Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

The older I get, the more I realize that the annoying cliché posters plastered to the walls of my high school were actually trying to tell me something that bordered on good advice. You remember the ones—”What’s popular isn’t always right and what’s right isn’t always popular.” Inspirational words with a side of cheesy photo, please! Even now, I cringe to think of those corny signs attached haphazardly with sticky tack to prison-gray walls. But the sad truth is that those “words of wisdom” might actually have been what they proclaimed to be. While, I’m not headed into the high school poster business anytime soon, there are a few things I would tell my younger self that the benefit of experie

Auto-Incorrectness

We’ve all seen it. Sometimes it’s hilarious, and sometimes it happens to us. Whether it’s a voice-activated text, Word document, or social media post, autocorrect can change our intent and meaning. In other words, autocorrect isn’t always correct. It’s often auto-incorrect. Sorry For Your Inconvenience A few years ago I wrote a letter of apology to a customer whose service appointment had been cancelled by the business I worked for. We rescheduled the service, but I wanted to let the customer know that we were sincerely apologetic for missing the appointment and any inconvenience it might have caused. Except, when I drafted the letter in Microsoft Word I misspelled inconvenience, and Spellch

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