Mar 26, 10
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Just a quick survey to pick your brains out there. This is in no way real or based on actual events.
Let's say that a good neighbor, friend and fellow book junkie lends you a paperback book. Let's say it is called... oh I don't know... Assassination Vacation. Suppose the book got very mild water damage on it, just enough to look like you read it on the sea shore of Bermuda. This was in fact no fault of your own, probably water splashed on it when you were washing black grease off of baby ducks where you volunteer at the animal shelter or when you were swimming with the infirm where you are also a charming and beloved volunteer. Suppose said book has been painstakingly marked for an upcoming book club with flags and notes in the margins, etc. rendering it nearly impossible to just replace. Would you...
a. Give it back and never acknowledge said water damage.
b. Wait until a rainy day and return it by putting it on the front porch.
c. Buy a new book for the owner and give both back.
d. Announce the dilemma on the world wide web.
Thanks for your help on this purely hypothetical situation.