What is the earliest you have called a workplace colleague?
I thought about this when I noticed that The Slice Blog's first anniversary is coming up.
On the actual launch date last May, a technical glitch or some planning miscommunication made it impossible to open the blog on the morning that its arrival was announced with a page-one promo.
So I phoned the SR's online honcho at home. It was about 5:30 a.m. I'm quite sure I woke him up. But he could not have been more gracious.
Before that, my only early morning crisis call had come quite a few years ago. I didn't actually look at the paper until getting to my desk that day. But it was still really early. And when I saw a headline on a news story that described the president of GU as a Nazi priest, I decided to phone the newspaper's editor at home. I had a hunch his dayplanner would be undergoing revision.
His wife answered. She woke her husband. And I told him how he would be spending his day.