“I’ve been on a calendar but I have never been on time”â€¨Marilyn Monroe
I used to be a writer for a small newspaper/ magazine group in India. They used to publish Bi-weekly (does it mean once in 2 week or twice a week) magazine. For which I was a permanent writer. Writers for the mag had to submit their â€œCreationsâ€ (the final draft) on or before first and third Wednesday of every month. When I was new the article were sent faster than the speed of their printing machines. My ed asked me to slow down and I got the speed of dot matrix printer. The editor was already tearing off his hair when I slowed down a little more and the last article I sent it was typed on a typewriter with one finger.
I being me never ever let my performance get hampered even after editors death threats
Excerpts of the meeting with the editor
Me- hello ed.
Ed- Huh! Who you?
Me- I am me.
Ed- who you?
Me- I came here to talk about my bi-weekly article.
Ed- who article?
Me- the magazine article
Now he is back in his sense
Ed- get out of my office this minute and donâ€™t come back till you have the article ready.
Me- but this is just second Tuesday of the month.
Ed- I want the article that was supposed to be on my desk by first Wednesday
Me- ahh. That article. I will send it tomorrow
Ed- If I donâ€™t get that article tomorrow SOMEONE WILL BE DEAD!
Me- who ed?
Me- ok ed bye.
Ed- who you?
The editor was lost again.
I shot a mail to the editor telling him bout the delay. Here is the mail.
Hey its Hump day. Cheer up buddy. Its great that you have about to pass the weeks hump. The peak is passed. Now its all downhill so I am not planning to give you any more problems. As far as my article is considered, you can send the mag for a proof check I will send back my article directly on day of printing.
Enjoy the day!!