When I'm hiring a new writer, as I go through the applications and writing samples, I see things like this: Police officers may conduct field sobriety tests and/or chemical tests. The most common field sobriety tests include the one-leg-stand test, the walk and turn test and the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test. Officers may also conduct a finger to nose test or the Rhomberg stationary balance test. Okay so what I want to know is this: am I being too picky? One of the things that really, REALLY gets on my nerves is when people use short statements, like in the sample above. They say something extremely short and to the point but it has no flow. Do I need to just...take a few drinks and get over myself?