By late Monday afternoon, I had just about had it with the comics/puzzles questions.
There were 18 voice mail messages awaiting me when I got in Monday morning, and another half-dozen or so emails.
So when one person sent me a long conspiracy-laden email about how we had dumped the comics on purpose to sell more advertising – we had not – I was about ready to blow a gasket.
One of our folks in production made a mistake Friday. She was shorthanded as we are in all departments during the summer and she accidentally put the wrong page into the queue for Monday.
People make mistakes.
I like to look at these things in a positive light. In the past 20 years, I don’t ever remember us leaving out the comics or puzzles. So out of those 7,300 issues of the newspaper, we only messed up once. That’s a success rate of 99.9863 percent.
That’s not too bad.