Credit must be given where credit is due.
Friday, when I called to report my lack of progress to George, he was absent from his post. Instead I spoke with Janice. She promised to "escalate" matters. While I was imagining, with no small degree of gratification, the launching of missiles in the direction of my deliveryperson, I received a call from Benson. Benson requested my continued patience while the new person learned his route. Given what I estimated to be his start time and the fact he was running three hours late when he reached me, I held little confidence in his picking things up quickly, but I assented. Benson said he would stress that the importance of getting us our paper by 6:00. (I would have preferred 5:30 but I held my tongue.)
Saturday the paper arrived sometime between 6:02 and 6:30. Sunday, it arrived at 10:30 -- but I put this down to some system-wide collapse for when I called to yowl, all lines were busy. Monday the paper arrived about the same time as Saturday, and today it reached us at 5:50, so I even had it to peruse at breakfast. (It was accompanied by a bonus Chronicle, from May 30. I have no idea what that's about, but I -- and our recycling bag -- accepted it.) So I won't be switching to The New York Times after all. This is just as well. I had planned to save that for retirement when I will have time to acutally read it.
Causes Bob Levin Supports
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, ACLU, PEN, Berkeley Emergency Food & Housing Project.