The Bad Paper Boy.

february_23rd_1908_boys_selling_newspapers_on_brooklyn_bridgeA trick I played a few times as a “shitboy” was to put yesterday’s newspaper inside of today’s cover and back page.
I would do it on a Friday and hope the people I fooled would forget about it over the weekend.
I would make sure that I was running late with the newspapers and hand them out just as the knock-off bell went
I preferred to play the trick on people who caught trains like John Elsdon.
They would settle down in their seat, read the first page (in John Elsdon’s case he would start on the back page).
As soon as they turned to page three.
Bingo! They would be reading yesterday’s old news….

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