I knew this day would come, but I did not think it would so soon.
But I know I have to face the truth at some point or another, and I guess it makes sense to do so sooner rather than later.
A couple of days back, a reader of mine shared a post from an Instagram account. It was meant to make me laugh, meant to inject a little bit of light into my day. But little did she know what it would insinuate.
The post consisted of a scene pulled from the meme-friendly children’s program Arthur. In it, two of the lead characters expressed surprise at the fact that their teacher, Mr. Ratburn, ran a blog.
He went on to clarify that it consisted of correcting people’s grammatical fallacies, and, here’s the kicker—puns.
Yes, I completely stole my blog’s focus from a cartoon rat.
I remember seeing that post a while back. I was in the midst of a creative slump, and I needed something for college applications to compensate for my GPA.
Seeing this idea presented in front of me got my brain working. To help the matter, the comment on the post was that they would follow and read the blog.
There was no way I could leave this behind. A great idea and a guaranteed reader? I had hit the jackpot.
I figured that my readers would not catch this, but I completely underestimated their brains and detective skills.
I thought the omission of the grammatical corrections would throw them off.
In conclusion, I am an idea thief. I am a fake. Sorry that this came so early.
*In case you missed the title, this is entirely a joke. The post is real, but my friend and I found it after Punfiltered became a thing. Thanks so much for your support, and please know that I would never steal someone else’s idea.