The other day, I saw a sign outside of Chick Fil-A: “Congrats to all recent graduates!” My usual response to such a stupid sign is to tuck it away so I can talk about it with my students. I’ve been wondering what I will miss as I leave teaching, and this will be one loss, not being able to share my random thoughts about the world I encounter each day. In this case, why did the managers or whoever decides on such language feel compelled to add “to all recent”? If the sign is posted in June, won’t be know which grads? The sign includes three extra words to make clear that the managers are certainly NOT congratulating graduates from last year or future graduates. Thanks for clearing that up.
My reflections on writing, reading, and random thoughts.