Is this just plain cheek or thrift??

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11 years 2 weeks ago #27612 by ronnie
Was in a queue at the Post Office yesterday. Alongside the front of the queue was a stand of children's books for sale. I happened to watch a lady, with a young (possibly 2 -3 yrs old) child approach the book stand. She casually looked thru the books and showed the child. When he took an interest in one, she took the book and child over to the chairs (in front of desks for you to sit out whilst filling out forms etc) sat down and read the book to the child. Once finished, she put the book back on the shelf.

I felt like telling her the library is down the road.

No wonder book sales suffer as they do.

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379505 by Farmer53
think i would have told her that ronie. what a bludy cheek, not seting a good examlpe for the child

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379515 by shad297
Very cheeky in my opinion. There's a difference between flicking through the book to see if it would be suitable for purchase (which I did last week in a newsagents) and actually sitting down and reading it to the child. I wouldn't have the cheek.

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379517 by Lindeggs
That's what libraries are for! I hate to complain about anyone reading a book to a child ever, but someone is going to buy that book as 'new' and would be very disappointed to find fingerprints, bent pages etc after they have bought it.

It's definitely not about thrift. Thrift means taking your child to the library.



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11 years 2 weeks ago #379534 by xevbellringer
Maybe it just turned out to be not very good reading after all...

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379540 by foufee
going to the library I have found a few kids books that I flicked through while I am there and think they look good but when I read them in full at home I do not like them at all. So I do read through any kids books before I buy them, I don't read them to my child in the shop and I am very careful to not damage or mark the book in any way.

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379550 by Andrea1
Maybe she had some to kill waiting for someone else, and kept her child occupied? Maybe the child was tired/cranky and this was a good way for her to keep the child quiet in a public place, and she took her time choosing a book which would hold the child's interest? Just a few other thoughts....

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11 years 2 weeks ago #379684 by Toast
Naughty ..... no excuses! She should have asked. It is not her property.

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