Voice mail is my sworn enemy! I have never understood how it works. Finally, I broke down and called the office operator to walk me through it.
“I can send you an instruction sheet,” she said.
“Great, fax it over.”
“Sure,” she said. “But fax it right back. It’s my only copy.”
Everyone knows I’m a stickler for good spelling. So when an associate e-mailed technical documents asking me to “decifer” them, I had to set him straight.
“Decipher is spelled with a ph, not an f,” I wrote. “In case you’ve forgotten, spell-checker comes free with your Microsoft program.”
A minute later came his reply, “Must be dephective.”