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Archive date:  March 31, 2016

Conflicting Data

Taking shortcuts can create confusion…

I admit it.  I forgot it was Thursday.  I’m not talking about today; I am referring to last Thursday. I became aware of the stark realization at 3:40p.m.  I send the newsletter out at 3:50p.m.  I had ten minutes to get the newsletter written, edited and sent…with no proofreaders. I panicked.

I’m not sure why I panicked.  There are no rules of email protocol that dictate when I can send.  This is a time I picked all by myself.  No one is making me adhere to it. Never once did it occur to me that I could possibly delay sending for an hour or so, to insure that a reasonably accurate and somewhat articulate presentation was put forth.  Obviously I have OCD issues not previously apparent.

You see, in order to meet the inflexible deadline I have enforced upon myself, I had to resort to the unthinkable…I recycled a previous article…sort of.  It was mostly recycled.  There was one paragraph that I hurriedly composed to replace one that was obviously dated.  That was not the problem.  The problem was that I made a date change at the top of the article, with regard to our staying open until 6p.m. Monday – Friday beginning March 28th, this past Monday, which is correct.  Only to completely confuse many by overlooking the fact that there was more old information at the bottom, stating that those hours begin on April 8th (which is a week from Friday). 

I say all of this at great risk.  Perhaps you will think this is a pre-April fool’s set-up.  (Perhaps it is, I being the pre-April fool in this case.) What it is in actuality is an attempt to come clean and clarify, but I may have only confused things, especially if you did not catch my error.

All said, we are now open 8-6 Monday – Friday; 8-5 on Saturdays; Noon – 4 on Sundays now through the end of May.  We have everything you are looking for.  We are here to help; we might even know what day it is.

David Bates