Someone has rightly said, “First weigh, then say.” If you really wish to know what can go wrong if the words are not gauged before their application, just throw a glance at the following sentences:
Here are the extracts of some leave/absence request letters written by the employees:
An employee applied for casual leave in the following manner:
"Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 11 o'clock and I may not return, please grant me one day casual leave."
Another employee kept his request as:
"As my father-in-law has expired and I am only one responsible for it, please grant me 20 days leave."
A leave letter to the Principal:
"As I am studying in this college I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today."
XYZ Enterprises, Delhi: An employee applied for leave as follows:
"Since I have to go to my hometown to sell my land along with my wife, please sanction me two weeks leave."
Some more leave letters:
>> "I am suffering from fever, please declare one-day ."
>> "My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave."
>> "As my headache is paining, please grant me leave for the day. "
>> "Dear Sir, with reference to the above, please refer to my ."
A few more glimpses of such 'funny' blunders:
"I am well here and hope you are also in the same well."
"Respected Sir, I am enclosed herewith..."
A candidate's job application:
"This has reference to your advertisement for a 'Receptionist and a Sales-person: Male or Female'.... As I am both (!!) for past many years and I can handle both with good experience, kindly consider my application...
So, beware! All depends upon the careful usage of words while communicating! Once the art of “WHAT”, “WHEN”, and “HOW” to speak/convey is known, things flow smooth, without being caught in jams/roadblocks of misunderstanding or ambiguity.
Now, just think on a broader perspective... Does this concept not apply on our life as a whole? If we know the art of WHAT, WHY, and HOW relating to our goal in life, then, undeniably, our lives too will run on fast track, and we will be enjoying a smooth and happy ride!