Blogger: Wendy Lawton
I think it’s time for a group gripe session. Let’s get it off our chests.
Gripe #1: My first gripe is that my blog always follows Janet’s blog day and she tends to blog about really important things– things that require a lot of research and make us think. It’s a hard act to follow. So as I felt like griping about it, I thought to myself, “Self, why not invite everyone to gripe? We can just commiserate with each other.”
Gripe #2: This is ICRS pre-week. I’m going nuts trying to get everything done in spite of the fact that we started in earnest over three weeks ago. (Have I been bikeshedding?) Besides, all my clothes look tired. And I think my suitcase is too small. And our flight leaves at 6:45 in the morning, two hours from my house. *whine*
Gripe #3: I just saw another business sign go up in a neighboring town for Bobs Car Repair. Can someone please find out why no one can use an apostrophe correctly? They either stick them in a word as some kind of separator or else they omit them when the word is a possessive. I think there’s a good potential business opportunity here— an Apostrophe Coach.
Gripe #4: I’m still looking for that stunt memoir about a family willing to take a year-long challenge to refrain from complaining. Yep. No griping for a whole year. (Is that hypocritical?)
Gripe #5: I’m tired of bloggers and Facebookers who take controversial stands just to try to get a ruckus going. I guess I have outrage fatigue. Come on. . . can’t we all just get along?
Gripe #6: I’m not really good at griping all by myself. (I usually need my cohort, Janet, alongside to whip up a good gripe duet.) So let’s use our community here to continue the gripe session. All in fun, of course.
What is your pet peeve these days? Do you have a grammar gripe you’d like to share? How about an agent gripe you’d like to discuss? Our goal is to get it off our chest and end with a big collective smile.
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