Still kicking myself
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013
* I went out with some pals after work yesterday to enjoy the cool air and warm sun and maybe pick up a story idea or two.
My phone rang at 5:25 pm. I noticed it was a friend who is very close to Bill Daley’s campaign. But somebody was telling a funny story about his vacation, so I didn’t answer the call. My friend didn’t leave a message, so I figured it must not be too important and I’d just call back when I got home.
* An hour and a half later, I was at Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka’s campaign kickoff event when everybody’s phones suddenly started blowing up, including mine…
That text was from the same person who’d called me earlier.
* I’m still so mad at myself for not answering that call and then getting scooped by the Tribune that I felt I needed to share my pain.
Anybody else have a similar story?