|exclamation point necklace|
~I realize I overuse and misuse punctuation, but I was not an English major and I am not a writer, so I do not care. I am a passionate person and feel like I should be able to show it!! You will notice exclamation points all over my blog and I just can't help it! I have discussed this with friends numerous times, but am bothered for some reason when people don't use multiple exclamation points for happy news...or even something really terrible or sad. It makes me feel like they just don't care, when really that is likely not the case. They probably just don't have the crazy over-punctuation addiction that I have.
Elaine: I was just curious why you didn't use an exclamation point?
Jake: What are you talking about?
Elaine: See, right here you wrote "Myra had the baby," but you didn't use an exclamation point. I mean if one of your close friends had a baby and I left you a message about it, I would use an exclamation point.
Jake: Well, maybe I don't use my exclamation points as haphazardly as you do.
I never really watched Seinfeld, but I can picture this conversation and it makes me laugh because it has happened with friends of mine in the past or I have wondered if someone was mad at me because when I had my son, they only said, "Congratulations!" on my Facebook page....instead of, "OMG!!!! Congratulations!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!"