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It doesn’t make any sense, does it? Hm?

It’s because I didn’t use any periods. Periods make stuff make sense. If you are writing a Craigslist ad with more than, say, one sentence and you fail to end your sentences with periods you might as well just bang on the keyboard with a cheese stick and a juice box like a 2 year old because that’s all the sense your ad is going to make without a period to let us know that one thought has ended and another has begun.

I understand how frustrating punctuation can be at times and trying to remember all of the English language’s punctuation rules might have a tendency to overwhelm your common Craigslist ad writer, but really? It’s a danged period. It’s not like you’re being asked to use a semicolon or anything.

In order to really drill into you how important the properly placed period is in sentence writing, I wrote you out a step-by-step guide. I want to be very sure you are catching what I’m throwing.

Step 1. Put a stinkin’ period at the end of each sentence already!

Good grief. There isn’t one thing I can think of that is easier than this. In fact, you do harder things than use a period correctly every single day. Like think. You barely have to lift a finger to add a period to your sentence. Literally.

Not only does period avoidance make your ad frustratingly nonsensical, but it also make your ad reader’s left eye twitch and they will likely write blog posts about you and you will be forever remembered as the infamous person who couldn’t go through the trouble to stick a period at the end of a sentence in their Craigslist ad.

That’s all I have to say about that.

P.S. Adding periods at the ends of sentences is the right thing to do. And you wanna do the right thing, don’t you?

P.P.S. Infamous does not mean more than famous.

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