Imagine a time when my AOL account was cutting edge and I was the only person on the bus that needed a cell phone. Even when an item like hummus (that wasn't as readily available outside of major cities and college towns as it is now) might not be available, I knew that this request, somehow, would be dutifully honored by every local promoter.
  1. One copy of the local newspaper of record for whatever city we were in.
    Closest city or County Paper was acceptable
  2. One copy of that day's New York Times