the paperboy always delivers

it’s a shame that there are no more paperboys – it’s now old chinese men driving around a station wagon with their wives in the back seat tossing the papers out the window. it was fun to have the whole pines as my route and go around collecting money every month. there was also jason gibbons’ family at the other end of lonetree that would never pay me. i would go to the house to collect and after ringing the bell, i could hear footsteps and people ssh’ing inside and never answer the door. of course, i would still deliver to the house because jason gibbons ran the pines for a few years and i didn’t want to get stuffed in a garbage can at school.

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