Friday, January 30, 2009

well, you can't

Production Manager: We got the nicest note today from the author of BIG ART BOOK. He says it just looks beautiful.

Robert the Publisher: Wait, I haven't seen BIG ART BOOK yet. I didn't realize it was off the press!

Production Manager: Well, apparently it is; the author got his comp copies. Apparently our shipment went astray.

Robert the Publisher: Yes, but it's my book! I published it! How can I have a nice note from the author but not have a copy of the book to know what he's talking about?

Production Manager: Well, you can't have everything.

16 comments:

Bradley Robb said...

Ha!

Miriam S.Forster said...

Hee, hee, hee. I love Robert the Publisher. I almost wish he had his own comic strip...

Bradley Robb said...

@Miriam I would read that daily.

Madame Lefty said...

Hee, cute story.

Jo said...

Poor Robert!

Kim Kasch said...

Love notes . . . very appropriate for February - oh, wait, it's still January. I guess this post is all about timing being off.

:)

Juliana Stone said...

Love your Robert stories! Thanks for the morning laugh.

The Creative Cafe said...
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Sarah Laurenson said...

Hah! Like the idea of this as a comic strip. Very funny.

Charles Gramlich said...

I once recieved a book from Amazon before it was shipped. Weird crap happens eh?

Crimogenic said...

For some reason I was under the impression that Robert The Publisher could have everything he wanted. I have been enlightened!

moonrat said...

Crimogenic--so did Robert the Publisher!

Crimogenic said...

Ha! Just goes to show you never know :)

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Poor Robert. Here's a cookie.

Froog said...

Wot - no posts yet this week? Is Ed Meeting even more poo than usual??

Well, I hope Tuesday's looking better for you, Moonie.

To start your morning, I've just nominated you for a Superior Scribbler Award (congratulations - you are already a winner!).

Have a great day!

thespectacleblog said...

Robert the Publisher is my favorite literary character.