Newspaper originally uploaded by James Yu
Last week’s poll asked about your bagel preference. I must admit that I’m a bit surprised that so many people responded with “Everything” bagels as their favorite. Here I thought I was special–nope.
Anyway, this week’s poll comes following my discovery that entirely too many small mom and pop shops/cafes are just not open on Sundays. Take for instance Morning Glory’s Bakery Cafe in Rosemount. I drove by Caribou and Starbucks (I have never been in one and I never plan to go there) on the way to this place specifically so I could support a mom and pop shop. But, as I and at least 5 others found out as we approached the door this morning, they just are not open on Sundays. Now, I guess it makes sense for restaurants to close at least one day a week but Sunday? Seriously? The day when everyone and their mother wants a coffee and a snack…you know, THE money maker day for Perkins. So why close? Ugh.
Anyway, after being disappointed with Morning Glory’s, I headed over to Caribou and sat down with a copy of the Pioneer Press (I bought it for the coupons as The Wife wants them) and began reading. Honestly, it was such a hassle I couldn’t even bring myself to make it more than about 10 minutes before I set it down, in complete disarray, and opened up Google Reader and read my news in a much more organized and interesting way.
I realize newspapers are for everyone, but 99% of what was in there did not appeal to me in the least. Nor do I understand the interest people have in flipping, folding, and fighting with a medium that is so bulky and filled with fliers that you cannot possibly enjoy what you’re doing. Yuck. But I realize that plenty of other people, especially those who were born last century, love to read the paper as part of their morning–especially Sunday, you know, at the coffee shops which are closed–rituals.
Still Read the Newspaper?
- Yes (59.0%, 22 Votes)
- No (30.0%, 11 Votes)
- What's a newspaper? (11.0%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 37
So I need to know…do you still read the newspaper and why? What is it that makes it worthwhile for you? Perhaps you’re like me and just don’t get the entire thing and would rather read via the web. So whatever you have to say about reading the newspaper go ahead, comment on and then feel free to check out our expired polls in the archive or read through the previous posts about polls here.