I help Hubby with his paper route on the weekends. Friday Night and Saturday Night I’m at the newspaper office helping him get the inserts ready for the Sunday paper. It’s a lot more involved than you might think . . the TV listings and part of the ads are one set and the comics and the other part of the ads are the second set. You put them together on Friday night. On Saturday night you get the classified ads and the Sunday paper. Add those two parts to the two parts you did on Friday night and you have a Sunday paper. Pretty labor intensive and having a second body means that Hubby gets the papers delivered and is back home before daylight.
Another part of the job is the Shoppers Extra – a free set of grocery ads for customers that don’t get a Sunday paper. These have to be delivered by 12 noon on Sunday. I usually deliver these on Saturday morning. As a matter of fact, I just got home from this weeks delivery.
I’ve been helping Hubby with this for about 3 months now. It’s not too bad now that the weather is nice. It was rough when it was really cold outside.
But the most interesting part of the job is seeing what’s going on in Smalltown after midnight. I never realized there was so much going on after dark. The bars are all doing a booming business . . . and they seem to be much busier now that the weather is warmer.
Then there are the people that are up at all hours of the night. You’d think that most people would be asleep at 2 or 3 in the morning. Nope, they’re up. Watching TV. On the computer. Going places. I pass a McDonald’s on my way to deliver papers. I know that McDonald’s is open 24 hours a day but I wondered how much business they really did. There’s always a line at the drive thru and it’s not a typically busy part of town.
I love to people watch so this is a great source of amusement for me. Makes it almost worth getting up in the middle of the night to throw papers.