Hi everyone, I'm wondering if you can help. I have a slightly damaged textbook and am wondering if it would be OK to sell through Amazon's excellent textbook buyback scheme. The story is this: I was sitting in a bus station quietly reading, when the whole place filled up with a large group of very noisy exchange students of various nationalities. They were all wonderful people, but they were also annoying me, and from their very noisy chatter I could tell that they had the same destination as me. I saw that there was another bus with destination Death Valley, so I nudged one of them with my book, nodded my head towards the other bus, and said, "I think you'd better hurry, as your bus is about to leave."
"That not my bus," replied the exchange student.
"Oh yes it is, and you need to hurry. And don't forget to tell all your friends that they need to hurry too."
Well, to cut a long story short, I persuaded them, but in the process one corner of the book got slightly dented. I also accidentally dropped the book while it was open, which got dirt on a couple of the pages. It's otherwise in good condition and is legible throughout. I'd be very grateful for any advice. Does anyone else have experience of books that have been used for nudging?
Edit: In view of the considerable negative reaction to this post, I feel obliged to offer a small apology. Such humour as there is in the post (and it's not meant to be side-splittingly funny or anything) derives from its similarity to a much funnier post, not by me, that led to a long thread that was pulled in its entirety by Amazon. I cannot risk saying more about that post in case this one too gets pulled. The main point I'm making is that if you didn't get to read the original post then this one will indeed seem pretty lame, and I'm sorry that there's not much I can do about it.
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