How do you handle a typo?
September 9, 2019

You might be surprised by how many times I proofread my eMails before I hit “send.” Nothing throwaway about the attitude of this eMailer, I tell you. And it’s one reason I’m surprised when a typo makes it through.

Now what?

Letting it go gives the impression I can’t spell. Fixing it gives the impression I can’t let go.

It’s one or the other, baby. I have to choose. It’s trivial and oddly defining. Who am I?

I choose “detail-oriented” over “careless.” Every time.

Well, not every time. Some typos refuse to reveal themselves until they’re published in my newsletter -- and I figure my subscribers (hi, subscribers!) didn’t sign up for multiple copies of what appears to be the same post. In that case the only thing to do is wince, and move on.

If I was a drinker, this is when I’d pour myself a glass of wine and watch another episode of The West Wing. Since I don’t drink, I skip straight to The West Wing.

But before I go to bed I congratulate myself on being the person who actually can let go.

You know, sometimes.