The receipt for my sandwich showed me the remaining balance on my gift card and a free offer:
“Lettuce know how we did today at ____.com and we’ll send you a sweet offer.”
When I saw the first word, I thought it strange that the lettuce on my sandwich should be free.
Sadly, I noted that it was an inexcusable error.
In running a business, there is no excuse for allowing our written communication with our customers to depend on people whose poor grasp of English is demonstrated in their transcription of what they hear.
Hearing the words “Let us” should not be allowed to appear in writing as “Lettuce” which, together with the rest of my sandwich, is now reduced to a soggy mess from the tears of my despair at this corruption of English.