If there were not a soldier within sight, there would be an easy way to tell that Camp Victory is an Army base — the signs.
I don’t want to say people in the Army are uneducated, but if the signs posted around the base are any indication, Forrest Gump could be a Camp Victory soldier’s college professor.
Everywhere I go, there are signs. Most of them show some sort of rules or policies. Others are street signs like this one.
The issue here is not that it says you can enter in a “Do Not Enter,” as any reasonable person could assume that it is explaining why you cannot enter. No, the issue here is spelling. For those of you who don’t know better, “entrance” does not have an extra E in the middle.
If it were just this one sign, I wouldn’t make much of a big deal about it. But these mistakes are EVERYWHERE! There is no quality control here. Look at these examples:
- Outside the dining facility is a mention of some policies enforced in the “dinning facility.”
- I passed a construction sign that said the speed limit was “5 MHP.” Clearly this is for people who drive cars too “fsat” in construction zones.
- The sign on my room door suggesting I conserve energy says that “following this recommendations” will help stop power interruptions. If I had a desk in here, I would be banging my head on it.
So, for anyone reading this blog entry, please do me a favor and spell check everything you type. Nothing makes you look like an idiot more than when you misspell “mph” on a road sign.
Yes, I did spell check this entry, by the way.