Sunday, August 9, 2009

You know you're an editor when...

...you see this ice cream truck while out walking,


and you simultaneously:
  • flinch at seeing the word "slush"* that big;
  • wonder why they don't list "guilt" as one of the flavor possibilities alongside lime and cherry;
  • and wonder if it would actually be possible to sell YOUR slush to innocent passers-by on the street....

*slush, for the uninitiated, refers to the big piles of manuscripts that editors really-truly do mean to respond to, but never-ever seem to have enough hours left to do so.

7 comments:

  1. Hilarious! I imagine your sign could also read, "You Know You're a Literary Agent When..." Thanks for making me laugh. It always means more on a Monday.

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  2. Oh yes, lit agent/editor--interchangeable for this one.

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  3. Ha! In this heat it may as well read, "Half melted enjoyment, try our Kool-Aid". Thanks for the smile and something cool to think about.

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  4. hahahaha. Nice. I thought the same thing when I saw the picture.

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  5. Ha ha! I got a giggle out of imagining you operating your own slush cart outside of the office, next to the creepy fruit guy...

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  6. I'm laughing like a mad woman. Thanks, Molly.

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