CANCELED: Tonight's Workshop, Thur. April 10th on "The Importance of Education"
Due to low participants our workshop for tonight has been CANCELED and will be re-schedule for the Fall semester, date & time TBA.
Note: message reproduced exactly as it appeared in my in-box.
Maybe people just felt that the importance was obvious given that it's at a college? Maybe?
Now isn't THAT ironic? Real important stuff to few people.
LizaLee--hmmm--I somewhat doubt that the importance was obvious. Nice try, though.
Mary--my thought precisely when I first read the email, then I noted the wrong verb tense (will be re-schedule).
I must admit this email is not as bad as one I got from the Writing Center, offering to help students with their papers--and the email had errors!
It took me awhile to find the verb tense. I know my sister well enough to guess that the irony was not her point, but that some other typo kind of thing was at work. I suspect the mangled verb tense resulted from tense fingers typing in a mangled state. I know you never experience this (insert smiley face), but I have it happen to me all the time!
"Oh my" is right.
Well, the first thing to strike me was the irony. On a college campus, a session on the importance of education cancelled for lack of interest. That was enough, and I was going to let it pass--but, Daryl, you are right. The inaccurate verb tense did get me. A consequence of grading too too many papers. I find myself starting to enter my own dumb mistakes after reading student papers, so I guess I am hyper-vigilant.
As for mis-hitting keys, of course we all do that--me included :) !
But I usually read back over what I have written. Please do not take from that statement that I never make mistakes.
Oh dear. That's very sad....
"Due to low participants"? I suppose if it had attracted more interest then there would of been the problem of "high participants"... which of course gives an entirely different reason for canceling the event.
So, Vaughn, you have picked up on the second thing that bothered me in this email.
Herewith--low participants rather than participation. Your observation did get a big guffaw out of me.
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