Transcript of conversation with anonymous public relations professional on newsroom phone a few days ago. Edited for readability.
Sidin: Hello… Sidin (It is a miserable habit of mine, that line. So many people respond by saying: “No.”)
Random PR professional: Hello Sidin! This is <mallu name> from <name of PR company>!
S: Hi. Tell me.
RPRP: I have been reading your work for a long time now. And I am impressed.
S: (Sensing a catch somewhere…) Oh thank you very much.
RPRP: Especially the wonderful work you’ve been doing in the area of Law firms and legal services…
S: (What the…) Oh I see. Which stories in particular?
RPRP: Oh the one… err.. you know the story… this particular one… I mean the one on…
S: (Aha! The plot thickens…) Oh you mean the one I wrote last weekend?
RPRP: EXACTLY! That one. It was so, so, so good…
S: On legal services no?
RPRP: Yes yes.
S: Ah but I have NEVER EVER written a single world in my entire career on legal services and law firms…
S: Not once.
RPRP: Maybe I have my information wrong.
S: Maybe you do.