Achieved this evening:
- Updated excel spreadsheet and printed off childminder’s payslip.
- Filed away bills and bank statements and notice of derisory dividend arising from unwise share purchase of many years ago.
- Signed up to electricity supplier’s online billing on the basis that I would get â‚¬20 off my shopping.Â The voucher does not appear to have materialised.Â Signed up to electricity supplier’s rewards scheme.Â Apparently, I will get money off my electricity bill just by shopping in my usual supermarket. On both occasions I needed to give them my name, account number, meter number, date of birth and two different passwords, lest anyone hack my account and pay my bill for me or take away my exciting rewards.
- Tried and failed to work out what is covered as set out in my healthcare cover renewal letter and filed it away lest it become clearer at a later point.
- Did online shopping for delivery on Friday.Â Noted that I have shopped in my usual supermarket and no electricity money off voucher appeared to be forthcoming.
- Agonised about the use of full stops in a bulleted list.
- Realised it was NaBloPoMo and posted this.
And how was your own exciting Wednesday evening?
Full stops in a bulleted list – I know this one! Generally if any one of the bullet points is a complete sentence then all of them should end in a full stop and all of them begin with a capital letter. Shorter bullets should have no punctuation at the end, and begin with a lowercase letter (if you can persuade your word processing package to do that). An alternative arrangement (beloved by lawyers but I think rather old-fashioned these days) is to end each one in a semi colon except for the last which ends in a full stop, and the penultimate, which ends in ‘; and’. So there’s no hard and fast rule – which you choose depends on your style guide. perhaps you need to draw one up for Belgian Waffle?
Yours in editorial pedantry…
I was brought up with start with a full colon :
* then semi colon;
* followed by full stop.
The fact that I managed to put bullets into a comment shows how terminally boring contract negotiation and client managment can be. On the bright side I am also googling switch rods as I need a decent christmas present…
I love my readers; you are few but pedantic. It is great not to be alone in my grammatical worries.