3320. But I know you are going to ask me why I didn’t just cancel three or four papers at a time, or even ten all at once. But when the number got up to thirty-five, how do you tell that to your route manager? He would have though I was crazy. And what would my father have thought about it?
No, it was better to just go on with the route so long as I was able
to manage to pay the weekly bill. It didn’t matter to me that I wasn’t
making any money; that I had to deliver the entire route for nothing.
But then I got to the point where I had forty extra papers a day,
and if I collected every house I was still five dollars short every
week. I got to forty extra papers a day on April 15.
3323. I remember the day very distinctly. I still remember that day because there was a sudden spell of very warm weather that lasted for a week. It started on April 8th and by the 15th all the snow in the entire city was gone, even the huge piles that the city snow-plows create at the corners of the streets were gone.