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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:42 PM
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Funny story....
There was a screw up at the press this week and a page of classifieds from two weeks ago was put in the paper. One of those pages had a garage sale ad on it.


I just got a call from an irate woman pissed because her yard is full of people looking for a garage sale that happened two weeks ago.
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:43 PM
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1. Love that picture.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:43 PM
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2. Give her the printer's number
and tell her to yell at the prepress folks.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:44 PM
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3. What happened was somehow the page from two weeks ago ....
didn't get erased from our fetch file. And it linked up to this weeks...the press saw the wrong date and assumed I forgot to change it, so they changed it instead of questioning if it was the wrong page.
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:47 PM
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4. Do you send
PDF or hard copy proofs of the paper to the printer? I'm looking for a way to blame the printer and get you all some reduced press time :-)
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:49 PM
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5. PDF form
in spreads
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:51 PM
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7. Then they have no excuse
I hope that use-free publisher you have does her job and gets a break from the printer on this press run. Man, can you tell I want to be back at a paper, instead of doing these books?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:52 PM
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9. Don't do it! it;s stress!
I may be going into radio soon anyway
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:51 PM
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6. That's really funny
Reminds me of when I was in college; to get your BA in journalism you had to intern for a local community weekly paper. So, they sent me out on an assignment to cover this thimble-collectors meeting in Ballard.

The thimble collectors were all really nice, and I wrote a decent article on them. I mentioned that their next meeting would be November 15. Well, the paper sat on the story until the following March! I just know that all those sweet older ladies thought I was the one who screwed it up! :eyes:
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:51 PM
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8. Until March - the editor musta been an idiot
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:52 PM
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10. Yeah, he was basically drunk all the time
Not that that's any excuse in the newspaper biz, though. ;)
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 04:55 PM
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11. Hey, hey! Drinking
is a traditional press and publishing activity. I remember one of my first letterpress classes, taught by a real old-timer: he brought beer with him to the class, in order that we all have at least one before pulling prints.
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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 05:03 PM
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12. Oh, believe me, I know!
Which is why I don't think it's a legitimate excuse to sit on a story for over six months! :hi:
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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 05:34 PM
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13. Oh, there's no
reason to let the story sit for half a year, that's for sure...
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eyesroll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 05:39 PM
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14. It's pretty common in the magazine business as well.
Case in point: After revising my mission statement and then sitting in traffic for an hour and 15 minutes (it's 33 minutes door to door in no traffic), I'm now enjoying some Bombay Sapphire.

;)
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