No, my latest advertising sponsor is not Kotex, Playtex or Stayfree (fellas, if you're lost on this one, just bear with us). Nor are I gross and lacking of proper home training. I just thought it would be helpful to touch upon the potentially catastrophic e-ffects of a misused punctuation point. Today, my friends, we are going to discuss the period.
Can you recall the last time your boss took you to task over a minute, insignificant detail? Nonetheless, after surviving an email exchange of Watergate proportions, in which you more than likely explained four different times (in three different ways) all the what's, when's where's and why's behind every move, your cubicle confidence remains pretty high. After all, you even tossed in some of those extra-fancy bullet points, sub-bullets and indentations to help girly truly comprehend just how hard you worked on said project. Now, just when you are about to stroke your (swelling?) ego in anticipation of the your boss's "Great Job!" or "You ROCK!" or "Thanks a bunch!" email that's sure to follow, you bear witness to a punctuation parasite that threatens to make you fall mentally ill...
No comma. No magnificent-for-midyears exclamation point. Nada. You might even begin to wonder how the once happy and healthy explanation point suddenly broke its leg and dwindled down to a speck of an existence. Before you decide to get physical, however, let's ponder a few ways to deflect the bastard-anger back to its original source...
1. Ignore it (I know...LOL!!!)
2. Reply with an enthusiastic: "You're very welcome...let me know if I can help you with anything else!!!!" with enough !!! tossed in to make girly get the hint.
3. Toss your "b" of a boss the almighty "evil-one," (the Cocoa's most-fierce career operative) the smiley. Next, proceed to smile threw cursing teeth until your daily lunchtime vent or workout session.
And, if all else fails, as I (sometimes, but not often enough) like to tell myself: get over it.