||[May. 4th, 2010|04:44 pm]
The Question Club
At a thrift store yesterday there was a vintage craft book I wanted *badly* (I collect them, mid 60’s-70’s), and it didn’t have a price tag. The thrift store won’t sell anything that doesn’t have a price tag, so I asked them to put one on it. As they were busy doing other things, they couldn’t tag it right away. I would have had to come back in the next day or so to check if the book had been tagged, at which point I would be able to purchase it. Well, i didn’t want to risk someone getting their hands on that book before I had a chance to get back there. So can you guess what I did? Yeah. I found a similar book (size and subject), snuck the price tag off of it, and placed the tag on the book I wanted to buy. I made absolutely sure I was paying fair price, or maybe even more than fair price. But it was still a sneaky act, one that the thrift store would frown upon.
So am I a turd, or do you think that what I did was okay?
Would you have done the same for something you wanted badly?