I will tell you a secret from my television news days.

M-O-S was on my short list of duties I disliked as a reporter. M-O-S is a news acronym for MAN ON THE STREET. Whenever there’s a breaking news story in a neighborhood or another location a news producer may ask a reporter to find, and interview a MAN ON THE STREET to get reaction to the story.

Let’s be clear. I didn’t dislike talking to people as I loved that part of my job. I disfavored the rejection…especially if I was under deadline. Sometimes, folks may not want to talk because of fear, shyness, or time. But, these interviews make the story. And on many cold and hot days it seemed I was on my way to striking it out…

… Then it happened. After ten NOs. I’d approach a MAN ON THE STREET who was willing to…

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About my2twobits

I am a 40+ male PR executive from India. I have deliberately kept my identity hidden so that I can freely, frankly open my heart and share my feelings about people I know from work and outside. Hope you enjoy the resulting emotional free-flow in my posts. I do fear and dread the day when my identity is disclosed and I may be forced to totally delete this blog, unless of course a publisher comes with an interesting offer ;)

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