[Breaking News: from another strangely irrelevant moment in our news room…]
As our editor passes through the newsroom, a reporter looks up from her computer screen.
Reporter: “Have you assigned anyone to cover the Psychic Fair this weekend?”
Editor: “I was thinking about doing it.”
Editor: “No, not really. And you’re obviously not psychic, so it won’t be you.”
Me: [remaining quiet and still]
Editor: “This sounds like you’re beat.”
Me: [Dropping back in my chair] “Really? Why me?”
Editor: “How did you know I meant you? Obviously you must be psychic. Therefore it’s your assignment.”
Me: “I think my life line just shrank.”
Editor: “You should get that looked at while you’re there.”
(Ned is a syndicated columnist with News Media Corporation. You can write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at Siuslaw News, P.O. Box 10, Florence, Ore. 97439)
23 thoughts on “… This Just In …”
I knew you were going to post this.
I’m having deja vu. Is that the same thing?
Lesson: Smart ass eventually gets played.
I should have consulted with my Magic 8-ball first.
No worries. I knew this was coming and I wrote it for you. Check your in box.
I was counting on it. I have to admit I was getting a little nervous…
I foresee an interesting story ahead…
Yeah, my editor is a real riot. 😉
i see red people. (if it is an outdoor event in the sun)
Next year, you need to get a booth.
You mean you didn’t see this cunning ploy of your editor coming?
It was more like after the fact, in a moment of deja vu, telling me I had foreseen it but forgot…
But you ‘just know’ it will be great, right? Oh–and why not write the story right now since you already know what it’s about and what will happen. Easy assignment 🙂
I foresee myself having a margarita and following your advice.
Was that psycho or psychic?? Such a fine line. . . .
It definitely gets blurred. Especially in our newsroom…
I foresee your upcoming book being a bestseller…but I’m no psychic!
Thanks, Ellen! You’re sort of like a Magic 8-ball 😉
Reblogged this on per mare….
Funny stuff that my ESP failed to forward to my brain. But wait! Here it is coming in, like your typewriter’s tapping,slowly… Could you quiet down, I have a wine hangover!
I’m typing with gloves on now — does that help? If not, maybe it’s because I have a Vodka hangover and it only FEELS like I’m typing with gloves on… 😉