I happened to mention on Facebook this morning that I’d ordered our Christmas wine from Laithwaites. I could have done it online, but their call centre is one of the best to deal with. I know that flogging wine to people is hardly a difficult or challenging task compared to, say, fixing their boiler or trying to avoid paying out on an insurance claim, but the call centre people are always human, funny and interested. They will always go the extra mile to help you out.
Anyway, the guy I spoke to on the phone (Matthew), spotted that there was one space left in the box for another bottle. Unable to contemplate such a waste of space, I added in an old favourite, The Waxed Bat.
I mentioned all of this in my Facebook status. I won’t identify the friend who typed the following in reply. It is a fantastic illustration of why we need punctuation.
OH I’ve got Waxed. Bat in my Christmas order
Brilliant! What’s your favourite typo?