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I just thought that it would be a change from the everyday.
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Like I get that books are expensive but it would still be a nice and sweet gesture. If you're at a bar and someone offers to buy you a drink, why can't they do the same thing with a book? Like you're at a bookstore and some attractive but sweet guy or girl offers to buy you a book(s) of your choosing as a way of getting to know you and being kind. Is a book more expensive than an alcoholic drink? Are people not that friendly? What is it? Does it happen but not often?

I'm just curious to know.



I went into my one of my local WaterStones book shops very recently trying to track down an old childhood book i had given away to charity in the past but really wanted to have a 2nd read of it. My information about the book was very limited but the 2 lovely and pretty staff remembers helped me track it down i also ended up buying a different book too by Patrick Rufuss. Of course i was flirting but i kept it under control i have been way too shy to go back to the shop since then. I once got into a conversation with another pretty girl in the same book shop but again got way to shy to offer to buy her a book or anything like that despite starting the conversation. If someone offered to buy me a book even if they were pretty i would probably decline though I'd rather talk to them myself that is if i don't get too shy that is.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Like I get that books are expensive but it would still be a nice and sweet gesture. If you're at a bar and someone offers to buy you a drink, why can't they do the same thing with a book? Like you're at a bookstore and some attractive but sweet guy or girl offers to buy you a book(s) of your choosing as a way of getting to know you and being kind. Is a book more expensive than an alcoholic drink? Are people not that friendly? What is it? Does it happen but not often?

I'm just curious to know.



I went into my one of my local WaterStones book shops very recently trying to track down an old childhood book i had given away to charity in the past but really wanted to have a 2nd read of it. My information about the book was very limited but the 2 lovely and pretty staff remembers helped me track it down i also ended up buying a different book too by Patrick Rufuss. Of course i was flirting but i kept it under control i have been way too shy to go back to the shop since then. I once got into a conversation with another pretty girl in the same book shop but again got way to shy to offer to buy her a book or anything like that despite starting the conversation. If someone offered to buy me a book even if they were pretty i would probably decline though I'd rather talk to them myself that is if i don't get too shy that is.




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one of the employees at the grocery store gave me a free cake

it was christmas eve

they were trying to get rid of all their christmas baked goods

lol

i was still in shock though haha
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Sogno- wrote:

one of the employees at the grocery store gave me a free cake

it was christmas eve

they were trying to get rid of all their christmas baked goods

lol

i was still in shock though haha



Hooray for freebies!
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I sometimes swap books with people, online or in person. Heck if you look there are places set aside for leaving books for others. I even found such a place when I was on holiday at another Caribbean island. Getting a book as a gift though may not be what you expect if it's something you don't like reading. I grew up with books as gifts every Christmas and most I enjoyed them. The others though I could have done without.
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I sometimes swap books with people, online or in person. Heck if you look there are places set aside for leaving books for others. I even found such a place when I was on holiday at another Caribbean island on holiday. Getting a book as a gift though may not be want you expect if it's something you don't like reading. I grew up with books as gifts every Christmas and most I enjoyed. The others though I could have done without.


That's cool.
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Unless you're at a used bookstore books are quite a bit more expensive than a drink. Choice in books is also pretty personal, seems like it'd be a better choice for an established relationship.
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"Hey baby I heard you were interested in reading Rawls's A Theory of Justice so I bought you a copy."

I would probably at least get coffee with that person.

This is a good idea, qualeshia3.
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"Hey baby I heard you were interested in reading Rawls's A Theory of Justice so I bought you a copy."

I would probably at least get coffee with that person.

This is a good idea, qualeshia3.


I'm glad.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Like I get that books are expensive but it would still be a nice and sweet gesture. If you're at a bar and someone offers to buy you a drink, why can't they do the same thing with a book?


Because books don't lower your standards.

Honestly, do you not even understand why guys buy girls drinks? It's basically "I know you're too good for me but maybe if you have a few more drinks you won't care."

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qualeshia3 wrote:

Like I get that books are expensive but it would still be a nice and sweet gesture. If you're at a bar and someone offers to buy you a drink, why can't they do the same thing with a book? Like you're at a bookstore and some attractive but sweet guy or girl offers to buy you a book(s) of your choosing as a way of getting to know you and being kind. Is a book more expensive than an alcoholic drink?



Some places DO serve drinks for $14.95, so that I can't answer. I just know I don't have to take a drink home, find a place for it on my shelf, or sell it back to some Used Drinks store way out in the college-town sticks, when I could just get a nice iDrink for my tablet online.
That's probably why people go to bars and "rent" the drinks instead of buying bottles, the same way we go to the library.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

Like I get that books are expensive but it would still be a nice and sweet gesture. If you're at a bar and someone offers to buy you a drink, why can't they do the same thing with a book? Like you're at a bookstore and some attractive but sweet guy or girl offers to buy you a book(s) of your choosing as a way of getting to know you and being kind. Is a book more expensive than an alcoholic drink?



Some places DO serve drinks for $14.95, so that I can't answer. I just know I don't have to take a drink home, find a place for it on my shelf, or sell it back to some Used Drinks store way out in the college-town sticks, when I could just get a nice iDrink for my tablet online.
That's probably why people go to bars and "rent" the drinks instead of buying bottles, the same way we go to the library.


Posted 10/8/16
I want someone to buy me a house.
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I want someone to buy me a house.


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