Sunday, March 02, 2008
Newspaper Reading Habits
In the Sunday paper, the engagement and wedding announcements can be found between the Senior View and Dear Abby in the Living Section. I guess that would be a better location than in the classifieds. Each Sunday I read them all, interested in where they went to school, what they majored in and what they are doing now for a job. We have a lot of guys going to college and then ending up in construction, or women working as teachers or in banks. It's a 50% chance that what they went to school for, is what they end up doing. I have always read these announcements, just like I read obituaries, it's that glimpse into other's lives that intrigue me and make me wonder the hows and whys of what we do and where we end up. I envy the engaged with the happily ever afters that they will have to muddle through and I envy the deceased with their family's tributes. It's not all envy when you can read between the lines and imagine what life will be like for those starting out and the hard lives that the obituary hints at. Just another novel look at life through my musing eyes. What section of the paper do you always read?