Your Invited. It was embossed in gold foil across black linen-like paper. One of the most expensive semi-custom builders in our area was inviting us to a wine and cheese tasting. It was even printed on the eenvelope flap. I wanted to go for one reason: to see how many people attended- curious to see how many of these very expensive tri-fold invitations were mailed out with the words "Your Invited".
I looked at my husband, "My Invited. Shall we go?"
"Sure, why not." He winked and said, "Besides some unique cheese and wine, maybe they'll have a momento for us."
"And it says, there financial experts will be on hand to answer any questions."
"Are they telling us that's where the experts will be, or that the experts of the corporation will be there?"
My husband and I spend way too much time criticizing the grammar of the professionals, including the crawls on the bottom of news casts, and bold multi-color shiny card stock ads that arrive almost daily in the mail. However, it seems that those who paid the price for education should be able to use proper grammar and spelling . Did they stop teaching grammar in 1980, or have we deemed good grammar unimportant. Perhaps we depend too much on spell-check. On the other hand, I received a coupon offering me a speical deal on a tune up for my car. On the same day in a food store flyer advertised lettus was on sale.
We have received many other invitations. More than one has indicated an event that would be held in the dinning room of the hotel. On the menu? Avacado salad. On other banquet menus: an assortment of deserts. My other pet peeve is incorrect spelling on restaurant menus.
We have so completely destroyed the king's english, and the American language, we even speak of people going missing. Is that like going shopping? Can I call my friend and say "let's go missing."
I'm sorry, I'm learning to seperate my emotions from my logic, and in the future will definately be more gracious to those educated, high-paid, folks in the public eye.
But in the meantime, your invited to stop bye, I'll be hear, hopping to entertain you.