Sh*t Crazy Newsroom Callers Say

by - January 23, 2014

You've probably figured out by now that we get a lot of phone calls. Most are for people wanting us to cover particular stories. Others are to complain about one thing or another. Every once in awhile we get peculiar requests...

This particular caller wanted us to escort him to see Sen. Richard Shelby when he's in the area this weekend. Obviously we can't do this for a number of reasons, the main one being we don't want to walk a potentially crazy person up to the senator.

The man told us that he has sent Sen. Shelby as well as Sen. Jeff Sessions packages, but says the senators never picked those packages up.

The man just didn't seem to understand that we would not be taking him to Sen. Shelby. In fact, "When you know what reporter is doing the story, call me back." He even tried to leave his phone number.

The conversation ended like this: "I tried to call *assignment editor* but he never calls me back."

That's a clear sign you or your request is crazy.

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  1. He sounds like the type that ships a mysterious white powder along with his packages. Maybe you should notify the senators' staffs so they can check into it.

    1. Not too long ago at least one of their offices was evacuated because of a suspicious package. It may have been this guy.