For the Love of Comma

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When I graduated from college, my first job was an intern for a law firm.

The bad thing is that I had this annoying habit of inserting too many commas into my reports, that comes hand-in-hand with my college diploma I believe. Despite my colleagues protests, I insisted that I’d been taught to use a comma every place in a sentence where he would pause for breath if I were speaking. One day, after spending hours deleting extra commas in another report, our word-processing supervisor had reached the breaking point.

“Hey, Mr. Vincy,” she said, holding up the report when she spotted me in the hallway, “You must have been panting again when you wrote this!”

Ever since, I became too wary of the dreaded comma.

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About Vincenzo Rossi

I am Vincy Rossi, a retired lawyer and would you believe that after several decades of practice, I can conclude that the constitution, no matter who you are or whatever you do, only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. The secret of happiness is YOU and that SMILE you're wearing right now.

About Vincenzo Rossi

I am Vincy Rossi, a retired lawyer and would you believe that after several decades of practice, I can conclude that the constitution, no matter who you are or whatever you do, only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. The secret of happiness is YOU and that SMILE you're wearing right now.