Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Thursday, March 27, 2003 7:09 am

Heard late one afternoon at the city desk of a medium-sized American daily newspaper

Filed under: Fun — Lex @ 7:09 am

REPORTER: (NIGHT CITY EDITOR) just wrapped me in duct tape.

EDITOR1: Why?

REPORTER: Oh, no reason.

EDITOR1: Were you being punished?

REPORTER: No.

EDITOR1:
Was she trying to mail you somewhere?

REPORTER: No.

EDITOR1: I take it you were off deadline.

REPORTER: Oh, yeah.

EDITOR1: But there was no special reason for this?

REPORTER: Nope. She just said, “I think it’s time to wrap you in duct tape,” and I said, “OK.” And she did. Didn’t you hear it?

EDITOR 2: Oh! Well, I heard her unrolling the duct tape, but I didn’t realize what she was doing with it.

REPORTER: She’d probably wrap you in duct tape, too, if you wanted.

EDITOR1: (…)

EDITOR2: Nah.

REPORTER: Not interested?

EDITOR2: Oh, please, (REPORTER), I am so far beyond duct tape.

REPORTER:
How far? Or do I want to know?

EDITOR2: I know my rights. And I’m pretty sure I don’t have to answer that question without an attorney present.

REPORTER: OK. Well, I think she’s about to wrap (EDITOR3) in duct tape now. I’m going to go watch.

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