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24 May 2010 @ 10:24 am
Worse than losing a library book that I enjoyed is losing a library book that I found painfully dull. Because I'm going to pay for it, and then in a few weeks, I'll find it, and then I'll have to figure out what to do with the damn thing, which is not, by any means, worth keeping around.
I'm feeling: annoyedannoyed
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ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on May 24th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
I could! I'm actually most likely to return it to the library if/when it turns up, even if I've already paid for it, they might as well have ti back.
metagnatmetagnat on May 24th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
That's what I was going to suggest. Then they can buy a better book with your money, and what really happened is that you bought a better book for the library.
ceelove on May 24th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
It's a public library thing? I'd wait a few weeks, then, for it to turn up. I find the overdue fees to be negligible (honestly, I have to prod them to let me pay up), and the worst that happens is the book doesn't turn up and you pay for it later instead.
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on May 24th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
It's possible that I've tried this technique already ... :)
Cute Signing Geologist Musician Diver: Seattlepiemancer on May 24th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
I lost and paid for a library book once. I left it at the laundromat, or something. After reading it, i presume, the responsible finder turned it in for me.

The library gave me my money back, and I didn't even have to ask them for it. :)

But then, Seattle is awesome.