Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A weird quirk I have

Everyday on my way to work I buy a copy of either the Akron Beacon Journal, or the Medina Gazette. When I buy the paper I never take the top copy because I think someone might have messed with it.

Of course, on most days, I only read the funnies. Someone pays me for the papers once a month.

8 comments:

Liquid said...

That's funny!

Pat Jenkins said...

well my friend we share the same quirk. for i will not take the top one either. usually because i think it is going to be in the worse shape though!!! but none the less i shuffle through them too!!!!

Amias said...

I have the same quirk when it comes to buying groceries, and will never buy bread that's out in the open, or eat at buffets. At one HEB in Houston, someone got mad at the store manager and sprinkled feces on the bread.

Oh how smart ... you realized your investment the minute you make it, so breaking even is better than nothing --- and getting the opportunity to enjoy your investment before passing it on --- I would say that's good business savvy! Tell me, do you discount the papers or do the person(s) pay you what you paid for it?

74WIXYgrad said...

Actually, what it is, is the person who has the office next to mine appreciates the fact that I bring a paper in and he gives me 5 dollars a month.

I had enough of paper routes when my offspring were growing up. They all delivered a once weekly paper. I got plenty of exercise delivering the paper to help them speed up the process. We did that, all told, for about 8 years.

Diamond said...

LOL..That is too funny!! I do the same thing. I usually go for the one dead smak in the middle.

74WIXYgrad said...

Diamond- Thanks for stopping by. I have added you to my link list and will keep up with your adventures in tryinh to lose weight.

Tim Lones said...

I'm in the habit when I am out running errands and need to get a bite to eat, I have to get at least one newspaper to read as I'm eating..Have to be doing something to keep my mind active..Usually the Canton Repository and Akron Beacon Journal and sometimes even the Cleveland Plain Dealer if it's available..As far as getting the top newspaper on a pile, I always thought that people that get the second newspaper off a pile were a bit odd..Its not like there are germs on the top paper or anything..I've been tempted to just touch the top of every paper in a pile so all couldnt escape my germs..lol

74WIXYgrad said...

Tim: To all of us who display irrational habits-You're evil(you know I'm just kidding)

Besides I get the paper that have my favorite comic strips.