So we'll start today shall we?
A couple of months ago I wrote a post about signing up with Aussie Farmers Direct. One of the perks I got at the time was a subscription to The Age newspaper Thursdays to Sundays.
Now newspaper delivery is nothing special of course...unless it comes wrapped Aussie style! This is not only applicable to The Age, but the local freebie paper as well. And I suspect every other available newspaper!
It's all rolled up and wrapped in clingwrap...
This is when things get a little tricky...there is definitely an art to getting to the paper itself. You see, the paper isn't rolled first and then wrapped up nice and snug like a newborn in a receiving blanket. The Aussies go all out and wrap the whole paper with the clingwrap.
War then starts with this clingwrap. First mission to accomplish before moving on, is finding the end. This means that finding the end and then attempting to rip it off from the paper only causes frustration...this being simply because the wrap has been torn and you're left with a long piece of wrap...and the paper still nice and snug.
So...the trick is to find the join at one end of the paper and carefully unstick it all down the length of the paper...then carefully unrolling the paper from the wrap.
But it's not only that. Of course it isn't. You didn't think that was it did you? Moving on...the paper isn't rolled one way. Nope. It's rolled one way and then just when you get to the end...it's rolled in the complete opposite direction!
Fuuuurther to that...I have a
My solution to the bi-fold impossible to read newspaper?
Problem is by the time the paper is flat enough to my quirky satisfactory flatness that makes it possible for me to read...3 days have passed and the news is either already old or I've seen it on telly! In this case, the paper is put straight into a bag ready to recycle to the local pet shop.
Needless to say I won't be renewing the subscription when it runs out.
Bet you never thought you'd read a blog post about a rolled up newspaper ;-)
Have a great weekend!