Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

Talking with the Media

"Don't talk to the media!" How many times have we heard that when the subject of furry comes up. It's really true that the press will look for memorable quotes in things that you say. I just found that out this morning.

Yesterday I gave my annual presentation to the public on our predictions for flows in the Rio Grande this Summer. I opened the meeting with a joke saying, "I can summarize the presentation in one word. It's going to really suck." Well, guess what's in the paper this morning. Fortunately the quote was on page 2 and not the headline on the first page. You never know how important a story will be perceived. Some years we even get the t.v. stations to show up. It didn't seem like it was a big deal this year. Of course if it were a slow news day, they would be looking for anything of local interest to fill the pages. I was amazed at the length of the article. I'm quoted all over the place. So there's my 15 minutes of fame for this year. Maybe next year I'll do the presentation wearing Otto Otter.
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