Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Great moments in proofreading

Part of my job is helping proofread our company's monthly newsletter. The newsletter is distributed to employees, customers and prospective customers. One columnist wrapped up her column this month with the following sentence:

"This business truly is Pandora’s Box. All you have to do is kick yourself in the tail and go fill it up!"

Today I am extra glad to have knowledge of literature, mythology, and you know, COMMON FREAKING KNOWLEDGE. I immediately took it to my department head, who also chuckled at it and then changed the sentence. Now it no longer asserts that our business is a giant box o' evil that we should be trying to fill with more evil.