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Say NO to drugs

June 27, 2013 - Ron Deuter
Here at the Daily News, we receive all sorts of phone calls from all types of people.

Weird questions, interesting requests, complaints, those thinking we are the New York Daily News — you name it, we’ve heard it all.

Or so I thought.

A younger-sounding woman phoned in around 6:30 this morning asking me if I knew what day it was. Not the date, as in June 27. She wanted to know if it was Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

I responded by asking if she was serious.

She said, “Yes, I am. I know this sounds weird, but I am sitting in the house watching TV, and I am trying to figure out what day it is.”

I suppose the newspaper would be the most trusted source to determine the day of the week. We do print it on our pages each day. So, I informed her that it was indeed Thursday.

“Thursday? Really?” she replied somewhat shocked. “It’s not Tuesday or Wednesday? It’s really Thursday?”


I wonder what her response would have been if I told her something other than a day of the week. Like when she asked what day it was, I respond with something like: Easter Bunny.

Or maybe I could have told her it is the day after yesterday.

Maybe I should have informed her we don’t use days of the week anymore because we are on the metric system.



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