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25 July 2008 @ 07:04 pm
From the Department of the Ironic  
Not too long ago, I agreed to do some newspaper articles for the Amarillo Globe Snooze about parenting.  They wanted opinions on different styles of parenting, discipline, family relationships, etc.  I said yes.  I mean, what else do I have to do?  They were supposed to call me and set up a time for the photographer to come to the house and take pictures to run with the articles.

So today the photography coordinator calls me.  He had all the charm of a can of tuna fish, y'all.


Newspaper guy.   I need for the photographer to come  to take some shots of you and your boys.

Me.  (opens datebook a la 'Jane' in 27 Dresses)  Sure thing.  When did you want to schedule it?

Newspaper Guy.  Today.  I have some time this afternoon about four?

Me.  Ummm.  My children are actually out of town with their grandparents until next Wednesday.

Newspaper Guy.  ....

Me.  How about next Thursday?

Newspaper guy.  (more silence)  Aren't you the one doing the parenting articles?

Me. (a touch belligerently) Yeah?

Newspaper guy.  (disbelief evident in his voice)  Alright.  Yeah.  Next Thursday.

It really took a little self-control to not say, "Hey, pal.  This is my first break in at least three years. Why don't you kiss my behind?!?  But I didn't.  I set a time and a place, and hung up the phone politely, and griped to you nice people.

*loves you all*

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seegrimseegrim on July 26th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC)

*cackles some more*

Even funnier the second time. :)
autumnrhythm30: Actress- Lauren Ambroseautumnrhythm30 on July 26th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
Every time you say y'all, I hear it in Paula Dean's voice.

rupert_talley: Oriental umbrellarupert_talley on July 26th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)
That paper is a travesity in all aspects. Once we read an article and no where, NO WHERE did it say the person's name who was in charge and quoted from nor when specifically the event was to be.

edited to say I forgot to hit check spelling: travesty

Edited at 2008-07-26 04:08 am (UTC)
nbaeker: dont thinknbaeker on July 26th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
How dare you not conform to the standard of having your children with you 24/7 so that on the off-chance that some random stranger can call you at his leisure for pictures!!!! You're horrible. HORRIBLE.

(just kidding. What the heck? SRSLY. Icon is for him, not you.)
slitherhither: slitherhitherslitherhither on July 26th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, I mean, you wouldn't want your children to have a close relationship with their grandparents or anything, would you?

Sheesh! The guy so clearly isn't a parent. Good job behaving graciously.
Carmenhumbuggirl on July 26th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
What a prat.

Mala13oct on July 26th, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)

People like that... *grrr* I have to say that you're very gracious. I would have told him to take his opinion and shove it where the sun doesn't shine.
Numbaby: CedSkynumbaby on July 28th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
I applaud your parenting skillz, actually.

*pokes newspaper people*

Anyway, Dr. Phil says to be a good parent you need to make time for yourself, right!

Ok, now I'm off to self flagellate for referencing him in public.