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Just wanted to see if we have your attention …

We read an advertisement that goes something like this:

“Need a service that is complimentary to your treatment?”

So, does this mean that the service will praise or flatter the treatment? Maybe it means the service will be free, or given at no charge?

We suggest the service to be provided should be complementary to your treatment. Notice that “e” in there in place of the “i.”

This way, the service will be filling out or completing your treatment.

Oh yeah, you’d probably like to have the service for free … what were we thinking?

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What does this say to you?

“We guarantee to collect your money or our service is FREE!”

When we first read this advertisement, we thought … DUH!

How does any service get paid if they don’t “collect” your money?

A waitperson doesn’t get their tip if they don’t collect it, right?

Then, reading further, we realized this was advertising a “collection” service.

Are we the only ones slightly confused by this?

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