Retrieving today’s newspaper I immediately noticed its bulk. After reading the usual sections of interest (headlines, local, opinion, obits and comics) during breakfast, it crossed my mind to weigh this prize catch to see if it would qualify as the largest non-Sunday edition. Out came the digital bathroom scales purchased five years ago for the purpose of checking weight gain of our newborn puppies. (accurate to 1/10 of a pound)
News, sports, business, entertainment and classifieds – 1 lb.
All the adverts for tomorrow’s holiday shopping start – 4 lbs.
We have a winner! (the pulpwood industry)
(FYI – I weighed 156 lbs. At 5′ 11″ I probably won’t hear any words of sympathy, but that’s the most I’ve ever weighed.)