I see the local Friends of the Library have a "used" book sale coming up this weekend. It's a fundraiser for our public library and usually a pretty popular event. We all like "new" but there's no shame in buying a second-hand book. All the books we borrow from the library are "used", right?
It reminds me of a time when I was seated on the Moose Jaw Warriors' team bus, ready for a road trip. I had the newspaper beside me. One of the players boarding the bus stopped at my seat and looked down at my paper and said, "Can I have a look at that?"
I said, "No. I haven't read it yet."
He said, "I just want to take a quick look."
I said, "You'll have to wait until I've read it."
He said, "Why?"
I replied, "That's a newspaper. If you read it before me, it'll be old news. I want my information to be current and up-to-date."
He walked away...confused and unamused.