By Diane Ako
Olivia wants to be a big girl. What I do, she wants to do. I carry a bag, she wants to carry the same bag.
I had to pop into work one weekend and I took her with me. I filled out an interoffice envelope to go to Accounting. She wanted to fill out one.
I had more than one envelope to send, so I told her she could do the second one. I provided her mine as a sample and told her to follow that exactly.
She apparently couldn't read my handwriting, which I can understand. I had read aloud what the words said, but it went by too fast, and she couldn't remember.
So what came out is a little inaccurate. Here's my version as a reference; it says "4/27 - Gene - Acct - Ako", and here's hers.
I'm sure the mailman and the guy in Accounting thought something is very strange with this mailing, though it eventually did find its destination.