Want to hear something strange?
My Sunday New York Times from yesterday did not have the Judy Miller article on the front page. Or anywhere else in the paper either.
My husband and I searched through every section. Nothing.
When I checked in with Shakespeare's Sister this morning, I was going to leave a comment asking where in the heck the article was placed because I couldn't find it anywhere. But, I decided not to -- I've been a little senile-ish lately -- I figured I just needed to give it one more look.
When I sat down for lunch with today's paper, I immediately flipped to the Letters to see if anyone wrote in responding to yesterday's article.
Yes they did. People from PA, CO and CA.
So, what happened to my edition?
I've got headlines on yesterday's front page about the Trashman in New Orleans, the Iraqi vote, Harriet Miers, Ping Pong Beer Games and Loggers in the Amazon -- but no Miller. The Letters from today reference "The Miller Case: A Notebook, a Cause, a Jail Cell and a Deal" (front page, Oct. 16)
That means front page of the front page, right? I'm double checking it right this second and I swear it's not there.
I called the NYTs this afternoon and talked to a customer service person. She listened to my question and put me on hold for about 5 minutes. And when she came back on the line she said she would have to call someone at the corporate office and have them contact me directly.
Isn't this strange? What should the NYTs do if everyone in this area received this misprint? What if other areas or entire states didn't get the right copy? Is this just a simple mistake or could it be something else? I find it very odd.
I know I can read the article online, but that's not the point. I'm now wondering how many other articles don't arrive in my driveway while the rest of the country receives them.
I filed this post under *random happenings.* We'll see.