Following Directions


I did something this afternoon I don’t do very often. I bought a box of brownie mix. Normally I make brownies (and almost everything else) from scratch, instead of using a mix.

The one I used today includes a package of fudge that gets added to the rest of the ingredients. I was a little surprised when I read the directions that said–and I quote–“Add brownie mix and fudge pouch (enclosed)…”.

The pouch is plastic. I’m not sure adding it would make good brownies.

If I were writing these directions, I would say something like Add the fudge from the enclosed pouch. Directions need to tell us exactly what to do, and how to do it!

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