"I want my two dollars!!!!!"


A friend of mine has a fifteen year old daughter who works a paper route. The family is going away this coming weekend and I offered to take over the route while they were gone. Early this morning I drove the kid through her rounds so that I would have at least a vague clue of what I was doing come this weekend. Here are my initial thoughts:

1. Damn! Three o’clock comes twice a day?

2. Motion sensor lights are a good thing.

3. So are circular driveways.

4. Waking someone’s dog in the middle of the night is not a good thing.

5. Neither are skunks, especially when camped out underneath a deck. (In case you are reading this, Mrs. Mullis, that is why you did not get your newspaper this morning.)

6. Tip your paperboy/girl/woman. Generously.

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About R.J. Keller

R. J. Keller is the author of Waiting For Spring. An avid independent movie enthusiast, she was Managing Editor of The Movie Fanatic website and created episodes of the writer-centric YouTube series, Inside The Writers' Studio, with author Kristen Tsetsi. She co-hosted Book Chatter with Stacey Cochran from 2011-2014. She lives in Central Maine with her family, where she enjoys gardening, collecting geeky memorabilia, and watching other people cook. View all posts by R.J. Keller

One response to “"I want my two dollars!!!!!"

  • hoosiertoo

    Had two very large paper routes when I was a lad – 150+ daily’s and 200 plus Sundays in the morning and 80+ daily’s in the evening.

    All done on bicycle before and after school.

    It paid for my first English Racer. (Damn! I’m old!)

    As an adult, I had a motor route. It paid for groceries. Nowadays it would mostly pay for gas.

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