Saturday, June 4, 2011

punctuation peeve!!!

I take punctuation pretty seriously. I always have. Maybe it's because I'm a wannabe writer, maybe it's because I don't have anything better to do. I loved knowing that a parenthesis could be like saying something under your breath, (not always, just sometimes). You can imagine my excitement when I was introduced to the exclamation point! And when I found out you could pair exclamation point with his cousin question mark for a much more dramatic question, what could be better!?

But alas, the older I got and the more reports I got back that were littered with red marks, I had to learn to use my punctuation excitement sparingly. And now I'm quite aware of when people get a little too punctuation happy. See Exhibit A below.

The back story is that R and I found a couch and love seat on Craig's List and went to go check it out. The girl selling it, and her husband Ryan, also had some side tables they wanted to get rid of. After looking at the couch, I texted her later to find out if she was still willing to throw in the side tables. What I received back was this enthusiastic text.

WHOA!!! Who knew she was so excited about getting rid of those side tables?!?! And I'm thrilled to bits that she liked meeting me so much!!!! Oh and she did let us know the next day!! They wanted $50 for each table!!!!! Psh, yea right!!!

Guess what?!?! We sent several texts back and forth, including one this morning telling us that her husband is going to come drop the couches off, and you know what?!?! SHE HASN'T USED ONE PERIOD YET!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for finally entering another blog post and moving the "delightful" one about my parenting off the front page!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (Note the liberal use of exclamation points)!
    love ya, mom