I though it was odd to receive the message via drum, but what the hell I didn’t feel like using my laptop at the time.
The message announced a new procedure for closing a wound in the field:
“Rub the juice of a glue plant on the affected area.”
I have issues with this communication. There was no information as to what a glue plant is, nor where to find the particular plant referred to. I have tried using a paste from plant starches in the past but, it does not adhere well to the skin, and comes off easily if it gets wet.
I took out my own percussion instrument. I Composed my reply, stating that this information would be better if it was computerized, with specific references and illustrations. Also, it would be easier to dig out the correct information. And it would not be subject to misinterpretation, nor the vagaries of being forwarded on over long distances.
Use the latest available technology, rather than primitive communication methods for important information.
This is my submission to Creative Copy Challenge #142 to see the other submissions, or to submit one of your own, just go to the link.
I have used the ten words of the day in numerical order.