Hey, I’m in the Wall Street Journal!

I sort of feel like Navin R. Johnson today. That’s Steve Martin’s character in the classic movie “The Jerk”. Remember the scene when the new phone books come out?

“Page 73: Johnson, Navin R.! I’m somebody now! Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity — your name in print — that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now.”

One of my old blog articles (“My Many ‘Wives'”) attracted the attention of a Wall Street Journal reporter. She read it and called me a couple of weeks ago. Her story (“Does Your Work Wife Get a Valentine?”) is in today’s edition of the WSJ.

Our half hour phone interview turned into just a mention in the middle of the article. I’ve interviewed thousands of people over the past 30 years. Now I know how the other side feels. “That’s all they wrote? But I said a lot more.”

Oh well. I should be happy I got at least a mention. It is the Wall Street Journal after all. Navin R. Johnson would love it.


10 Comments on “Hey, I’m in the Wall Street Journal!

  1. Hey Mark, I like your new ‘picture banner’ up at the top a lot better. I got so tired of seeing the guy smoking a cigarette. LOL. On a side note, I’m glad to hear the President ‘kicked the habit’.

    • Thanks Dale. That old picture of a newsroom you’re talking about reminds me of one of my first jobs. We worked in a very cramped newsroom and several of the reporters smoked. It was awful! I worked there for only 9 months before I escaped. But before of left I got the station to prohibit smoking in the workplace.

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  3. I’m so honored to be one of your many “wives”!!
    When you spend 10 hours a day together.. 5 days a week.. for 12 years… you see that person more than you do your own family.
    I’m sooo blessed that all the time was spent with YOU!

    • Thanks Cindy. It was a great 12 years, wasn’t it? How many men can say they’ve had so many “wives”, and they’ve never had to pay a cent of alimony to any of them?

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  5. Mark…you crack me up! Fun for you though, you made it into the Wall Street Journal…Congrats! To you too, Cindy!

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