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Tonight's Stupid Phone Call

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I think we have a new running joke. :D
  2. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Hmm, I apparently started that joke, yet have no idea what it is. :-\
  3. MC Sports Guy

    MC Sports Guy Member

    I'm glad you posted this. That phrase, "the JV works just as hard as the varsity" drives me insane. Why? BECAUSE THEY DON'T!!!!! If they did, you know what? They'd be on the damn varsity!!!
  4. pallister

    pallister Guest

    It's not work ethic that separates the JV from the varsity; it's talent.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Every post here is gold, Jerry!
  6. joe

    joe Active Member

    Don't say nothin' about no cocaine o' no freebase ... 'less ya got some.
  7. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Why'd you slam the phone down in my ear?
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Figure the joke out yet, Dools (back seat, smell, car Decatur... aw hell, Smell Decatur is fine...)
  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Stupid phone call of the night here:

    Five minutes before deadline..
    "Can I get a baseball registration notice in the paper?"

    "Sure, just e-mail it to us at sports@papername.com, however its too late to get into tomorrow's paper, but we can definitely get it Monday for you"

    "Thanks anyway but that's too late, the registration is tomorrow"
  10. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

  11. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    A Thursday evening, start of the shift:

    CALLER: "Hi, why weren't the scores of my daughter's soccer tournament games in the paper today?"

    ME: "Um, when did you send it in?"

    CALLER: "Last night around 11:30"

    ME: "Oh, well, that's past deadline for today's paper"

    CALLER: "Oh, can you put them in tomorrow's paper?"

    ME: "Sure, I'll see what I can do. When did the tournament end?"

    CALLER: "Saturday."

    ME" "Ma'am, you do know we're a DAILY newspaper? And that your scores are a week old?"

    CALLER: "So?"

    So, needless to say, they didn't get in. And her next scores were more timely.
    Seriously, it took her FIVE DAYS to submit results from THREE GAMES?!
  12. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    No stoopid phone calls today. Maybe they're saving up for tomorrow, but a couple of callers today made good points or asked questions I could answer.
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