jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 21st June 2020
CORONABOBS ISOLATION DAY 96 – Diary of a Self-Isolator Friday 19th June 2020
One of the best jobs I have ever had was being a paperboy. The best was delivering Sunday morning newspapers 7.00am till 12.30pm for 4-5 years in the 1960s. The reason it was 4 hours is because I collected cash for the week’s paper bill. That’s what made it great meeting different people.
I then went on to open up a newsagent at 5.30am and make up rounds for the deliverers and get them out to them, before going on to my proper day job.
With such a history of the love of newspapers I found this letter interesting in the latest edition of “Yours” magazine.
I am the account manager for a newsagent in Newark, Notts and we have more than 2,000 customers to whom we deliver newspapers daily.
During the whole time of lockdown all our newspaper deliverers 90% of whom are teenagers have not let us down. We have taken on more than 200 new customers who have had to self-isolate.
I would like to pay tribute to the youngsters who turn up to deliver come rain or shine to make sure everyone gets their paper or magazine. They are all heroes in our eyes. The older generation especially are pleased that they have still been able to get their paper delivered to read with their breakfast.
We hear so much bad press about teenagers, but we have a great bunch of truly dedicated deliverers. – Christine Burgin, Notts
Tonight’s TV was excellent.
8.30 BBC 1 Jack Whitehall’s Father’s Day (Comedy)
9.00 BBC 1 The Other One (Comedy)
9.00 Channel 4 Celebrity Gogglebox (Comedy)
All highly recommended All was good comedy making us laugh out loud. That’s what you want of a Friday night.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY ESPECIALLY WHILST IN ISOLATION
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Nothing else has the power to calm, comfort, and care for you better than home.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich
Happiness is…delivering the morning newspaper
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
“I’m so good at sleeping, I can do it with my eyes closed!”
Love is…sometimes a vortex
5 Things To Be Grateful For During Lockdown/Coronavirus
We are grateful Lockdown gives us a time…
- A time to deliver newspapers…A time to read newspapers
- A time to deliver magazines…A time to read magazines
- A time to deliver newspapers…A time to collect the week’s paper money
- A time for newspapers…A time for online news
- A time to own a newsagent’s shop…A time to manage a newsagent’s shop
TOTAL STAIRWAY TO EVERST CLIMB CHALLENGE
DAY 76 17 Times – 153 Feet Cumulative Total 11,493 Feet
©2020 Phil M Robinson