Monday, January 1, 2024

You have a 10-day grace period during which you're still allowed to write "2023"

I feel like it isn't nearly as much of an issue as it used to be when we all paid our bills and made large store purchases via check, but I have good news when it comes to writing the incorrect year on any document.

Whether it's a school paper, a work email, or yes, even a check, I hereby grant you free rein to mistakenly write "2023" without fear of ridicule or penalty from now through Wednesday, January 10.

After that day, if you continue to get the year wrong, the rest of us will call you out in a well-intentioned act of correction. We don't want to make fun of you, but if it takes you that long to adjust, then we're clearly doing you a favor.

Ten days is an arbitrary number, but then no one was stepping up and making an official ruling on this. So I'm taking the initiative here and giving you a defined period during which your foolishness will be tolerated.

Again, though, no mercy will be shown after the expiration date. From January 11 onward, you will need to get your act together and catch up to the rest of us.

"The rest of us" meaning "everybody but me," of course, as I will continue typing "2023" on everything until at least March.

As the one who showed some leadership on this issue, I feel like I deserve a longer reprieve.

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