The dictionary defines misguided as:
1. led or prompted by wrong or inappropriate motives or ideals, well-meaning but misguided do-gooders
2. poorly conceived or thought out.
Synonyms: unwise, mistaken, foolish, misled, misplaced, deluded, ill-advised, imprudent, injudicious
Example 1: Nanny MO (Michelle Obama) has been a champion for obesity, okay anti-obesity. She recently came out with some ideas on how to better run supermarkets. She has a special knowledge since she probably hasn’t routinely purchased food for her family for at least five years and probably longer. Certainly her background as a lawyer has prepared her for this campaign and it is a worthy one…up to a point. Education is important, but when she steps into the “government control” mode my hackles rise;
A hobby that I have developed is cart watching. When we Costco shop we generally have lunch and I love to watch what other people buy. A friend of mine calls it the 200 club because that is about what it costs to get out of the store. I recently spoke to the local manager on a busy Saturday and he told me that their revenue averages around a half million dollars on a typical Saturday. It is amazing how fast you can get to a hundred or even two hundred dollars.
Last Saturday morning I slept in a little and headed off to go grocery shopping at my favorite warehouse club. I didn’t have time to eat breakfast before I left so I planned to have lunch at the club after shopping. Plus it was Saturday and I knew the sample booths would be out in force attracting crowds of shoppers. The free sample thing really works as I picked up a few extra items, but the traffic jams near the little carts can be irritating. I am not sure why folks feel they have to eat the sample in front of the server. That’s one of my pet peeves.