Here I am, in a department full of people with advanced degrees, most of whom teach writing and are supposedly good writers themselves.
So why is it, sometimes we're shockingly poor at some basic communication skills.
Do psych departments end up full of people who can't deal well with other people?
Do kinesiology departments end up with people who can't bring themselves to exercise?
Do health departments end up with meetings full of smokers?
Do graphics departments end up with boring grey walls?
(Thank goodness for the admin person who figured things out and kept me from being a total mess!)