ROSEMARY ABBOTT | Culture
“AH, THANKS NANA”
Scott Tindell is in a bit of a dilemma.
It’s not that he’s struggling to deliver all the newspapers for his regular paper run, it’s just that his nana has knitted him a very distinctive jersey with red and yellow geometric shapes, nearly identical to the one this other paperboy wore in Dunedin 20 odd years ago.
As he prepared the papers in his bedroom before hopping on his bike, the 22 year-old explained his predicament to our reporters.
“I mean, I already get grief from my mates just for the fact that I’m an adult with a paper run in Dunedin. The jersey would just be like painting an even bigger target on my back. Feel bad for Nana, she doesn’t get why I don’t want to wear it. ”
Our reporters also spoke to his nana, Yvonne about the jersey she’d knitted for him.
“As long as my lovely grandson can stay warm on his paper run, then that’s all that matters. The Dunedin mornings get so cold. There was a young boy, I can’t remember his name, but he used to cover off the same streets Scott did. He always wore jerseys, but I can’t remember what happened to him,” explained Nana Yvonne, who was busy knitting the next bright jersey.
Our reporters asked Tindell if he was planning on potentially sporting the newly knitted jersey on his next round.
“I mean, I don’t want to upset Nana, but I’m not too sure how I’m meant to explain to her that I’m probably not going to be able to wear it without drawing suspicious attention to myself with her brightly coloured woollen jersey.”
“Anyway guys, I better shoot off. Probably start with Every Street.”
More to come.
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