Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Simple Typo

A simple typo can make all the difference in the word. It can make a word mean something totally different, it can even make you a different ethnicity!

The DH & I were emailed the draft of our homestudy yesterday & in our social worker's defense, I can only imagine how many of these reports they have to put together. I cannot blame them for using the old copy & pasting method when it comes to changing things & writing 'new' reports....however, I must admit, some of the typos were pretty funny & gave us a good laugh.

First when it got to the section about my BIL, it stated he was single & married with no kids. He is one busy dude!! Then we got down a bit further to find my brother's name had completely changed to something not even close to his real name. But the kicker...when we reached the section that spoke about how we knew it would be different raising a child of Colombian decent & how we plan on honoring their ethnicity, then went on to say, we could do this well as we were both Chinese!! I had to reread that one a few time...we know a lot about Colombian culture because we are Chinese?! I didn't know I was Chinese & I sure didn't know it helped me know about LP's culture!

Ahh...what a good laugh we got out of that. Both Mr PCOSChick & myself learned something new about ourselves today & here this entire time we thought we were Caucasian!


  1. bwhahahahaha! Wow...maybe they were having the same "Wordless Wednesday" you posted about yesterday?

  2. LOL, at least you had a laugh!

  3. AHAHAHAHA! Love your attitude about it. It's SO much easier to deal with life's curve balls with laughter.

  4. HAHA! That's too much. I had no idea you were Chinese?!

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  6. Kinda funny, but not really. We had similar typos in ours (like that I was only 26, yet had beem married for 14 years). I found it a bit irritating that our SW didn't proof it better. I guess things like that are a pet peeve...

    At least you found the humor in it!

  7. Heather,

    We wondered the same thing, why they didn't really proof it. It seemed very simple to me, but oh well. I'm pretty amazed that you are only 26 & been married 14 years, that is awesome :)

  8. Here from ICLW. That just cracks me up. Think all this time and you had no idea you were Chinese. I'm glad they could clear that up for you! :)

  9. That's really funny! The personal touch wouldn't go amiss, would it? xxx

  10. It always amazes me how many companies send out important documents without even proof reading them at all. Glad it gave you a chuckle :)

  11. Wow, I guess adopting reveals so many things about yourself that you never knew!! haha


  12. It's always good to have something to laugh about and I'm glad to hear that you are taking the agency's mistakes in your stride.

    Isn't it ironic, though, that when you are the applicant, you check, check and re-check every detail to make sure you have included everything and stated it correctly? However, when the agency makes mistakes you smile and forgive the slip-up (or just sloppy work),
    knowing how overworked they are. In actuality, they are including information that could or could not persuade someone that you are the right people to adopt a child and it should be absolutely perfect.

    The part about you being Chinese when you're not, and giving your brother an alias is funny |(was it a Chinese name by any chance?), but I'm also glad that you caught the errors and have a chance to correct them.

    Lisa (ICLW #86)


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