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The Missing Link to Recovery (6 of 7)
Series: The Recovery Room
Pastor Jeff Schreve
A newspaper is a daily marvel. There are over 1700 newspapers printed in the United States of America. There's a circulation of over 62 million newspapers in the United States of America. So much is printed. And in newspapers, if it's a daily newspaper, there are deadlines. There are pressures for the editor to get the publication to print. And because you have deadlines and pressures, there can be errors - errors in reporting, errors in facts, errors in the typing of the articles - and this is especially true in the classified. Sometimes the, the, ah, person in charge of the classified really butchers the classified ad.
This is really in the paper in a different city, and it said this on Monday: "For sale: R.D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Phone 948-0707 after 7 p.m. and ask for Mrs. Kelly, who lives with him cheap." There's a problem. They tried to correct it. Tuesday: "Notice: We regret having erred in R.D. Jones' ad yesterday, it should have read: One sewing machine for sale cheap. Phone 948-0707 and ask for Mrs. Kelly, who lives with him after 7 p.m." There's another problem. Wednesday: "Notice: R. D. Jones has informed us that he has received several annoying phone calls because of the error we made in the classified ad yesterday. The ad stands correct as follows: "For sale: R. D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale cheap. Phone 948-0707 after 7 p.m. and ask for Mrs. Kelly, who loves with him" A problem. Thursday: "Notice: I, R. D. Jones, have no sewing machine for sale. I intentionally broke it. Don't call 948-0707, as I have had the phone disconnected. I have not been carrying on with Mrs. Kelly until yesterday. She was my housekeeper, but now she has quit." That was a problem for poor R. D. Jones. Now what was going on there? The newspaper made a mistake, and they were trying to right the wrong, although they didn't do it very well. Now, in ...
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