Biz Beat: Mondays are Tough
Starting to do laundry at the time you should go to bed is never good. But after 10 hours at work, three at class, and eating dinner, I gathered up the laundry just after 10 p.m. last night, only to find all the machines were taken! After an 18-hour day, I am making a promise to myself. Tonight I will go to bed early.
I just got back from doing man on the street (MOS) interviews in Times Square for Strategy Room's ‘Question of the Day.' The topic: How do you think the government should pay for the $1 trillion-plus health care plan? I got some diverse answers. Some didn't think we should have universal health care, others thought we should cut the budget first, and still others thought we needed higher taxes to make sure everyone has insurance.
It was fun to get out of the newsroom and talk to people in Times Square. One of my editors in Missouri told me once, “News doesn't happen in the newsroom.” As a future reporter, it's good to get out and ask people a few questions. The Strategy Room editor will montage their responses together and it should appear online Wednesday. I'll post a link when it appears.
On another note, the Yemeni airliner that went down last night marks the second commercial plane crash this month. Have there been a lot of airplane incidents lately, or is it just me? Couple that with the four high-profile celebrity deaths in the last week, and it's been a crazy, crazy June.