It's a weekly and not hard. I don't stress too much. Except Mondays and Tuesdays. Mondays and Tuesdays I do all the work needed for the paper. On Mondays I have to edit stories. Which means I have to deal with submissions from our contributors.
Submitters send us stories with sentences like this:
Procrastination should not be wrongfully added to a safety minded approach to engaging a tough decision.
What the hell does that even mean? Why, oh why, when people start writing for "publication" do they think they have to attempt to prove they know a bunch of $1.50 words, which actually winds up proving they can't write?
If that's not enough for you, here's the next line:
Life makes the living of it hard at times, yet we must proceed.
I have no comment for this. Except that the author obviously copied it from a poorly translated book of Mexican philosophy.
Then there's this:
If I am seriously facing a life and death scenario, patience may be needed on all fronts. If I am making a leadership decision that will impact more than cronies and overpaid minions, waiting is the order of the day.
Quick, it's a life or death situation! Round up the patience! It's needed up front!
All this from a chaplain. What are our colleges teaching?
Hope you enjoyed the taste of my Monday.