And you thought IT journos were sneaky . . .
A colleague was recently talking to an account manager from a well-known PR company. She finished talking about the client, then flippantly said "OK, you can turn the tape recorder off now." This was followed by an audible click and an "OK, it's off now!" from the PR person.
"You weren't really taping me were you," asked the disbelieving journo.
"Yes," the PR-type replied, "we tape all calls to journalists."