"Thought you might like my way of telling what day of the week it is," wrote Slice reader Tim Gaines. "I retired two and a half years ago at age 53 (yes, I planned it right). After a while I started to lose track of what day it was until I started using the newspaper as a guide. Not the dates printed on the paper but the paper itself."
Here's his system.
Sunday: Needs a wheelbarrow to bring it in. (Well, at certain times of year anyway.)
Monday: Paper seems to consist of about four pages.
Tuesday: No advertising inserts.
Wednesday: Grocery store advertising inserts.
Thursday: Hardware store advertising inserts.
Friday: (Gaines suggested I invite readers to weigh in on this one.)
Saturday: "I know it's Saturday because my still-working wife is still in the house when I get out of bed."