There’s a typo in the Gloucester, Mass., pay-as-you-throw trashbags and the city has come up with an inventive excuse for it: they meant it to be that way.
According The Gloucester Daily Times:
The word “offcial,” misspelled on each $2 city-mandated purple trash bag, was stripped of its first “i” on purpose, the Department of Public Works has revealed.
“It was intentional,” recycling coordinator Kathy Middleton said. “In case anyone was going to copy them, we would know.”
Hatched on a “whim,” Middleton said the spelling plan had been kept a closely guarded secret within the department.
The offending bag (you have to squint to see the misspelling):
This story reminds me of the the Framingham State College fundraising letter that was filled with “blah blah blah” and which the administration defended with the same excuse. MRP’s official position? Perhaps the dog ate their proofreading.