I have the hockey puck.
I do this often. Buy a loaf or boule of French or Italian bread from a bakery, or in this case, from my fish market. Bring it home in deeeeelight. Tear off an end and love it’s true taste. Have toast with it the next morning.
Then I throw it away because it becomes as hard as a rock. I never remember any loaf of Italian bread my grandmother bought going full granite – maybe they ate it faster than I can or did they store it in a way I don’t?
I Googled the problem and I got so many different answers, I figure none is right. Most said wrap in plastic wrap to keep moisture in. I have a “bread box”, a drawer in the kitchen I use to store the bread because I didn’t want something on the counter, but it does milk thing to preserve the bread.
So what is the answer, other than (a) stop buying the damn bread or (b) eat it much faster so it doesn’t go stale?