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What To Do When Your Newspaper Falls Short

What To Do When Your Newspaper Falls Short

After searching through the newspaper, more than once this morning, for the most important section, I found it wasn’t there, so I rustled through the pages a forth time and had H do the same.

There was the front section, carrying everything from China’s falling space station to a candidate claiming election tampering in a nearby city election.

The Local and State section discussed storm damage study and mentioned Destin as the third best beach listed in Southern Living Magazine, along with a drowning, and fraud conspiracy in a town farther west.

The sports section…talked spots, and contained the classified ads and financial pages, but not the most important page. Nope. It wasn’t there.

I was not happy and said as much. I’m not going to pay as much as I do for a daily paper and be shortchanged.

I debated over calling the office and giving them a piece of my mind. Would there even be anyone there to answer my call on a Saturday morning? Would they rush me a full paper to my door containing all sections, or would they print an extra edition to be delivered this afternoon? I could only hope.

Seems like I wasn’t the only caller. They’d already had numerous calls this morning. Glad to know I’m not sitting by myself in the humorous section of the newspaper. The comic section sorta offsets the rest of the newspaper which tends to carry mostly depressing articles from around the world.

Of course, the newspaper office said it wasn’t their fault, saying it happened when they sent it off to print, and then blamed it on the next guy.

I wonder if they will include today’s comics in tomorrow’s edition. What a glorious day that would be if we would get a double dose of comics!

Here’s Zits for today in case you are addicted to the comic section and your paper also fell short.

Now I’m off to google the rest of my daily comics so I won’t be in withdrawal. Have a great day!


About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

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  1. I haven’t read the comics in years. Especially since the ones that I grew up with are no longer around. It really makes me miss that era where I waited for them every weekend.

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  2. We get a print version but the subscription comes with an on-line version too. There have been a few cases where due to weather it wasn’t delivered so we could view it on-line. I too like the paper myself but it’ll do in a pinch.

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  3. My favorite part of the newspaper too!! The only part to read! The rest can just be tossed because it’s just negative crap. Not even truth.

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  4. Haha! Zits is right-on about husbands and hollow gestures/offers… especially around dinner time 🙂

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  5. Love Zits, especially that one. We don’t get a three-dimensional newspaper anymore, only online. Which might be a bit more environmentally pure (if you don’t count the electricity we use reading digitally), but I do miss the comics.

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    • I think I can get the comics on our online version which comes with the subscription, but I like to be able to hold the paper! Kinda looks like books. Zits is my favorite. Reminds me of Andrew.



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