Maybe That Cafe Should Stay Closed

, , , , | Working | February 5, 2018

Our store is having quite a large refurbishment and my manager asked me to create some signs for the cafe and deli counter which read, “Due to the refurbishment of the store, the cafe and deli areas will close on [date] and reopen on [date]. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

I’m not the best speller. I type the sign, spell-check it, print it, and show it to my manager, who okays it. I put the signs out all along the deli counter and on the tables, till, and the counter in the cafe.

About two to three hours later I get a phone call from the cafe manager about my signs. Apparently, where “inconvenience” usually appears at the top of the list on the spell check, this time I’d spelt it so badly that the spell check came back with “incontinence” as the top choice. My sign read, “We apologise for any incontinence caused.”

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