This is hilarious. I just recently and accidentally discovered that a short blurb I had written on Father’s Day eight months ago had been published by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, one of the top newspapers in the country, for Father’s Day around that time.
Except that the editors took a lot of liberties with my piece and turned my point into completely something else. I could barely recognize it when I saw it and I wouldn’t have, if my name hadn’t been next to the blurb.
I had actually sent the blurb to the newspaper in response for their call for submissions at that time. But they didn’t get back to me, I was in Beijing then and couldn’t get the newspaper, and seemed like my parents had missed it when it came out. So I figured it hadn’t made it. Then I found its doppelganger today in the newspaper’s website. Was absolutely stunned when I saw it. And incredibly amused.