203. The Careful Reader

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Simon, a college grad, always pointed out the in his brother Brevyn's emails. "When are you to stop confusing 'its' with 'it's'?" he often . Brevyn, a high school grad, said that nobody noticed anyway.

Brevyn knew that Simon was “book ,” but he didn't think Simon was very “street .” Years ago, Simon had bought stereo speakers from street vendor. When he arrived home, he called over to help him set up the speakers. was excited because he had gotten the speakers half price. The brand new speaker boxes said , Model No. A-682ST, Made in Japan, etc.

But was disappointed and angry when he discovered that boxes contained only old magazines. Brevyn was amused. “ you get a receipt?” Brevyn asked. “Did you the guy about his return policy? Did he you where his 'store' is going to be ?”

Brevyn visited Simon to show him the new he had just put on his Honda Accord. they were talking in Simon's living room, Simon Brevyn an air pump he had recently purchased. “ your new tires ever go low, you can them up super-fast with this. It pumps air the tire on the downstroke and the upstroke.”

said, “You must be kidding. I’ve never heard a pump that pumps air on the upstroke.” tried out the pump. “There’s no air coming of here on the upstroke,” he told Simon.

course there is. Read the label on the .”

Brevyn read the label. “Ha! Listen to this: ‘ volume air flow on both up and down .’ The air ‘flows,’ all right, but it flows on the upstroke, not out. The label writer you, Mr. English Major. What have you got say for yourself?”

"Let’s go outside," Simon said. " I can find a small nail in one your new tires."