Communication Tip #12
Spell check is not always your friend. Scrutinize before you click.
I learned this lesson a few years ago. I thought I ended an email with “Conscientiously Yours”. However, in my rush to get the email out, I quickly accepted spell check’s correction and sent the email that actually ended with “Contentiously Yours”!
I immediately called the business and apologized for the unintended insult. The owner dismissed the situation and laughed at the irony. I, however, silently vowed never to be too busy to READ what I select–every syllable!