Has One Wrong Letter Ever Ruined Your Day?

It can easily happen!

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Has one letter ever screwed your day?

Well it did mine.

Recently, I decided to donate $500 to charity. I know. How bougie… (I’m not super rich so this was a lot of cash money for me). But it was for suicide studies and awareness and I’m really passionate about this so I decided to give as much as I could.

The charity name was Tread Together. Because they were doing a stunt to have people on treadmills for 24 hours. I hate moving so I donated money in lieu of cardio.

Problem was.

I donated the $500 to Thread Together a charity that supports homeless people.

I stuffed ONE BLOODY LETTER and I had no idea what to do!

I had to either fork out another $500 for the correct charity or ask for my money back from a charity? How could I do that!? You can’t ask a charity for your money back! They need it just as much. Oh God... I found myself in a real ethical wasteland.

The thing is …Tread Together were expecting my donation. Honestly, I was so mad at myself. It was one stupid letter.

Thankfully the charity Thread Together are legends and offered my donation back. I decided to give $150 to them and give the remaining $350 to the Tread Together guys.

Best possible result. 

But I will tell you forgetting one letter has foiled me before.

I once was in a clock shop and texted my mum to tell her, but I omitted the L from clock.

“Mum, I’m at this amazing cock shop! You would love it! Want to see pics?”

“No, darling.” 

Oh and there was the time I googled duck videos at work and spelt duck with an f and ended up in HR. 

After sharing my one letter fail on Facebook I had so many people say it was common.

Dayarne said it happened to a newspaper journo in a small town where she grew up.

“They published an article about the local ‘pubic school’ not public school.

Jodie said it happened to her too. “I emailed someone "Do you know anything about the below job"...and missed out the 'e'”.  

So my advice? Spell check, slow down and if you stuff up apologise a lot.

Make sure you donate to both of these ducking amazing charities!

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Tanya Hennessy

30 November 2018

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