Dear Dallas Morning News,
Or as I call you on my blog when I write about something I have read there...DAM News. I am a subscriber from West, Texas. When I got my bill for this month and saw the $42 due I thought, oh they have made a mistake..I only pay one month at a time..If never occurred to me it was a rate increase, because I never received notification about an increase...TILL I GOT THE FECKING BILL. Excuse my caps and the fecking..But I'm ...well, I'm torn between feeling hurt, angry and betrayed...I haven't felt like this since my last boyfriend dumped me for a braces wearing 19 year old. (me being 45 at the time, I sorta took it personal)..which is how I'm taking this...personal..I have read the DAM News since 1976..Would have read it sooner, but I didn't live in Texas.
I've had home delivery since 1993 and for a short time couldn't afford the delivery but bought it as often as I could every day..What really pisses me off(please excuse the language but at 65 I have little need to impress anyone)
is not more than a month or so ago I had read in 'my DAM News' that another paper had gone under..I freaked.."Oh my, how terrible." I thought..."What if that happened to MY DAM News? That would be awful, I love my paper sooo much and just can't imagine life without getting up every morning and finding my DAM News on my porch. What would I do with out my DAM News".....gee...there I was worrying about losing the paper because they might go tits up...what I should have been worrying about is if my DAM News was thinking about me...Because once I started talking to 'DAM News folks' on the phone I began to see the ugly truth...You don't give a rats red 'butt' if I continue as a paying customer. I was told in a very polite and asskissing way...'.tough shit'...I was told I could get a discount but had to pay for the paper 3 months at a time..I'm a widow on social security $706 is what I get a month..I'm hard pressed to come up with the $20 every month as it is..but I do it...why?...I love my fecking DAM News. I quote the DAM News, I blog about it...my posts are DAM NEWS POST...Everyone knows what that means..the Dallas Morning (AM as in morning)Newspaper report aka yellowdoggranny style..Then they told me ..
'well..you can get just the weekend paper'.....Excuse the feck out of me???????????? what ...? Nothing happens m-f? What about during Football Season? the Friday spread, the Tuesday recap of the Monday game...????
I match wits with the sports casters every season against the spread..I have kicked their asses for the past 5 years them no picking buttorys....there goes a ritual of 15 years down the tubes..What about the crossword puzzles? I do 3 of them a day...I tried doing it on line..it sucks, it bites and it blows...Granted I can read the comics on line..but let me tell you ...that's not the same either..and did you even read your own comics?..did you read non sequitur today?...jeez, you guys are a piece of work..So after all this time...the one thing I look forward to each day(besides waking up) is gone..history..and not because I did anything wrong...I haven't been a bad ole board(well, I have but has NOTHING to do with me getting the paper.)
and being punished...nooooo, I'm being punished for being a loyal, faithful diligent reader for over 30 years...
You have done something that no one has done since the Dodgers left Brooklyn............you broke my fucking heart.
a friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself..jim morrison