The above photo pretty much sums up my day.
I suppose I could take it a couple of different ways. I could just shrug and chuckle inwardly at the mistake. My smugness would disappear shortly after I realize that I have probably made similar typos in these blogs, been called out for them, and with a combination of anger and embarrassment, changed them.
The other way I could take it is with great frustration. I teach English to people and I would hate for them, their agents, and potential students to see the sign and think the school wasn’t doing a good job or that we didn’t know our subject matter.
On the other hand, if I left it, how long would it take for someone else to notice? How long would the error live there?
If that weren’t enough, while on route to work this morning, the bus seemed to catch fire. I am not sure what part it was, but something was definitely burning. While the bus didn’t actually fill up with smoke, there was a decent amount of smoke on the bus. I am not sure what the bus driver did, but shortly after stopping, he did “something” and the bus stopped smoking. Maybe he pulled out some wires…maybe he was holding a small fire extinguisher. Either way, within a couple of minutes, we re-boarded and were on our way.
Was there a silver lining? Well, I did get to speak to my favourite bus passenger about the “excitement.” She and I both survived the fight on the bus a few months ago, and now we survived this. Normally we have nothing to talk about, so this was a refreshing change.