PRs: can’t live ’em, can’t live with ’em.
If you work on a newsdesk sooner or later, you’ll be calling IT for a replacement phone.
‘Uh, ok. We’ll be right there. What seems to be the problem?’
‘It’s the phone, it’s not working.’
‘I can’t hear anything from the handset.’
‘The handset is smashed into 18 pieces….it’s …er…what?’
‘I know. I got my 50th phone call this morning from a PR. They wanted to know if we got their press release.’