Emily’s plan for the science fair was to see which kind of apple rotted first. Unfortunately, she procrastinated things and now the science fair is only three weeks away. No way is an apple going to rot in the next three weeks in Utah’s dry cold winter weather. No way do I want semi-rotting apples sitting around in the house for the next three weeks. I decided that we better write a letter to Emily’s teacher asking to change Emily’s project. I was doing my best to be official sounding and authoritative in the letter because I didn’t want any hassles from the teacher. As I was typing up the letter Emily said “Dad, you have a big vocabulary”.
I’m not a lawyer but after years of writing Statement of Work documents I’ve gotten pretty good at generating lawyer-like jargon. Let’s just hope it doesn’t backfire with the teacher telling me to effectively shove my overly officious letter by not letting Emily change her project.