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Dig a fifty foot trench or ask people for money? I chose the former and buried a hose out to a few raised beds in the back yard. If my plan works, the vegetables I care about (those stupid peppers will have to take care of themselves) will be watered when we're on vacation. Victoria had to go door-to-door collecting for her newspaper route. I can't believe people would interrupt her adorable patter with "not interested" and shut the door on her, but it happened! I only learned this by eavesdropping, since she wouldn't let me hang around any house where she was making her pitch.

Here's the next song that makes me happy, and it has to be this exact version. The regular This Land is Your Land makes me weepy for some reason. Usually if I have to sing it, I'm outside and the weather is hot so I can pretend the sun is in my eyes but it's really the song.

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simonator
Jun. 10th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
I'm confused. When I had a paper route, collecting didn't involve any more spiel than "Here's how much you owe me."
koralleen
Jun. 10th, 2011 08:40 am (UTC)
She delivers a free paper. Twice a year, they make her ask for subscription fees, which are voluntary. Her incentive is that while she earns four cents per free paper delivered, she earns seventeen cents per subscribed paper delivered. The only reason anyone would pay for a free paper is because a little kid comes to your door and asks you to--which is, I'm sure, why the paper prefers youth carriers.
simonator
Jun. 10th, 2011 08:45 am (UTC)
I would rather forgoe 13 cents a paper than ask strangers for money. Heck I hated asking people for the money that they already owed me. I tended to quit collecting for the month when I'd raised enough to pay for the papers.
koralleen
Jun. 10th, 2011 02:24 pm (UTC)
I am right with you on that point. I had one sales job in my life and I barely survived the two-week training period. As soon as we went to commission-based pay, I fled.
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