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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Title Page236
Description UTAH PRESS ASSOCIATION When I answer the phone they act as if I were their long-lost rich relative. When I express doubts that I know them, they say, "Surely you remember Joe from the XYZ Company?" Fact is, I don't remember him. I've never heard of him before, although I may have hung up on him at some time in my life. So I've devised a system to thwart them. I may not keep the new ones from calling me, but I doubt that any of them will give me a second call. Here's the scenario: The phone rings and I answer, "Messenger, this is Max. How can I help you?" "This is Joe with the XYZ Company. How are things in Man-tee?" He mispronounces it Man-tee, and that always makes me angry. "That's not Man-tee, it's Manti," I snarl. "Oh," he says, "some of those Arizona towns are a little hard to pronounce." "They sure are," I say "Besides, we're not in Arizona, we're in Wyoming." "Oh, yes, that's right," he says. At this point I recognize the call for what it is, so when he says, "I just wanted to tell you about our new . . ." I interrupt with, "Where is the XYZ Company located?" Chagrined at being interrupted in his sales pitch and being aware that his long distance calls are paid for by the minute, he answers irritably, "It's in New Jersey." "Is that part of the USA?" I innocently ask. "Of course," he says. "Now as I was saying, our product..." "What part of New Jersey?" I ask. "And I always thought that was pronounced 'New Joisey'." "Only New Yorkers say 'New Joisey,'" he explains. "And where's New York?" I ask. "You know, the Big Apple City." "Oh yes, that was a dance we danced during World War II days." "Well, I wasn't there then, but as I was saying..." "Did you say that was the XYZ Company?" I ask. 236
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Identifier 244-UPA_Page236.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416247
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416247