Saturday, December 9, 2006

Michigan is funny

All week long, Aubrey (Walker's brothers wife) and I have been giggling over misspellings on signs and things. This started when, on our way out of Detroit we noticed a McDonalds with a sign reading "Came in and see are new patio." At least they spelled patio right.

It's really quite funny how little proofreading seems to happen here. I wonder what happened with that sign. Did the manager just give someone the box of letters and now that they are up, doesn't want to bother changing them, or has no one noticed?

Anyway, the best one we've found was at the lawyers office the other day. Walker is reading through the paperwork he has to sign for probate, and finds this line: "If anyone contests the estate, there will be a hearing, unless one is specifically requested." He points it out to the paralegal who notices that this has been the written version of this paperwork, mandated by the state since 2003. There is nothing we can do to get it edited so it says what they mean, this is exactly what he has to sign.

But hey, at least in this case, if someone DOES try to contest, we have a valid argument for the courts not to schedule a hearing.

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