Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The End of the Paper Chase

The saga of the missing newspapers seems to have ended, with a result that is good for everyone concerned. I have received my Democrat-Gazette every morning for a little over a week, now.  And no newspaper carriers lost their jobs, which makes me happy.  I would hate to be the cause of someone losing a job in this economy, which is why I hung on as long as I did and didn't cancel my subscription.

The carriers are a girl and her husband, and I became convinced that one or the other of them was leaving the paper at the wrong apartment.  They were insistent, to the District Manager, that they were delivering the paper every day, and she obviously believed them, and when I proved to myself that no one was stealing the paper every couple of days, I decided that one of them was leaving the paper at the wrong building.  These apartment buildings all look exactly alike and the apartments are all  numbered  1 through 12.  So, if one of the carriers left the paper at my apartment one day, and the other one left it at #9 of the  building next door, the result would be that I would get my paper one or two days in a row and then not get it the next day or two.

I don't know for a fact that this is what happened, but it would explain why the paper was there sporadically. Anyway, I'm glad it's resolved, however it happened.

Now, I can concentrate on being irritated by Miss Potty Mouth next door and Drunk and Disorderly upstairs.  At least, it'll be a change.

Stay tuned.  


Olga said...

Your theory does make sense. I am glad you get your paper, though. Reading the news on a computer over morning coffee is just not the same.
I find there is always something annoying around so your good for more posts.

Anonymous said...

i miss the harrison paper on line. they have started refusing to post any thing except head lines unless you pay. I may call and find out how to pay for the paper on line since the carroll co,. one isn't any ood except to use in the out house and it is hard to use the computer one for that.lol patsy

Arkansas Patti said...

So happy it is settled and like you said, no one lost their job.
Laughed at your description of the neighbors. I envy your situation when something needs fixed, but now I remember why I own in the country.

NitWit1 said...

Glad the saga of the missing newspaper is solved. Our local paper has gone digital with the quirkiest requirements. You buy a print edition and get digital edition free. If you buy digital edition you still pay same price a print edition.

Hmmm....I think I am getting dizzy explaining this. It is a new trend in save print news editions which are becoming relic.

NitWit1 said...

glad the saga of the lost newspaper seems solved.

Our local print newspaper has gone digital, the latest trend, which was free. NO MORE.

If you pay for a print edition you get the digital edition free. If you only want digital edition you still pay for the print edition subscription price.

hmmm I think I am getting dizzy with this rigamorole.

Sister--Three said...

Glad you are getting the paper. I pay for the paper...and give Fleta the password so she can read on line. Don't tell!