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Effort vs Accurate
By Shirley Woods
Posted: Monday, July 27, 2015
Last edited: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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As an adequate human being you can always demonstrate Accuracy instead of poor effort.

In today's Society everyone's lost  the true meaning of  words and how words are suppose to be demonstrated. The two words I would like to speak upon are Accuracy and Effort.

I believe it's fantastic when people demonstrate effort, which only means to simply attempt to do something by Websters dictionary; whereas accurate means to demonstrate correctness by Websters dictionary.

So...let's take a little short scenario at your favorite restaurant. You are  having lunch and your server comes over to you and places your place setting on the table and you observe that your silverware is dirty. You bring this matter to your server's attention and he responds by an apology and says at least I brought your place setting early. He also tells you to give him a break I showed some kind of an effort. Your server then asks are you ready to place your order ? You respond by saying yes,  then ask may I have my bread and butter basket before my order? The server responds by saying yes of course.You then ask your server what is the soup of the day and your server says it's Chicken Noodle. You reply by saying, good I will have soup and salad. 20 minutes later your server comes and places your order on the table. You look down and observe that your server has brought you Cream of Broccoli instead of Chicken Noodle. You tell the server I asked for the soup of the Day and you told me it was Chicken Noodle. The server responded by apologizing and saying he was wrong it's  Cream of Broccoli. You then explain to your server that you are lactose intolerance and you would like the Chicken Noodle. You also asked where is your bread and butter basket and the server says Oh!I forgot, but I will get it when I go get your corrected order. Now it's been 45minutes in the restaurant with no bread and butter basket along with no food order. When the server finally comes back to you, the server also brings an attitude and asked what else do you need? You then ask the server on a scale from 1-10 How would you rate yourself? The server replied an 8 because I made an Effort!! In today's society we must educate towards accuracy instead of effort because from a  Reality  perspective you might be able to save someone's life by being accurate instead of demonstrating a form of effort  which could  accidently cause a death.


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Reviewed by S Zachary
Shirley,

Accurate? Besides the many grammar errors in the four paragraphs posted and the obvious misspellings of “dictionay” and “oder”, you do have a good point about being accurate versus making a token effort. However, you may want to put more “Effort” into editing before posting.

There was a great chance of good conversation between the customer (you) and the waiter (rather than narrating), which I believe would have more effect on one reading it.

Possibly, I’m too meticulous; but when I read something, I don’t like seeing errors as it takes away from the meaning of what’s written.

Scott

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