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April 29th, 2005
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True tales from the newsroom
Amazing, the things people will call a newspaper to find out ...

*phone rings*

BAXIL: (ASIDE) I am the only person in the office, and even though it's a Friday evening and we don't publish tomorrow, it's not nearly late enough at night for me to blow off the call under the "everyone's gone home" excuse.

*BAXIL grabs the phone*

BAXIL: Auburn Journal newsroom. Tad speaking.

CALLER: (In a frail, old womanly voice) Yes, what is the date?

BAXIL: (caught off guard) Um ... uh. Friday, April 29.

CALLER: Thank you very much. (*hangs up*)

BAXIL: ...

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From:mactavish
Date:April 30th, 2005 02:39 am (UTC)
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I think I first read the Journal in the late sixties . . . .
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From:necama
Date:April 30th, 2005 06:18 am (UTC)
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Well, that's a little surreal.
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From:supersniffles
Date:April 30th, 2005 06:22 am (UTC)
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She just called you because it's $.50 to call 411 these days.
I can't tell you how many calls like that we got every day!
From:soreth
Date:April 30th, 2005 06:23 am (UTC)
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Obviously a time-traveler.
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From:roaminrob
Date:April 30th, 2005 08:38 am (UTC)
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Soreth wins the thread!
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From:mithent
Date:April 30th, 2005 10:13 am (UTC)
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I guess that's extrapolating looking at the paper to find today's date...
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From:r_caton
Date:April 30th, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
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Well, it wouldn't have been worth calling a politician...
she'd have got half an hour of waffle followed by a guarded admission that it might still be April....
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