Friday, October 3, 2008

"Thier Back!"

Tara and I went to dinner at a new place for us, Taylor's Chowder House, near Thunderbird and 35th Ave. We got there and were looking at the specials on a dry erase board. After a few minutes, Tara had a disgusted look in her face and told me to read the bottom of it. I did and saw the problem.

Tara is somewhat of a stickler for spelling and grammar. The bottom line proclaimed "Thier Back!" I forgot exactly WHAT was back, but the fact that they used the wrong "their/there/they're" option AND spelled it incorrectly, was really bothering her. It was all she could do not to grab the dry erase marker off the hostesss stand and correct it.

She thought I'd be bothered too, but I just found it really amusing that they got it about as incorrect as possible. Choosing the wrong word, OK. It happens to the best of us. But selecting the wrong word and also misspelling it? I found that just too comical.

Eventually she mellowed and saw the overall humor of the situation and her mood improved immensely. The fact that the food was pretty darn tasty didn't hurt either. :)

2 comments:

Ann said...

Ooooo, I like that Tara. I like her indeed! I too am a stickler about spelling/grammar and would have had my panties in a bundle as well over THIER - I mean, come ON, man!

Thanks for the visit; btw, my hubs was raised in MN (you mentioned Tara was from MN) and I lived there for about 5 years. I too was cold during the weekend's 70-degree weather, but OH how I relished that chill!

Amy said...

My Curiosity has the best of me...what did you guys have @ Taylor's?
I am in the process of packing for a week long trip to Boston and have been craving chowder, clams, lobster....if you want anything from Legal's ...just holler!

-Amy
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