Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WWMD? OR, What Will Martha Do?


Okay, so my friend Kate gave me a cool Martha Stewart craft item she got at BlogHer, because alas, I was not invited to the Martha Stewart shindig. It's like a hole punch that you use on the edges of a piece of paper to make them all lacy and such.

My daughter Molly was looking at the box with me, and we discovered something of which we doubt Dame Martha would approve. "Separately" was spelled incorrectly.

Oh yes, someone at Martha Stewart Living apparently missed the "There is A RAT in separate" lesson. Perhaps she missed "The Principal is your PAL," too.

Molly circled the error and put it on my desk with a note: "Speled Wrong. Email Martha." I know, how cute is that? "Speled."

Now of course I'd like to let Martha know, because she has certain standards she would like to uphold, but I'm a little nervous.

You see, although I am a Martha fan, I acknowledge she has a wee bit of a reputation. And if there have always been a few rough edges in her personality, I doubt they are smoothing out as she gets older. I, for one, grow grumpier and more short-tempered every year I'm on this earth.

If she were a friend with rice in her teeth or toilet paper on her shoe, I'd tell her, but do I risk the Wrath of Martha over this momentous matter?
Perhaps it's because we're so close to Halloween-- thanks for my cute stairway mice Martha--but I have visions of HRH Martha dressed as the Queen of Hearts shouting, "Off with her head!" about the poor copy writer or assistant or lackey who wrote the offending prose.

Opinions, please.

11 comments:

Christy said...

Tell her! They'll never be able to narrow it down to who actually made the mistake - the copywriter, designer, printer, etc. I want to see if you get a response!!!

Brenda Susan said...

So funny! I have to agree with you in your fear & trepidation regarding Mighty Martha. She is pretty scary, always was in my opinion even before all the scandal.
But it should help us relax a bit to know that even she messes up a bit right?

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

I always spell it "seperate"! But I promise you, I don't work for Martha. Not my fault.

dearheart said...

I'd call or email Ms. Omnimedia (real word?), especially if you can get a freebie out of it. Like Christy said, the blame can be passed around and sufficiently diluted. (:

Headless Mom said...

You know how I feel about her.

Ignore it. Chalk it up to mistakes.

Glennon said...

oooooh girl. you're right. somebody'll get fired. don't do it. don't do it.

Carrie B said...

Oh nobody will get fired. She probably won't even hear about it herself. Do it, you might get a freebie.

Have you tried the punch yet? I loved the crown one and had my sister - the scrapper extrordinare - make me some cards for my bunco night. She was surprised how tricky it was and may have cursed me a few times. Ha. They did look cute though. :)

Anonymous said...

I always get indignant over typos in professional publications, but I guess this one makes me feel somewhat happy, knowing that MM and her empire are only human after all.

jbhat

Ann Imig said...

I love it. A chink in the armor. Love your daughter's note!

C. Groves said...

oh, definitely email/call and tell them ....

and maybe there will be a fun goody in it for you as a thank you!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

The note was adorable. Since I've catching up on something like two weeks (yikes), you may have already sent the e-mail. But if not, keep in mind that there are probably several levels of minions that the message will have to get through. So if there is a chance that it could set off an HR bomb in HQ, someone will probably disappear it. Checking my comment for typos now...