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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lost my book

“Return my favourite book if you have read it.” I said to my friend.
“A day before yesterday, I took it with me on my Mumbai trip so that in the journey I could read it. On my returning flight after complete reading, I placed it in the pocket of the front seat. I forgot to take it out. Sorry yaar.”

Should I scold him for misplacing my favourite book or should I be happy as someone else will be reading that book?

10 comments:

  1. Don't scold him. Once a book goes out of hands, it is as good as lost...

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  2. What is the point of scolding.. Whenever such cases used to happen with me as a kid, the first thought I used to get was to ask that person to get the same book for me. But I never asked them to get one because I didn't see any point in that.. If its gone then its gone..

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  3. Coincidence. Just (some minutes ago) was writing to a friend about
    http://www.worldbooknight.org/

    I once lent a book I loved to a friend who never gave it back. He died years ago. I found the book (same edition, out of print for years) accidentially months after his death.
    Then I read it again.

    If it's only about the text, there are libraries, archives, where copies are stored.
    If it is about this one and specific exemplar - do not give it away.
    So be happy, if you can ... :)

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  4. Moral of the story, Never ever lend your books to any one

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  5. People always have good intentions and then these things happen and you can't help but be ticked off....I would just not lend anymore. nice to visit again.

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  6. lose the book..
    dont lose friend..

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  7. Chandrika,

    Very irritating but what is the gain in scolding? Never give another book to that person again.

    Take care

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  8. @ Everyone : Thanks for expressing your views! :)

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