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You’re Going to Have to Be More Specific, Please

April 29, 2009

Reporter: “Hi there. I’m wondering if you have any information on the potato farm near Ladysmith.”

Me: “Which potato farm is that?”

Reporter: “Oh, we just heard there was a potato farm up there.”

Me: “Well, we do have an agricultural research station in Spooner — are you thinking of that? That’s kind of up there, but it’s not really near Ladysmith…”

Reporter: “I don’t know.”

Me: “Is it a university facility?”

Reporter: “I don’t know.”

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Squid permalink
    April 29, 2009 4:40 pm

    “Oh, you went to Penn State? I work with a guy who went there! Do you know Dan…Evans? Abrams? Allen? Something like that. Tall guy. Wears glasses.”

    • April 29, 2009 4:43 pm

      I have to admit, though, that I’m notorious for saying things like, “Oh, you’re Scottish? I have a friend who went there once!”

      In fact, I think I’ve actually done that in your presence 😛

  2. April 29, 2009 7:37 pm

    Damn potato perverts. Is there a 900 number they could be calling instead?

  3. Dan permalink
    April 30, 2009 7:52 am

    You missed out on an opportunity to create a perfectly fictional potato farm and blame the misinformation on someone else.

    Put the farm in the middle of nowhere and tell the reporter that it’s underground because ‘that’s where the potatoes grow.’

    I am not the Dan you’re looking for.

  4. May 5, 2009 7:03 am

    Hi Susannah!
    I’m your partner for the Blog Improvement Project! I’ve only just signed up, so I haven’t thought about what to ask you yet….can I get back to you tomorrow?
    It is great to meet some new people through this project.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

    • May 5, 2009 10:46 am

      Hi Jackie! I know my blog isn’t very bookish, but I love reading, too 🙂 Good to hear from you, and let me know whenever you’re ready!

      • May 11, 2009 8:23 am

        Hi Susannah – sorry for not getting back to you – I’ve been a bit busy! Please could you send me an email, so I can send you my question? I don’t mind that your blog isn’t very bookish – it is great to find new people in the blogging world!

  5. Squid permalink
    May 8, 2009 2:53 pm

    There’s a Blog Improvement Project? I’ve got just one word for you: explosions!

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