(Apologies for the rash humor)
I know that I am not always perfect with my own grammar, especially if I’m in a frantic rush.(also the iPhone does a great job screwing my sentences up on here!)
But today on my lunch break I couldn’t let this one pass me up.
As I was standing in line at smoothie king, I noticed a white board with some pictures and a sentence that really annoyed my OCD:
“I hope your day and smoothie is awesome!”
When I got to the counter, I asked the guy behind the cash register if he noticed anything wrong with the sign.
He replied, “I see everything wrong with that sign”
So, he handed me a pink marker and told me I had permission to fix it.
I then proceeded to the white board and gave a brief lesson on singular and plural sentence structure. “Is” and “are” are both auxiliary verbs of the root-“to be”. The sentence was plural with the two nouns used so I felt this was right.
In other words, you must use ” is”for singular sentences and “are” for plural!
(Blame all of my language arts teachers and literature professors..and maybe it doesn’t help being in broadcast)
I crossed out the word “is” and replaced it with the correct form-“are”:
“I hope your day and smoothie are awesome!”
I felt so relieved that no one would have to endure the torture I did while standing in line.
As I happily frolicked to my car, the gentleman that was behind me in line grinned and laughed.
I asked him if I was being rude and he said-
“No it was cute!”
LOL crisis averted everyone.
Just another day in the life of Lolo saving the world one verb at a time.
Have a blessed day y’all!
Now I can run my track workout tonight peacefully knowing others are learning more everyday too.