In the wee early hours of the Monday-Friday morning, I leave my backyard and walk several steps to get the paper at the above vending machine. 80% of the time, I have mail to post, as well. So, it’s a 2-bird-1 stone deal.
But sometimes I forget (it is awfully early) to do these chores in my backyard, but never fear. There are plenty of opportunities to take care of business between home and work.
I work in downtown
In the city, there is a newspaper machine every other block, and every 3rd block is a mail box. But I prefer to be expedient and drop mail and get the news in one location. Unlike lovely
But the ultimate is when they are right next to each other (above). Drop a letter in the blue box, drop coins in the yellow box, pull the paper, and on my way. It’s a satisfying sense of efficiency, and, in the end, it’s the simple things in life that seem to matter most.