Rantings of a sub-editor

May 4, 2010

Death by a thousand cuts

Filed under: Substuff says... — substuff @ 3:02 pm

Sorry folks, no time for writing interesting things today. I am drowning in a sea of Excel. We have a table of 1,000 products (1,003, to be precise), all of which have been provided in the wrong format, replete with spelling mistakes, missing apostrophes and missing information. I am eight hours and 406 items in… uuuuugh.

On the plus side, I did get to see a man’s reaction to the product name ‘Johnson’s Holiday Skin’ – apparently, to those of us unfamiliar with the world of gradual fake tan, this conjures up images of sheets of skin to be worn on holiday. Or something.

The whole experience is slowly robbing me of my sanity, I think. I am now giggling at finger rolls and I don’t even know why.

Alright, that’s it – this trained monkey is going back in!

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1 Comment »

  1. Chin up, Substuff; you’ll get there in the end. And they don’t know how lucky they are to have you!

    Comment by Angus Donald — May 4, 2010 @ 5:04 pm | Reply


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