Friday, February 24, 2012
Can I Just Get This Off My Chest?
At one point, many years ago, the Warden was quoted in the paper twice in one week. Both times he was misquoted. It was at that point that I decided that the paper wasn't for me. When they used to call and ask if I want to subscribe (pre-coupons), I would explain why, and they'd say, "Okay, thank you." I mean, really, what could they say to that?
Well, yesterday I was successful at contacting them to put the Mother of the Year info in the paper. I sent them information but never heard back about if they'd received it, so I followed up today. Yes, they had received it. They sent it on to the editor of the "Mom blog." Huh?! I didn't even know they had a "Mom blog." Sure enough, they do. But, I can promise you that was a big let down. Don't get me wrong, blogs are life, aren't they, but if I'm going to go to my local paper's website, it's not going to be to read their blog.
Being the stubborn person I am, I decided that wasn't where I wanted it to end, so I contacted the original guy I had spoken with yesterday. I explained that in the past it was a tradition to put such information as a write up in the actual paper, and how could we make that happen.
His response....you're not going to believe this....
I'm not quoting here, but it was basically, "I've been here for four years, and I've never heard of you until yesterday." Huh?! What? I would think that someone who works for a newspaper would be the last individual to live under a rock, but never heard of the Mother of the Year?! For real? Are you pulling my leg?
I decided at that point that I was definitely talking to the wrong guy, and if I let slip what I really wanted to say, we wouldn't even be making the Mom blog, so I thought I'd better just say "thank you" and move along.
I'll be taking another route as of Monday, and guess what....I think I've decided that maybe the coupons aren't even worth it.