The Editor's Diary!
A Day in the Life of the Beano Boss!
Being the Beano Editor isn't easy. From trying to
keep Dennis and Gnasher from tearing the place apart to trying to
stop Meebo and Zuky from tearing EACH OTHER apart,
my day never stops. After lots of you asking me what my job was
like, I thought I would keep a diary for a day!
9:00 Get to the office for the
start of another busy day of Beano business.
9:02 Go get a coffee to make sure
I'm alert and active.
9:03 Sit down at my desk, ready to work.
9:04 Rub bruised bu... um... bruised
behind after landing on the floor.
9:05 Realise someone has taken the screws out of
my chair. Oh, those guys and their pranks!
9:06 Go off to find new chair.
9:14 At last, I can sit down and take
sip of coffee.
9:15 Spit out coffee.
9:16 Realise someone has replaced
sugar with salt. Again. Hilarious... but disgusting.
9:17 Make new coffee. Yep, definitely sugar this
9:21 Finally begin work.
9:55 Tell off office minion for still giggling at
my botty-bruising fall.
9:57 Feel bad. Go to find office minion a cookie
to say sorry.
10:05 Apology (and cookie) delivered, go back to
10:06 Land on floor -
OW! Must remember to put cushions down
around my chair.
10:07 Check chair - yep, screws missing. Again.
And I fell for it. Really fell!
10:08 Off to find a new chair. Again.
10:33 Have a break. Look at a book about sharks.
Sharks are the coolest! Their teeth are nearly as powerful
10:59 Meebo and Zuky come to
11:03 Zuky has Meebo in a headlock.
11:07 Meebo has Zuky's head in one hand and body
in the other.
11:09 Meebo leaves with new Zuky-scarf.
11:10 Call a cleaner to clean up the remaining
Zuky on the floor.
11:30 Have an apple.
12:12 Speak to office minions about
still giggling over the chair prank.
13:01 No lunch! EH???
13:02 Realise annoyed office
minions have hidden lunch.
13:03 Leave to buy new lunch.
14:00 Return from lunch.
14:01 Discover old lunch was in my desk-drawer
the whole time. WHOOPS!
14:02 Apologise to office minions for thinking
they'd be childish enough to steal my lunch.
14:10 Sit down to read the day's mail.
14:11 Land on the floor. Again.
14:12 Realise the screws have been taken out of
the chair. Again.
14:14 Go find ANOTHER
new chair. Again.
14:15 Must make sure we get more chairs. Or less
14:18 Return with new chair and finally start
reading the mail.
14:35 Still reading mail. I get a lot of
letters. None of them are about sharks.
BOO! But lots about how great The Beano
15:37 Finish reading letters. Read quick chapter
15:38 Go to make a cup of tea. Yep - it's still
15:42 Come back with tea.
15:43 Check chair. Screws still in chair.
15:44 Forgot to check for whoopee cushions.
15:45 Throw whoopee cushion at
office minions. WHEEE! PARP!
15:46 Think. About work, mostly.
And a little bit about sharks. (Did I mention how cool they
16:03 Thought long enough. Look at shark book
16:33 Office minion brings readers Tree-House
pictures. Lots of great stuff. Our readers are really
16:44 Pick Tree-House pictures for the week. A
tough job, since they're all so good.
16:53 Mrs. Editor calls. Must bring home
16:54 Mrs. Editor calls again to remind me that
she said 'milk' and not 'books about sharks'. As
if anybody can have too many shark books?!?
17:00 Leave work. Already can't wait for 9:00
So, that's a typical day for me, readers! It's hard
work, but fun... er... apart from the bruised bottom bits. If
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