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Open Up Your Complaint Department!

January 29, 2013

Every year for over 25 years my breakfast has not been complete without opening up and reading The Wall Street Journal.

It has changed over the years...oh editorially, picture-wise, layout-wise you name it. But one thing remained constant up until about a year or so ago and then bingo, the joy of my morning Wall Street Journal evaporated! You can't fold it! You try turning the pages and they don't do it! They don't turn over! I puzzled about this problem with the paper trying to make it into a shape that I can handle while I am having my morning coffee. Guess what? They've made the paper thinner. And as they made it thinner it's harder and harder to read at the breakfast table. Shame on The Wall Street Journal! They oughta' apologize to me or at least given me an opportunity to pay an extra few pennies to have a newspaper that I can fold and read in a gentlemanly sort of way in the morning.

Well, that's just another 'gibbism' about getting old and trying to stay current.

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