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Thought this was hilarious..

Man Returns Book Overdue Since 1960

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.

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.

"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."

http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/01....ap/index.html
 

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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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yeah, it seems like it would be more of a hassle to keep records of not returned books over a year.

I guess the guy who returned the book just had a strong conscience and thought, better late then never.
 
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