Disclaimer: I Mean What I Say

I didn’t realize I was being graded.

Ok, listen. When I put the word “clueless” in my tag line, I did that on purpose. I wasn’t haphazardly choosing cutesy words for the sake of a chuckle. I am truly clueless as evidenced by last night’s events.

The blog has been live for roughly four days now and due to a daunting schedule, the Pilot has not been able to read it. He’s been busy doing “piloty things.”

Yesterday evening however, the Pilot received a text from another pilot and it read:

“So I read Mere’s blog. She misspelt Marine Corps. Are you going to tell her or do I have to?”

That is about the time that the Pilot feverishly pulled up my blog and quickly thumbed through every post.

“You know you misspelt Marine Corps everywhere, right?” he asked.

Out loud, I responded with, “Oh really? I’m sorry. I’ll fix that.”  Inwardly, I said to myself “Hence the “clueless” tagline!”

As the Pilot perused the rest of the blog, he continued to mention minor errors here and there about various things like “being an officer doesn’t ‘demand’ respect per se,” and “It’s not a ‘Engine Start checklist, it’s a ‘Start Engine checklist,’ etc.

I didn’t say anything… at least out loud. I can’t tell you what I said on the inside though, because I intend to keep this a family friendly blog. So I sat there looking at him with a blank expression. “But I think it’s really great and you’re so funny and I’m really proud of you,” he said rapidly with a guilty grin.

I’m not beneath saying I misspelt Marine Corps. I did. On accident. And I apologize to Marines everywhere who were offended by my oversight.

However, I did fair warn every reader equally: I am clueless.

Webster defines clueless as “completely or hopelessly bewildered; unaware, ignorant or foolish.”

I’d say I nailed it.

And to the pilot who texted, you know who you are. You have been removed from our Christmas Card list.

Ho Ho Ho, punk.

4 responses to “Disclaimer: I Mean What I Say”

  1. Bwahaha! I. Love. This. And by the way, I didn’t catch the error either. Just goes to show that you’re not the only one! 😉

  2. Dan Rennich says:

    Don’t worry too much about the misspelling….I didn’t notice and I’m a Marine. Keep up the great writing. And one way to learn is from your mistakes, so roll with the punches.

  3. The Pilot Who Texted says:

    Wait, you mean to tell me there was a Christmas card list to begin with? Yeah…I didn’t think so…idle threats…

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