The wife of one of my business colleagues is a Project Manager in the pharmaceutical industry. She recently submitted a comparison chart to her boss for approval, and received this response:
This was R_____'s response:
As we discussed, would you please perform a spell check on
this table. "Worst" is not a word (regulatory table), the correct
spelling is worse.
If you are not sure of a term or its spelling, let me know and
we can discuss on Monday.
Please note that "Worst" is a word (and is in the dictionary).
"Worse" case would not be the correct grammatical term. You
generally refer to the set as Worst, Realistic, and Best Case
Scenario. If you still want it changed, let me know. I ran the
spell check - twice.
I've learned to stop questioning how idiots like this ascend to positions of power.