Barbara's Random Thoughts

Friday, January 27, 2006

Ill-advised abbreviations

I got a package in the mail today addressed to "Barbara Hillaker, Ass. Editor." Um...

You'd think it would be common sense to NOT abbreviate assistant or associate to "ass." But, apparently this is not the case.

When I worked at CC with Sarah, we would often come across amusing abbreviations in the contacts database. Among my favorites: abbreviating "Pastor's Assistant" and "Assemblies of God" in the same way as the above example.

"Hey, Sarah--look at contact number 1607."
"Hahahahaaaaa! Pastor's Ass!!!"

So inappropriate. Ah, the memories.
| posted by Barbara | 9:15 PM