I realise there are plenty of more important things to be upset by, but over the last few weeks I've become increasingly annoyed, to the point of hatred, with the font Comic Sans.
I was determined not to gripe too much about my new job, but I seem to have landed in a company obsessed by this font. It is used unsparingly on posters, leaflets and websites. I'm going to make it my mission to eradicate it. But they aren't alone - it crops up everywhere, although thankfully Blogger doesn't offer it as an option.
I can only assume my company uses it because they think it suggests a fun, friendly and quirky nature. Let me disabuse them of those notions right now.
Do we really want to appear fun? I think not. How about ridding ourselves of the public-sector jargon-speak first?
Friendly? Certainly, but accessible is part of friendly, and the dreaded front isn't actually that easy to read, online or off.
Quirky? Again, we are hardly a quirky organisation, but Comic Sans is so ubiquitous, you distinguish yourself more by not using it. I understand we don't want to look too corporate, but there is a middle ground between that and looking like amateurs.
Personally, I'm rather a Tahoma kind of girl. Clear, easy to read, the thinking person's Arial.
And while I'm on, I'll be removing all of those exclamation marks too. We are not an over-excitable teenager on text.