Chapter 2

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Take golf instructors. Please.

A guy will tell you to make your swing more upright. Of course you don't know what you have to do to make your swing come out more upright, and his stupid human reaction while you're trying to figure it out, is to become angry with you because you're not doing it right.

What he should say is: Stand a little closer to the ball, and make your club effectively shorter by gripping it an inch or so lower down the shaft. The result, of course is a more upright swing, but you wouldn't have known that if I didn't tell you, would you?

Instructions are like this everywhere. They tell you to do something but they don't tell you how to do it.


I read the comments in a blog just the other day.
Two of the comments had misspellings and wacky grammatical errors. One of the two comment writers identified herself as a teacher and the other identified herself as an educator.

I'm just sayin'.