Among the scores of things we trimmed last year in a bid to save whatever we could, I was silly enough to cancel my newspaper subscription and turn to the always available, always free, online news.
And what a time to get news online, instantly as they are made around the world. For a news nerd like me, it was so exciting to be able to read the latest breaking news on my phone wherever I was! Then started the pop up ads. So many that reading the news articles became like navigating my way through a labyrinth puzzle 😆. Yes, I’ve heard about ad blockers, but so have the news websites. Had to deactivate them to read my news!
And, Little did I know, every time i read an article, the website cookies was counting them 🤣. Slowly and steadily, I was not able to read most news articles which interested me. I started skipping a day in between my news readings, even alternating between 2 different local news websites 🤣🤣🤣.
What I didn’t realise is that I slowly got so tired of it all that I stopped reading the news for days together. And then, it happened. My local paper guy called me with an offer- I jumped on it !
And today, there it was, my first physical newspaper in almost a year! My joy at getting to enjoy the combo of my morning winter breeze, a steaming hot cup of masala chai, and my newspapaer is incomparable! Me not going back to it earlier is pure stupidity on my part!
How much ever we progress to the Eworld, the simple pleasure of being able to turn a page while trying to juggle your hot tea, is never going to come online!