|Say it LOUD! I'm Literate & PROUD!|
Back in the ancient age of analog, I spent four wonderful (NOT!) years in New Jersey getting an ejmakashun & work experience. Finding pickings a might slim after moving back to Ohio, I found some work through temp agencies.
As my "chosen field" was office related, I was sent out a few times to, get this, straighten out files. As in alphabetical order. Seems a lot of folks don't know their ABCs.
To this day I'm still taken aback over the general ignorance/stupidity of people. I have recently viewed an episode of Repo Games, wherein knuckle draggers get a chance not to have their cars towed by answering a few trivia questions. While the "contestants" struggled with the answers, I got most of them right almost instantly (Those cars are rightfully mine!). What I had seen has not given me hope for humanity.
|Another kind of ABC.|
Back to the alphabet (alpha-beta). How SO many members of the general public can have so much difficulty getting files in order is WAY beyond me. If you can count, "sing that song" & think at least semi-logically, you shouldn't have much trouble getting files sorted. Maybe that "semi-logical" part has them all confused. While chrysanthemum falls somewhere between A & Z, it shouldn't be all that much harder to figure that right comes between reel & ring.
A notable exception to alphabetising is the word sympathy. While it is rarely found in the real world it can be readily found in the dictionary. Between s-word & suicide!
Now how does that song go? Oh yeah .....
How I wonder what you are
Like a diamond in the sky .....
Uh ..... wait a sec ..... OK, now I gotz it .....
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
Up above the world so high
Now I know my ..... huh?
Darn! Maybe I'm gettin' old .....
Article copyright © 12-7-2011 Jay Agan
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