which year

Every year at work, I create a photo book covering the events of the year, important tournaments and champions as well as showing some of the nicest landscape pics from the golf courses. It always is the Christmas present we give to our sponsors and volunteers.

Yesterday, the box with the 40 books was delivered, which is always an exciting moment. Everybody flocks together, to have a look.  One sample went through the hands of almost every staff present during the day. In the afternoon, our head golf professional got word of it and came over from the academy’s office to flip through it, too. He saw, what nobody had noticed so far. On the cover, right next to the club logo, it spells in nice print “Jahrbuch 2014” (year book 2014).

I mistyped the thing, and neither I nor the  four other people checking prior to printing, nor the maybe fifteen folks seeing the book yesterday, noticed the mistake. I messed this up big time and am just glad, somebody did notice, before we send the book out to everyone really important to us. I panicked, as a.) the books are really expensive, b.) 2015 was not your run-of-the-mill year but the 20th anniversary year, c.) this mistake is irreversible, you can but chuck the books and d.) I hate making dumb mistakes, period.

This ruined my day. I will have to have a sticker made to cover up the mistake. Lucky enough, our regular printer (he does everything in print for us, except the photo books, here I trust a specialist known for great quality to print my mistakes) popped in in the evening. He has to save me, coming up with a solution. Maybe a jubilee sticker or some such thing.


8 thoughts on “which year

  1. Best wishes for a printing solution you will feel good about after all your hard work. 🙂 I worked on a quilt with 49 blocks for months. I lined up the rows, checked them, had my husband check them, put all the rows together, only to step back and realize I had three different areas where I’d put two of the same blocks side by side. I had to rip all three areas apart, put different blocks in, and put it all back together. To this day, I don’t know how I missed it. So, I’m guessing every one of your readers has a story they could share. 🙂

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  2. I know this feeling very well. Once I drafted a letter of endorsement but included a snarky comment in parentheses – as a joke. Except I forgot to take out the joke when the letter was actually printed and mailed. My boss was not amused.

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  4. I feel for you, kiddo. I know the feeling of making mistakes like this and hate it too. But a Jubilee sticker could be a good save. And it is one of those situations where you can say “it’s only money” – not like anyone got hurt or whatever . . .

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