A couple of definitions of the word ‘Grammar’ by Merriam-Webster: 1 a : the study of the classes of words, their inflections, and their functions and relations in the sentence b : a study of what is to be preferred and what avoided in inflection and syntax
My translation of those definitions:
1 a: Grammar exists for a reason, as it helps people understand what you’re saying in your writing b: when you use ‘your’ when you should be using ‘you’re’, it drives me nuts
1* I am too damn old to stay up until 2:30 a.m. writing a paper.
2* The printer you thought was pretty quiet is actually freakishly loud at that time of night.
3* 5:30 a.m. comes WAY too soon after 2:30.
4* The sleep deprivation as a result of #s 1 and 2 does not positively influence your ability to debate the above-mentioned paper in front of the class.
5* In the future, during the initial stages of said project, always assume the leadership role, so #s 1-4 need not be experienced in the first place. And especially don’t let the guy whose wife is due to have a baby assume that leadership role.
"Do you have the patience to wait
until your mud settles and the water is clear? ~ Lao Tse"
My patience leaves me too often.
Recently, my mom hurt her foot, and was told by the doctor to stay off of it. Because of this, she’ll occasionally call me or my son on our cell phones if she needs us to do something for her (we live in the same house). Anyway, this evening, she scrolled through the caller ID to find Nick’s (my son) number. She found it, pressed “talk,” and the conversation proceeded like this:
(from the receiving line): “Hello?”
Grandma: “Hello, Dah-ling, can you come and fill my jug?”
(receiving line): *silence*
Grandma: “I need my jug filled.”
(receiving line): “Um, I think you have the wrong number.”
Grandma: “Oh HELL!” *click*
My poor little old mom is mortified because the person on the other line (who also has a cell phone number VERY close to my son’s) probably knows her since they just called our house yesterday. It’s probably good that she only needed one jug filled.