True incident. The names have been omitted to protect the guilty.
“Look at this book, how could someone put it on the shelf like this.”
“What’s wrong with it.”
“Maybe it didn’t come like that, maybe someone dropped it.”
“Hmmm, ya think?”
“We could always drop it on the other corner.”
“Hmmm” while deliberately turning good corner toward the floor
“What do we have to lose, we can’t sell it like that.”
“How does it look?”
observing matching smooshed corners “That’ll do it.”
“We’ll just put that one in the donation pile.”
What can I say? Inquisitive minds had to know.
So be careful out there, and treat your books kindly.