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February 25, 2014

Editorial

Filed under: Uncategorized — waltblog @ 9:36 am

Last Monday and thus Tuesday, left a lot to be desired.
I’m not into astrology, but my rising star must have ran head-on into a fish bowl full of Piranha.
There is one thing you can say about me – If I’m gonna screw up, I do it with a flare all my own.
Last week I managed to send an old classified page to the printer along with the rest of the paper. Then I was either in a lead-lined building, deep in the canyon or someone blew up the cell tower that would have serviced my cell phone.
The press caught the error, but I didn’t get the message until I was pulling into the loading dock minutes away from picking up the finished product. Since an odd number of pages would have looked even dumber they did what had to be done, they ran the one they had.
Thus Shipwrecks was still going out of business and at least one employer was looking for staff.
As Paul Harvey used to say, “And now for the rest of the story.”I walked innocently into the business in question and two nice young ladies accosted me, wanting to know who had put the ad in the paper. It seems as if they had received a number of calls wanting to know if they were being fired.
It reminded me of the time years ago when I ran a full page ad for Sierra Market and in 48 point type advertised a sale on ground beer instead of ground beef.Anyone who’s reached adulthood knows that crap happens. A typical example of this is illustrated by last week’s editorial and the chain reaction it caused.

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