At last, I’m reading “Eats, Shoots & Leaves” by Lynne Truss c. 2003. What fun! I am indeed a stickler – at least on some issues. Ms Truss validates my inner need to ‘fix’ things I think are done wrong. I do ink in a missing apostrophe or change ‘there’ to ‘their’ in a sign – at least if I can reach it with the pen I keep in my purse. I just can’t help myself! I try to do it on the sly though. I even go so far as to change the direction of a toilet paper roll in a public place if I don’t’ think it is hung ‘right’. A close friend admitted to doing the same surreptitiously. Wouldn’t you know any close friend of mine would be a stickler too?
Once, I worked in a large office building which had the familiar stick-like figures on each restroom door to indicate men and women. All the women figures had no heads. A secret misogynist had slyly went around and scraped off the part of the decal for the woman’s head. Is there was a message there??