Is there any hope at all?
There is always hope!
Now for what, is another matter entirely!!!
It helps to know what type of folks one is communicating with before opening one's mouth and inserting one's foot:
A) A young male horse (Horsey people crowd)
B) 45 that comes in a bottle (possible brown bag crowd)
C) Well the company that makes 1911s of course! (Patients who visit here daily crowd)
D) None of the above (might need some help with literacy crowd)
E) All of the above (might need some plain old help out here crowd)