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Textbook Madness

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Textbook Madness

January 18th, 2008 · 44 Comments

Here’s something you might not know: textbooks = expensive. 

 

And why wouldn’t they be?  We can only get them in a timely manner from the school book store and the textbook corporations know it.  In capitalist systems we call it a “monopoly”.  The corporation charges ungodly amounts of money for their goods and we have to pay it because we don’t really have another option when we need the textbooks now.  A friend of mine spent $488 today on textbooks.  (And people wonder why college students have communist inclinations.)

 

All I know is this: I am going to have to do some unspeakable things in order to be able to buy all the textbooks I need this semester.

 

Since these acts are so unspeakable I will write them…just don’t read this post aloud and we should be alright.

 

  1. Stealing TVs for the purpose of selling them.  If your television disappears consider it a donation to a starving college student. Write it off on your taxes.
  2. Selling my vote. At this point I’m pretty sure Rudy Giuliani might give me a pretty good price for it…although his campaign is running out of money.  Mitt Romney is probably a better bet.
  3. Panhandling.  Will sit around and think about stuff for textbooks.
  4. Winning the Lottery.  Super Lotto not the short story by Shirley Jackson.
  5. Body disposal for the mob.
  6. Getting a job.

 

None of these options are particularly appealing but I’ll have to do something.  All I ask is that no one judge me.  I have to do what I have to do to survive. 

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