What the Chronicle isn’t for
Published: Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
For the last few years, I have been compiling a list. Tucked into the rear of one of my desk drawers, it’s a list of the most bizarre questions and requests we have received here at the Custer County Chronicle. I started it years ago, when, after a bizarre phone call, I said to my coworkers, “I should be writing these calls down. It would make for a great column.”
So that’s what I did.
In the past couple of weeks I got enough bizarre phone calls to fill out my list, so I decided now was the time to write the column.
Keep in mind, everything I’m about to write is true. I’m not making any of this up. These are actual phone calls either I or another coworker has received.
The most common not-Chronicle-related call we get is people mistaking us for a phone book.
“What is the number to...the bank...the high school....the post office....”
You name it, someone has called and asked for the number. Some people even call and ask for people’s home phone numbers. People also call us frequently, asking questions that would be better posed to the Custer Area Chamber of Commerce.
Here are some other of the more, let’s say, interesting questions we have been asked:
Is it deer hunting season?
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