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Martin: You must pay for the book in its entirety.
Patron: The coffee only stained a few pages, it’s still readable.

Martin: That’s good. Because now it’s yours.
Patron: If I was reading a book and turned to this page, it wouldn’t bother me.

Martin: That’s good to hear.
Patron: Then why do I owe you money?

Martin: Because most reasonable people won’t touch a book with a brown stain.


4 thoughts on “152”

  1. sue says:

    Oh the things that are returned to the library. CDs that have been dropped in the mud, books that have been chewed on, odoriferous DVDs, books full of sand, and my personal favorite….the DVD case with 2 live bedbugs.

    1. Laura says:

      The book that comes back from an in-system library with a few pages obviously falling out, but no “damage noted” slip. Also, I hate processing returns from heavy smokers.

  2. notStanley says:

    oh, why, are some folk so reluctant to own up to their mistakes? just accept it, pay up, and move on.

  3. Elliot says:

    So many people want to get away with something. Again, I think we all know someone who is blatantly getting away with a lot of very bad things…

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