I’ve been on one too many sites lately that are selling stationAry, not StationEry. Just to clarify:
1. Writing paper, esp. with matching envelopes.
1. Not moving or not intended to be moved.
This is a poor mistake, especially if you are in the business of selling and designing stationery. Someone told me last week that they’d received a business card from a designer that said “stationary”. Maybe that stationer isn’t going anywhere?
If you read my blog daily, you’ll know I am FAR from perfect. I know that without fail I misspell or make a grammar error on many of my blog posts. It’s true what they say: Haste makes waste. And, I’m as guilty as the next person.
BUT – and this is a HUGE BUT – if you are in the profession of selling a good or service I would hope that you know how to spell what you are selling. I’m not trying to be mean. I’m trying to save you from embarrassment. Your business success relies on this.
If you were looking for someone to perform open heart surgery on your child, would you trust this individual after reading his business card:
I sure wouldn’t want a sturgeon operating on my child!
Thankfully we aren’t performing open heart surgery in our industry. But, that first impression and your reputation is on the line. Please check your websites and business cards for any ‘stationary’. Unless you’ve got an exercise bike being showcased, you’d better fix it.