Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Newspaper Police Are On To Me...

Here's the situation...

Almost 1 year ago I noticed that the newspapers that are delivered to the building our clinic is in were still piled at the front door when I left for lunch. So, I began picking one up each morning when I arrived to work, and have so enjoyed reading my morning paper while finishing my coffee before the patients began to arrive.

A couple of months ago a sign was posted where the papers are dropped. It stated that the daily papers belonged to a certain office and to refrain from taking them unless you had paid for one.

There are two things that irritated me...

1. On their sassy little sign they spelled DAILY...DAILEY! I laughed and figured if they couldn't spell DAILY correct there's a very good chance they can't read either. So, the paper is of pretty much no use to them.

2. If I leave the clinic at lunch time and there are still a pile of newspapers when I return at 1:00 PM they are fair game. As far as I'm concerned the information I'm about to read is old news!

So, I've continued to steal the morning news.

Well, two days ago that certain office called our clinic and asked if we paid for a morning paper.


I told them no. Which wasn't a lie (since we weren't paying, we were stealing) and that was that.

I've resisted the urge to pick up a paper for the past two mornings since I'm pretty certain The Newspaper Police are on to me. I do have the Internet so I'm still in touch with what is going on in the world.

But, it really irritated me to return from lunch today to see a paper still sitting by the front door...All Alone! One lonely paper with no one to read it. The day halfway over and that poor paper just sitting there suffocating in it's plastic bag with OLD NEWS!

What do you think? Should I go steal it???


The Lining of My Life said...

Go steal it.....OR it could be bait tactic.....nah...go get it and enjoy your read

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

If there really are extras every day, I would totally keep stealing one. No need to waste it if you actually enjoy reading it.