Bad Luck Brandi: Black, white and read all over
This year at The Towerlight I started doing a paper route for circulation, as well as being news editor.
Previously when I thought of paper routes I envisioned having pig tails and riding a bike with a bell throwing papers tied in twine at people’s doors with a wide grin.
But distributing the paper has turned out to be far different and consists of loading the back of my Highlander with hundreds of papers, bundled in stacks of 50, parking illegally around Towson and running with armfuls of Towerlights.
I learned quickly that I should expect my hands to become black with newsprint by the end of a route, my car to have a slight scent of newsprint at all times and that I shouldn’t wear a white shirt unless I would like to look extra grungy.
The first day of classes, I was slightly nostalgic about it being my last first day of classes at Towson, and had an outfit picked out.
I even planned on putting makeup on and doing my hair.
Trust me, it’s a huge to-do.
But considering I had my first route before said classes, you can already guess I did not end up doing the above.
Instead I wound up sprinting to my first class in the tank top that had a slight grey undertone to it at that point, and some old yoga pants.
Not quite what I had hoped for, considering I’m pretty sure people probably questioned whether I bathe.
Someone even mistook a spot of newsprint ink on my chin for a bruise that had apparently been there for two classes before being pointed out.
I’ve learned to enjoy circulation now and just expect people in my classes to think that I don’t have any type of hygiene since they always see me after the route.