Soggy newspaper

Last weekend, the paper didn’t show at my apartment. I don’t usually make a fuss about it, since I work at the newspaper and can always get another copy there. And half the time I discover it in some hidden spot under a step or in a recycling bin.

Besides, it was exceptionally snowy and there were apparently problems at the plant, so few of my coworkers got the paper that morning. I figured it might be delivered later in the day or with the next day’s paper. It never was.

Or so I thought. Yesterday, a full week later, I found it in a receding snowbank. Frozen solid.

To add insult to injury, it happened to be the issue wrapped in the Christmas card from my carrier. (We’ll ignore for a moment the irony of having a French Christmas card wrapped around an English paper, especially since many carriers distribute more than one paper.)

It took a few hours to thaw out, and it’ll be a few days until it dries. Even though I picked up another copy of that day’s paper, I’m kind of curious if I’ll be able to read it.

3 thoughts on “Soggy newspaper

  1. Jean Naimard

    This is the reason why I cancelled my subscription to La Grosse Praïsse (le quotidien français le plus épais d’Amérique) 20 years ago; it would consistently arrive soaked whenever it was raining.

    How hard is it to aim for the newpaper holding brackets on the mailbox from the other side of the street???

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  2. ladyjaye

    Actually, La Presse now bags the paper in winter-time. My neighbor is a subscriber, and her copy is always in one piece, not all soaked, even though it’s left on our building’s doorstep.

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