It’s an attractive business card . The title is ROSA’S CLEANING CREW . Underneath that are the words : No mess its too messy .
Unless it was on purpose , someone said . The tossed card was dug out of the kitchen waste basket to show me . There it was waiting for me to see . Maybe it’s a kind of a joke . Maybe . I was intrigued by the possibility . You want to keep the card ? Sure . sure. I kept the card .
No mess its too messy is , perhaps , great business card artistry , unusual humor , the tweaking of language to slash at stereotypes , at convention . Stir it up ! I was intrigued , and so I put the card in my shirt pocket .
I put the card in my pocket in Portland and forgot about it until Arcadia . Then I looked at it a little more carefully .
ROSA ________ __________
House Appartment and
7850 se. ___________ Rd #12
Well , I was a bit disappointed . It was all just common error , the No mess its too messy subtitle . Too bad .
Now Rosa’s card becomes just another example of something that should have been proofread . I proofread my stuff ; I read and re-read . I , nevertheless , miss errors now and then . Other people , I know , have someone else proofread their work — a good idea , I think . Depends on the reader , though , I suppose .
I’m not a perfectionist . I don’t mind a misspelling or a grammatical mistake here or there . I make them often . But , come on ! . If something is to be put out into the world for public viewing , proofread it .
I’m going to send the card back up to Plortland Oregon to my friends and tell them about my discovery . No , the No mess its too messy was just an error, I’ll have to inform them ; it wasn’t on porpoise .