Lending Books....

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  1. Sparky49

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    Why is it I lend my nice maths book, and it comes back in a notable worse condition?

    -_-

    My books are all pristine... Kind of a refined OCD if you like.

    Well, I guess that's the last time I lend a book. Whatever happened to returning something as you got it? Grrrr.
     
  2. MrChips

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    You're more lucky than me. When I lend books they don't come back.
     
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  3. alfacliff

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    I finally ot back one of my books and it now has several names in it.
     
  4. hexreader

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    Only ever lend stuff to people who have worse OCD than you have.

    I only ever knew one such person, and he is now on medical retirement he got so bad :(

    Everyone else trashes my stuff, (or fails to return it) ... so I no longer lend.

    Sad really....
     
  5. tshuck

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    I lent my favorite semiconductor physics book to someone years ago and can't bring myself to shell out $200 again for it. :(

    ...Be thankful that you've got it back at least... And don't lend to that person(anyone?) in the future.
     
  6. t06afre

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    I once got a book back from a friend. Some time after I took it out to look something up. Out of the book fell a very spicy picture of his wife. Nothing hidden to say it that way:eek:
     
  7. MrChips

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    What spice model did he use?
     
  8. djsfantasi

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    Perhaps it was a thank you note :D
     
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  9. t06afre

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    To put it this way. It was not something like Victoria's Secret. It NO secret at all
     
  10. MrChips

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    and you kept the photo, right?
     
  11. t06afre

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    Ah... MrChips you little villain. You want a copy;)
     
  12. MrChips

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    No thanks. I meant you didn't return it to its rightful owner. That would be embarrassing.
     
  13. shortbus

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    PM it to me. Us old guys like that stuff. :D
    Maybe she included it for you?:p
     
  14. Wendy

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    Holding hands in ears and over eyes.

    <Lalalalalala>


    Talk about a strange turn of thread!?!
     
  15. Sparky49

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    I start a thread on the noble subject of books, leave to go to a meeting, and before I return you guys turn it into this. :D:cool:

    LOL.

    AAC is the best. ;):p:D
     
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  16. loosewire

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    And you kept the photo ....right.
     
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  17. PackratKing

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    You need something out of my book ?? show me what, and I'll run it over my copy machine for ya...

    No books leave the premises...
     
  18. tshuck

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    You've earned your username, I think. ;)
     
  19. sirch2

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    :d :d :d
     
  20. Brownout

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    My books are all raty and held together by duct tape. They are also full of notes in the margins. That's what happens when a book is actually used and not just put on a shelf.
     
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