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Thought this was hilarious..<br><br><br><br>
Man Returns Book Overdue Since 1960<br><br><br><br>
HANCOCK, Michigan (AP) -- Robert Nuranen handed the local librarian a book he'd checked out for a ninth-grade assignment -- along with a check for 47 years' worth of late fees.<br><br><br><br>
Nuranen said his mother misplaced the copy of "Prince of Egypt" while cleaning the house. The family came across it every so often, only to set it aside again. He found it last week while looking through a box in the attic.<br><br><br><br>
"I figured I'd better get it in before we waited another 10 years," he said after turning it in Friday with the $171.32 check. "Fifty-seven years would be embarrassing."<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/01/07/overdue.book.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/01....ap/index.html</a>
 

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I work in the library on campus. I have got to show this to my supervisor. lol. And we go "holy crap" when a book is ONE year late... sigh.
 

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The way my library does it, at some point it is cheaper to proclaim the book as 'lost or destroyed' and buy it (I think the fee is close to how much the book cost new), then to return it and pay the late fee.
 

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Yea. For us, there is $75 fine put on lost books. The patron either has to pay that to us or replace the book (same cover, edition, etc..) and the $75 is waived.
 

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yeah, it seems like it would be more of a hassle to keep records of not returned books over a year.<br><br><br><br>
I guess the guy who returned the book just had a strong conscience and thought, better late then never.
 
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