You know you live in a small town when the print edition of your local newspaper has this main headline – “Ravens picking on sage grouse.” You have to see it to believe it!
Yes, it IS true. I have seen those rascally ravens pick a magpie to death. They caw and fly in herds that darken the sky,
BUT HEADLINES???????? THE LEAD STORY??????
I mean, on page three is a REAL story, “Voters in California contemplate forming a new state.” Now that is getting closer to REAL news! Even the Washington Post covered that story! Wouldn’t covering California secession make a better lead story than ravens raiding roosts?????
This newspaper has a circualtion of 63,000 in FIVE COUNTIES!!! (Suddenly, I feel like a redneck.)
From time-to-time I can’t stand this high school style rag, so I stop paying whatever outrageous fee it charges for a subscription. A couple of my neighbors now share a copy with me – three on a match.
Following this system, I sometimes don’t get the paper for days at a time because I am at the end of the pecking order.
I can’t believe I just said “pecking order!”