noticed the same thing. I had the same thought, they should have someone proofread it. I am glad I was not the only person who noticed.

Lindy said...

What the hell else are you supposed to do with poo?

I have no idea how I got onto the ebeanstalk email chain but I'll admit, I never open them.....I will now - a girl's got to know about the new poo trends.

Suzi said...

Director of Pubic Relations? Is this a new job the rest of the free world should know about? LMAO!

FoN said...

Our local paper is so bad I read it with a red pen and circle the typos and gramatical errors.

I recently referred to myself as the communications consultant to the Western Hemisphere. The busines cards are pending.

Pricilla said...

Better I suppose that splashing poo in the pool, eh?

Pablo Guero said...

Heh ... I worked at a newspaper that ran a headline about a "Pubic Health Fair". I think it had the best turnout ever.

The Mother said...

Add to that the grammatical mistakes, and you have hit my pet peeve. Or my second pet peeve (behind woo and misinformation).

JennyMac said...

LOL! Oh, poor eBeanstalk.

Keely said...

Or at least, if they're going to ask that question, have a relevant answer. Because with toddlers it IS a pertinent question.

Nicole said...

*giggle* Director of Pubic Relations---that's almost as good as going to print advertising a "Pubic Auction." ;)