You just have to laugh....and make light of the 'hectic & stressful situations' that arise to keep you from pulling your hair out!
Last night, I had multiple reporters and producers come up to me in a three minute span requesting videographers for varying shoots....happening at pretty much the same time. I only have 4 nightside crews. And to top it off, we were prepping for a dark, dreary storm!
That's one aspect of this job I LOVE! The challenge to get it all done. And ya know what? It all came together! It's wonderful when you can juggle and re-arrange and make it all work out!
So, I came into work today and there was a festive bright red popcorn bowl setting atop an area of the news assignment desk. The bowl decorated with yellow popcorn kernels on the outside along with the words 'movie night.'
A sign accompanied the bowl saying "News Deli."
And it went on to say: "Please take a number for prompt service. No pushing, cutting, or pinching in line."
Inside the bowl were 14 square sheets with numbers from one to fourteen.
Apparently the mad rush to the news desk requesting camera crews happens around the clock!
You just gotta laugh and make sure you, please take a number!