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Weirdness magnet

Woke up very early this morning to find a young man parked in front of the house. On the hood of his car, he has a large stack of USA Today newspapers and he is methodically going through the stack and tearing off top right corner from all the front pages. He works his way through the stack, puts the torn corners on the driver seat, walks the stack of cornerless papers to his trunk. He walks around to the passenger side, grabs another stack and starts the whole process again.

No idea what that was about.

20 comments to Weirdness magnet

  • Newspaper sellers don’t return the entire paper if it doesn’t sell, just a portion of the front page (like the practice with book sales of ripping off the front cover). That would be my guess…

  • Newspaper sellers don’t return the entire paper if it doesn’t sell, just a portion of the front page (like the practice with book sales of ripping off the front cover). That would be my guess…

  • Newspaper sellers don’t return the entire paper if it doesn’t sell, just a portion of the front page (like the practice with book sales of ripping off the front cover). That would be my guess…

  • Newspaper sellers don’t return the entire paper if it doesn’t sell, just a portion of the front page (like the practice with book sales of ripping off the front cover). That would be my guess…

  • Newspaper sellers don’t return the entire paper if it doesn’t sell, just a portion of the front page (like the practice with book sales of ripping off the front cover). That would be my guess…

  • At a guess, those were unsold copies of yesterday’s newspapers. He was topping them – removing the price tag/barcode bit – so they can be reported as unsold. Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body. That’s how it used to work with Irish papers, anyway.

    • Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body.

      Ah, nice. I think I’ll do that with some things in my trunk as well.

  • At a guess, those were unsold copies of yesterday’s newspapers. He was topping them – removing the price tag/barcode bit – so they can be reported as unsold. Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body. That’s how it used to work with Irish papers, anyway.

    • Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body.

      Ah, nice. I think I’ll do that with some things in my trunk as well.

    • Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body.

      Ah, nice. I think I’ll do that with some things in my trunk as well.

  • At a guess, those were unsold copies of yesterday’s newspapers. He was topping them – removing the price tag/barcode bit – so they can be reported as unsold. Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body. That’s how it used to work with Irish papers, anyway.

  • At a guess, those were unsold copies of yesterday’s newspapers. He was topping them – removing the price tag/barcode bit – so they can be reported as unsold. Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body. That’s how it used to work with Irish papers, anyway.

    • Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body.

      Ah, nice. I think I’ll do that with some things in my trunk as well.

  • At a guess, those were unsold copies of yesterday’s newspapers. He was topping them – removing the price tag/barcode bit – so they can be reported as unsold. Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body. That’s how it used to work with Irish papers, anyway.

  • Fascinating. The things I learn!

  • Instead of returning the whole paper, they just remove the top and then recycle/dump the body.

    Ah, nice. I think I’ll do that with some things in my trunk as well.