IJMC - Don't Believe Everything You Read
So here is a question. Since I mostly send out things that other people
have written, items submitted to me by you, the loyal reader and maybe
even fan, does that make me a fraud? A big, one-time phony? A two-bit
hack who could not even make it on his own? I hardly even know what made
me think of that, but hey, that is the question... -dave
The following is an ad from a real-life newspaper which appeared
four days in a row - the last three hopelessly trying to correct
the first day's mistake.
For sale: R.D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Phone 948-0707
after 7 P.M. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who lives with him cheap.
We regret having erred In R.D. Jones' ad yesterday. It should have
read "One sewing machine for sale cheap. Phone 948-0707 and ask
for Mrs. Kelly, who lives with him after 7 P.M."
R.D. Jones has informed us that he has received several annoying
telephone calls because of the error we made in the classified
ad yesterday. The ad stands correct as follows: "For sale R.D.
Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Cheap. Phone 948-0707
after 7 P.M. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who loves with him."
I, R.D. Jones, have no sewing machine for sale. I smashed it.
Don't call 948-0707 as I have had the phone disconnected.
I have not been carrying on with Mrs. Kelly. Until yesterday
she was my housekeeper but she quit!