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Subject: will this look suspicious?
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:10 AM ET
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while i was getting ready for vacation last month, i had any books i ordered/were offered to me, sent to my mom.  she is also a member of PBS, but that is neither here nor there.

one of the books, a wishlisted book, has just been declared lost.  i've been to my mom's house half a dozen times since i've been home, and that particular book is NOT there.

my concern is that, when the book is re-offered to me, i'm going to request it and send it to my address since i am home now.

i'm just a little paranoid that it will look weird that i sent a book to a friend, and then it went lost so i reordered it for myself.

any thoughts?

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:24 AM ET
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I don't think anyone would look that closely. I can't imagine you are the only one who arranges for your books to go elsewhere in your absence...

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:51 AM ET
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No one is going to notice or care, IMO.

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:56 AM ET
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I suspect you would have to do MUCH wierder things A LOT  more often to even become "interesting" the PBS watchers :  )

What you describe sounds pretty normal :  )

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 11:22 AM ET
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Lita, I love your pics. He is so cute!

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Date Posted: 10/27/2008 1:11 PM ET
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Assuming the book wasn't "Pipe Bomb Making for Dummies" I don't see why it would look suspicious at all.

Too bad about the lost book, though :(

Last Edited on: 10/27/08 1:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 10/27/2008 5:36 PM ET
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Can't really imagine that anyone would care! And who would know, anyway--no one else can see your ordering history except for the PBS team, and I'm sure they've seen MUCH weirder things than yours! :D


Date Posted: 10/27/2008 10:07 PM ET
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If anyone does get suspicious, just blame it on the cat.  When he starts rolling around and looking all cutsey "pet my belly", they'll forget all about it :-)