The kids go through a lot of bread. During this March Break, I'm pretty sure they went through three loaves.
We keep the active loaf in the fridge, and when it's winding down, I spring into action. My job is to eat the two end pieces. If I don't, they get tossed, and I hate the idea of chucking two pieces from every loaf just because they're end pieces.
I usually throw them in the toaster, add a little butter and take 'em down. I've come to prefer the end pieces. That's my job.