Nope, I'm not Peter Pan.
Flying is a newspaper term. Actually, I wasn't able to find out the etymology of the word. Perhaps it's because it's the step where you move the papers through the air from one place to another, as opposed to running them through a machine. (definition "to move or be sent through the air")
So, at work, the papers come off the press in piles like you see here. They feed right to left at the bottom, are carried up the left side, and come out on the stainless table from left to right.
Someone has to take those piles, straighten them better, and place them on carts to be taken to the inserting machine.
Yesterday and today, I got to fly the papers! It's harder than you might imagine, and I only did a moderately good job. Hopefully, I'll get better. The stacks need to be really neat so they are pretty much ready to go in the inserter.
Learn something new, yeah!
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