Sunday, April 10, 2016

When costumers are more important than customers

Anthony and I watched the new episode of Bar Rescue on Spike TV tonight. I had to pause the TiVo and take a picture of a poorly written text graphic that appeared at the end of the episode.

The show that I work on takes great pride in making as few mistakes as possible (we're human, the occasional error does occur) with our graphics. There are two of us who write all of the text in the graphics, primarily the other producer who I work with does most of the work (I can't take credit for the heavy lifting he does each day). He does a tremendous job in getting most of them right and I can't imagine a mistake like the one below would ever happen on the Morning Blend.... knock on wood.

What this graphic should say:  "The staff continues to uphold standards, and trusts the new food & drink items will soon attract customers back in." Unfortunately for Spike and Bar Rescue, that is not what it says.

Three typos, one graphic. Brutal. I'm wondering if it'll get corrected for future airings of this episode.