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30 October 2014 @ 10:47 pm
The opposite of right.  
You know how missing punctuation stands out like a sore thumb, right? It seems that the opposite is true, I just don't notice punctuation in its proper place. Before sending a loan to mortgage insurers through our electronic channel we have to remove all punctuation other than full stops, dollar signs and percentage signs, otherwise the submission goes nowhere. One loan today I had to send FOUR TIMES because I kept sending it with punctuation included - slash, semi colons, and finally an apostrophe that I'd skipped over. Something as simple as that was holding it up.

Walking through the park on my way home tonight I noticed a portable stage and a couple of smaller booths set up, and when I got home I found a flyer in my letterbox from one of the major radio stations, saying that they will be broadcasting their breakfast show live from the park tomorrow morning. Only trouble is they have listed the wrong suburb - I hope the announcers know where to go.

Two stops from home this afternoon and I was the only person left on the bus. Driver decided he wanted to have a chat - however I was sitting all the way up the back and couldn't hear a word he said. Had to pick up my bag, and carryall, and anorak, and make my lurching way to the front, just so he could ask me if I wanted to get off at the next stop, or the one after. Grrr....
 
 
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
 
 
 
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on October 30th, 2014 09:04 pm (UTC)

Oooh I'd be really grumpy too if I'd moved down a moving bus just to be asked when I'm getting off. That's what the bell's for right?

I have to admit that I find the need to remove punctuation mystifying.


miwahni: Random Computer says nomiwahni on November 1st, 2014 02:23 pm (UTC)
Long story short - if I was getting off at the last stop instead of the second-last he could have saved about five minutes of travelling time by going straight to last stop. Sadly for him, I wanted the second last one.

The electronic interface thingy (ooh getting all technical there) doesn't recognise punctuation, or reads it as part of html or something. The resulting error message usually mentions Bad Code and necessitates a restructure, which is a pain.