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Paper Chasing - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
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Paper Chasing
OK, so I get the Sunday paper delivered, mostly for the coupons. (Technically, I get Thursday through Sunday, even though I only pay for Saturday and Sunday, and only really want Sunday-- it's confusing, I know.)

I didn't get my paper last Sunday, so I phoned for redelivery Monday. It was too late for it to be delivered Monday, so they'd send it Tuesday.

Tuesday: No Sunday paper.

I spoke to someone Tuesday, who said oh, that automated system doesn't work in your area. (Nice to know!) She promised to call the carrier and send one out.

Wednesday: No Sunday paper.

Wednesday I spoke to someone else, who assured me I'd have my Sunday paper Thursday morning.

Today: I received a Wednesday paper with my Thursday paper.

I phoned again. "I'm so sorry, we'll have a supervisor drop off your Sunday paper right away."

A few moments ago: I just received a second Thursday paper.

This isn't the first time I've had trouble with the Gainesville Sun, but it's probably the best-documented.

Now, I'm a pretty patient person, but this is pushing the boundries of even my patience.

HELLO, IT'S A NEWSPAPER. I WANT THE ONE MARKED "SUNDAY," PLEASE. HOW DIFFICULT CAN THAT BE?

Poll #1011696 The Paper Chase!

I'm taking bets-- what happens next?

They'll deliver the Sunday paper today!
1(5.6%)
They'll deliver some other day's paper today!
4(22.2%)
They'll deliver something else completely, like a pizza, or some crayons!
6(33.3%)
They'll deliver something (anything) to your neighbor (again)!
2(11.1%)
They won't deliver anything and may put a hit on you.
5(27.8%)

I'm feeling all kinds of: Gimme some paper
What I hear: Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin'

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servermonkey From: servermonkey Date: June 28th, 2007 05:22 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hm. One would think simple instructions would be easy enough to follow.

Take, for example, the genius that blocked the entire driveway of a local elementary school--right in FRONT of the sign in large red letters that read: PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAY.

It annoyed me to no end this morning.
simply From: simply Date: June 28th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC) (permalink)
wow, thats crazy.... i deliver the newspaper mon-sat where i live (western MA, a small town with no traffic lights) and there isnt that problem. the trick to getting the paper is to find out the carriers phone number, and bug the shit out of them. seriously. the people that deliver the newspaper are a very strange breed of people... lots of people that cant hold down "normal" jobs and dont like to interact with the public.

i do it because i have 400 customers and make almost 2K a month tax free (its one of those loophole jobs like babysitting)

so next time you call find out the carriers phone number, so you can call them sunday night and get one before they are all recycled.
curiouscat2 From: curiouscat2 Date: June 29th, 2007 02:22 am (UTC) (permalink)

no paper ..... no paper hats

i share in your frustration.
try living 25 miles out of town (G'ville)
they claimed that some one was driving by and stealing the paper.

I asked " And how do you know this " I live in BFE !!!!!

i found out that I was on the end of a route and if the papers were a miss count I got shorted.

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