So there’s this fabulous Facebook page that’s a fave of many a journalist. Overheard in the Newsroom offers hilarious comments and/or conversations overheard in, well, a newsroom.
Anyway, I thought I’d take you, dear readers, on a walk through our newsroom. (Some of you will likely recognize yourselves.
I originally posted this in 2007. But I’ve hauled it out, given it a good dusting and am making it available to you once again. (Just so you’ll know why I’ll never be fit to work in any other environment.)
So, here’s a sampling from a typical day:
“… and so for the next 24 hours, you have to pee in this bucket …”
“… caught trying to steal a sheep from the zoo … said he thought it was his mother…”
“OH NO!” [Thud, thud, thud] “I just wrote this email about how I was worried I might be pregnant and that I forgot to take my anti-depressant this morning and then accidentally sent it to one of my sources…”
” … he used Dippity-Do for WHAT?!”
“… So should I send another email apologizing for that first email about the anti-depressants?”
” … used a garbage can to steal that sheep from the petting zoo … no, the sheep wasn’t injured …”
” … guy said the strippers beat him too hard during a birthday spanking …”
[Religion editor walks by, pauses at a reporter’s computer screen and notices a man wearing a thong.]
“What website are you on?”
[Editor looks hurt.]
“… Um … OK.”