… This Just In …

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…TAT-tat-tat-TAT-TAT-tat-tat-TAT…

[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.”

Reporter: “Really?”

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 nhickson@thesiuslawnews.com, or at Siuslaw News, P.O. Box 10, Florence, Ore. 97439)

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23 thoughts on “… This Just In …

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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… 😉

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