I’m a little conflicted as to whether the first comment published in the VoxPop section of today’s Brainerd Dispatch is actually from a Brainerdian trying to convincingly argue a point, or from somebody, oh, let’s say, playing a game where the goal is to see just what sort of idiotic things the Dispatch will put in its triweekly VoxPop column.
If you haven’t read the comment, here it is, just as it originally appeared in the March 15, 2005 edition of the Brainerd Dispatch:
"I'd like to know why we're not using the new Forestview gymnasium for graduation services. The new graduate is allowed six tickets. That allows the parents and grandparents on each side. How do you tell the brother and sisters and the great-grandparents they can't attend their sister's graduation? It's the most important day of their life. The high school gymnasium is too small, and too hot. You're stuffed in like sardines and have a hard time hearing the names being called to get their diplomas. They're more interested in the family coming to the graduation services than graduating in the school for 'remembrances sake.'"
Considering the enormous amount of syntactical errors inherent in the comment, I’m also conflicted as to whether this was the best comment the Dispatch could come up with for Tuesday’s VoxPop. All in all, this comment just goes to show that the Brainerd Dispatch is not so flawless and impeccable as everybody seems to believe.