Not so in medicine. Or law. Or teaching. Or even food handling, which requires a certificate.
But from time to time, there is writing that is so bad that it's actually funny. You've probably read about or heard of the bad writing contest sponsored by San Jose State every year. We tried to do it in a writing class once, and it was hard! We were proving (we thought) the theory that you have to be a good writer to write terribly.
Well, today one of our prospective authors blew that theory out of the water.
She'd be the perfect contestant.
So....drum roll .... here you are! From a manuscript submitted to the publisher - never mind the lack of ability to properly punctuate sentences:
“How much time do I have to live.”
“A month.” Susan said, her voice full of sadness. “Four weeks at the least, a month at the most.”
A friend of mine said he'd be laughing about that all week next week...7 days at the least, every day at the most.