Me: “My monitor is broken.”
Editor: “If you type carefully that shouldn’t matter.”
Web editor: I always spell “refrigerator” wrong.
Education reporter: Me too. I always want to put a ‘D’ in it.
(A brief pause, then followed by an inappropriate giggle fit.)
Assistant Editor: She wouldn’t give you her age?
News Editor: What’s her village and middle initial? I’ll get you her age. I have the 2008 voter registration list. I’ve got her birthdate.
Copy editor 1: With a completely serious expression. “I have a very important question to ask you.”
Copy editor 2: “What’s that?”
Copy editor 1: “Is it 50 cent corn dog day?”
Copy editor 2: Frantically searches on google. “It is!!”
Copy editor 1: “How many do you want?”
Editor referring to graphic sent by corporate IT department he has contacted many times about a new website: “I don’t understand what this is.”
Sports Editor: “Is it just a giant middle finger?”
Reporter 1, on seeing accused arsonist in court: “He seemed like a really nice guy.”
Reporter 2: “… who just happened to set a hotel on fire.”
Editor to pub safety reporter:
"You’ve been here so long that people who have been convicted as habitual criminals are back for another jail sentence."
Pub safety reporter: “Yeah? Well, you’ve been here long enough to see a life sentence through!”
Designer, in a conversation about not being able to leave his desk: “Maxipads hold a lot more than you think.”
On mayor’s shirt
Photographer: “Editing this photo is making me nauseous .”
Reporter: “It’s like a wavy optical illusion.”
Photographer 2 : “If you squint really hard you can see a pirate ship.”
Digital editor: “You know when you let the air slowly out of a balloon and it goes EEEEEEEEEEEEE…that’s how my brain feels.”
Customer at front desk: How often does you newspaper come out?
Receptionist at newspaper with “Daily” in the name: Once a day.
Sports editor, walking past TV with “Jeopardy!” on: “I just felt really smart … but then I saw it’s kids Jeopardy!”