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News Tribune subscribers, thanks for your patience

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Jan. 18, 2012 at 3:28 pm with 6 Comments »
January 18, 2012 3:28 pm

Subscribers: Our circulation department wants to pass along our thanks for your patience as our carriers try to deliver papers under often very hazardous conditions. We will be hitting the streets early Thursday morning in an attempt to get you your newspaper on time, but it may take some time – especially if you live in an outlying area. Again, we appreciate your understanding as we deal with a very unusual weather event.

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  1. troublemaker says:

    Our paper has been arriving on time/early (before 5:00 am) despite the weather. Our delivery person is awesome.

  2. trekontenner says:

    despite being late this morning, our carrier went one step further and handed the paper to my wife instead of throwing it in a mini-snow bank. Too bad the TNT can’t give a bonus to him. And it’s kinda hard to tip at Christmas when you never see these people who deliver in the dark.

  3. flyingdutchman says:

    When I was a paperboy for 3 1/2 years for the Seattle P-I, I was always unseen and unheard, and it affected the tips I could have received for the excellent service I gave. I never threw my papers into or onto a wet area, nor did I put them where they could get damaged. The days of the paperboy/girl on a bike with a bag on his/her back are long gone.

  4. As a kid, I could hardly wait to be 12 & 1/2 so I could get a Seattle PI paper route. Until the day before I reported to US Army Basic Training at Fort Ord, CA, I always had at least 2 paper routes every morning, and sometimes subbed for others on who went on vacations. Mornings became easier when at 16 I got my first Honda scooter to deliver with. I liked the morning routes as they allowed me to maintain an active teenage social life and still make money. I’m very proud of this work and both of my sons have also had paper routes when they were growing up. Although it may seem a thankless job when most customers only see their carrier when he comes to collect each month, from the experience responsibility and a strong work ethic is learned that pays personal and financial dividends throughout one’s working career.

  5. bigman98 says:

    It’s 11:30AM and still have not received my paper.

  6. Ashford98304 says:

    Yeah, I’ve been waiting for the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday papers–am I patient or what? Actually, no, but we went to the store and they haven’t received any either ha ha

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