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12/15/2003
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home delivery of the New York Times

Hi, I'd like to get home delivery of the New York Times

I DELIVER YOUR PAPER THROUGH
RAIN, SNOW, OR SHINE. TO MAKE
SURE YOU GET YOUR NEW YORK
TIMES.

KEEPING YOU UP ON
"CURRENT EVENTS"
AND ANSWERING QUESTIONS
THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

LIKE WHY ARE WE FIGHTING
THIS CRAZY WAR?
AND KILLING OUR SOLDIERS
WE CAN'T COUNT ANYMORE!

I'LL DELIGHTFULLY ACCEPT TIPS
OF "APPRECIATION"
SINCERE THANKS IN ADVANCE
FOR YOUR "PARTICIPATION"

THANK YOU
YOUR
"PAPERBOY"



This was the typed note we received from our newspaper delivery fellow this morning (spelling, formatting unchanged).
Normally we tip the newspaper fellow, but this year he's been a bit of a pain in the ass.
The beginning of the year we didn't get a paper for about 3 months straight - which was fun because I got to call the NYT every time for a credit.
"Oh, I see you didn't get a paper last weekend either… and let's see… and the weekend before that… and oh, my…"

Our old delivery guy brought the paper into the building and left it by our door. We gladly tipped him every year.
Then this joker comes along. No papers. The NYT finally says that he needs someone to give him a key to his building, which I do.
Doesn't help.
He still leaves them on the sidewalk outside the building. The sidewalk. If someone doesn't wake up early and grab them, they'll be gone.

Thanks jackass!

So, I don't know what we'll do with this whole tip the newspaper guy. Part of me wants to just tip him (less) and get it over with and wish him a happy Christmas. The other part wants to screw him out of a few bucks because of his lousy service (hence, why we tip anyway).
I think I'll just forget about it until it's too late.


maybe "that doesn't make sense" was supposed to have parantheses around it - maybe that was really a note to himself
»tams ||  12/14/2003 ||  10:59:34 PM
note to self: that doesn't make sense

self: remember to revisit paragraph two
»tams ||  12/14/2003 ||  11:00:03 PM
more notes to self: go ahead and let "crazy war" theme stand - focus more on appreciation & participation concepts
»tams ||  12/14/2003 ||  11:01:19 PM
tip him with an obscure piece of robot wisdom. he'll thank you for it, i'm sure.
»nate ||  12/15/2003 ||  10:38:55 AM
never mind the tip, I'll give him the whole thing!
»biggus dickus ||  12/15/2003 ||  12:40:45 PM



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