I am pretty bad for having typos in my writing. As a three-fingered typist, it's not unusual for me to skip letters or get them switched around. I also rarely use Spellcheck. This story is a good example of why not to use Spellcheck and Auto-Correct.
I was reviewing some online job applications and resumes yesterday, looking for someone to work in our Houston plant.
Now, this story is almost too humorous to be true and, if you do not believe me, I can prove this to you because I still have it.
I received a resume where I think the gentleman was trying to say that he had "used leaf brake to bend metal." That seems reasonable. A leaf brake is a machine that is used to put accurate bends and folds into sheets of metal of various thicknesses.
Unfortunately, though, things apparently went awry when he used Spellcheck and AutoCorrect.
For, you see, instead of saying "used leaf brake to bend metal," his resume said "used left breast to bend metal." I kid you not.
Now if, in fact, what he typed is the truth and he really is putting precise bends in sheet metal using his left breast, I think we'd better interview him. It could add a whole new dimension to plant automation.