Being the OCD person that I am, I read my posts about 100 times before I hit “publish.” I do this because grammar obviously isn’t my strong point, and also because I fear offending people in any way, shape, or form. (Unless, of course it’s Ali or Maya, in which case I sadly take pride in being as insulting as possible.)
My point is that despite my best efforts I still inadvertently stick my foot in my mouth, which I did in my last post. So I’d like to apologize for:
1. Writing that $29,000 isn’t a decent salary. What I should have explained is that after working overtime and weekends, driving 70 miles a day, plus gas, and wear and tear on my car, I don’t think that I broke even my first year of work!
2. Implying that everyone in “the new generation” is as irresponsible as Maya’s swimming teacher is. I actually know many teenagers who are more responsible that Maya’s swimming teacher. Actually, Maya is more responsible than her swimming teacher!
Anyway, I’d like to make it up to you by making you a cake. A Godiva Chocolate Bar Cake to be more specific. If you are interested in receiving an overdose of chocolate by snail mail, all you have to do is live in North America and leave a comment (or as may comments as you’d like) below by midnight, Monday, August 30th. Simply fill in the blank…
“Ameena needs to ____.”
Obviously Ali thought this up and I do believe he is hoping someone fills in the blank with “shut her mouth.” I wouldn’t blame him.
Also, I’d love it if you’d like to follow me on Twitter @ameenadin and/or become a fan of my Facebook page. The more I read about getting published, the more I realize that a new author really needs a social media presence and as I only have 13 fans on Facebook thus far, I’d appreciate the support.
In return I promise I’ll wash Maya’s hands properly before she assists in making the cake. In hot water AND with soap. We are going ALL out this time!
And if that isn’t a genuine apology, I don’t know what is.