That's what went through my mind as I drove away from Dairy Queen in Marshfield before taking our weekend getaway to St. Louis.
No, they got our order correct. It was the erroneous spelling of "congratulations" on the Pizza Inn sign that caught my eye.
I see it every year about this time. I can never figure out why someone misspells congratulations. I know it sort of sounds like "d" instead of a "t," but I'm sure they've heard people like me gasp at the misspelling of the word enough that they would remember how to spell it.
Heck, if you can't remember how to spell that big, long word, you can at least just write "Congrats." And if you can remember how to spell "Congrats" then wouldn't you know that the full word has a "t" anyway?
I am currently in my sixth year in education as a Spanish teacher. I have been married since 2003 to Rachel. I have a sister who is 12 years older than me and has two young sons. My parents live in the small town where I and they grew up and have been married over 40 years. I frequently visit them, and I also enjoy visiting (nearly every day on the phone) with my 82-year-old grandma who lives 10 miles east of my parents in the country.