August 18, 2003

Not Quite Good Enough For Reader's Digest, But Good Enough For Here

Over the weekend, I stumbled by this little anecdote that I submitted to Reader's Digest many, many years ago. I still think it's great.

Fresh out of of college, I was working for a small town weekly newspaper, a job that required a lot of time logged in at the local high school. At 23 years old, I still looked rather young, and was often mistaken as a student, both by the student body and the faculty.

One day, I was sitting in the the school's main office, waiting to conduct an interview with the superintendant regarding the previous night's school board meeting. Several minutes passed, and eventually a student entered the office and sat next to me, sporting an angry, defeated face. Eventually, he noticed me and asked what I was doing in the office.

"Oh, I'm reporting here," I explained.

"I know what you mean," he said, rolling his eyes. "I report here a lot."

Posted by Ryan at August 18, 2003 09:25 AM
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