Did you ever “niggle” something?
By James Dray
Did you ever “niggle” something? You bet ya I have. In my former profession if I called a deputy into the office sometimes it was just to say hi I appreciate your dedication but usually not. I would read their report and would call them into the office. I would compliment them on their work ethic yadda, yadda, yadda. I would then lower the boom and hand them the report and tell them simply fix it. I could see the blank look on their face and after a few moments of letting them sweat I would tell them what was wrong with the report. I knew some of the deputies resented me but after a few reports getting returned they knew if it passed my review it would make it all the way up the line. The meaning of (nig’el) to work fussy; pay too much attention to petty details. However petty...