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.

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