Daily Game, Where is my Newspaper?

“Dear Subscriber, timely payment is always appreciated. Do not respond to this email.”

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On rainy days I do not attempt to look for my newspaper on a small lawn unless I have on full inclement weather gear on including my Wellingtons. The search could take a while.

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I have fetched ragged pages of the local gazette hanging limp from tree branches, trying to clog my neighbor’s gutter, or hidden beneath the arbor vitae.

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My Terrier companion is not a soggy paper Retriever (I might like one if it were a breed of dog). She likes the top of the sofa for look-out and next to the pillows for nap-out. Rain is not for a pampered pooch.

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“Hello Circulation Department.”

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” Since I pay by direct bank draft you’ll extend my subscription?”

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“That’s forward-looking of you. I buy a newspaper, or have already paid for a newspaper, so I might read it today. ”

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“Nothing you can do?”

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I drove into town. I recall stating it is a down-pour. There are no drive-thru’s for newspapers. All the newspapers are sold out from those little chained-down boxes.

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The daily game of finding my newspaper has morphed into “find a newspaper anywhere”. This is too much angst for one day.

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So, I drove-thru for coffee and a dozen donuts. Not the same as a newspaper but I couldn’t let my Terrier down now could I?

c. Lemuel

09 June 2018

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