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Subject: Possibly the BEST RC EVER!
Date Posted: 2/10/2013 8:04 AM ET
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My bookshelf, as well as my signature mention the fact that I don't live with any people who smoke, but that I have cats. This week, I got a request for a book (about a cat) with the following RC which is easily the best one that I've seen yet.

I DO accept books from cats that smoke!!!!   Thank You:)   

Raven and Nutmeg are both non-smokers, but this was the first RC, in several years here, which made me laugh.

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 10:52 AM ET
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That is awesome.

I'd be tempted to decline it and say, "Sorry, we've only got non-smoking cats.  This RC is too subjective."

But then, they wouldn't get their book and that would be un-funny.

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 11:34 AM ET
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It's funny, but I would decline it.

As I wouldn't be 100% sure what was okay and what was not. Not to be a spoil sport or anything. Not knowing the person or the context, who can tell?

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 11:58 AM ET
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ROFL!  I love the sense of humor in that RC! I'd be happy to send that member books.

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 1:31 PM ET
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I've been trying for years to get my cat to quit.

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Date Posted: 2/10/2013 2:21 PM ET
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I love the humor in that one heart

I declined another one this morning, it asked for book condition clarification but didn't include contact information sad

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 8:23 PM ET
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But there would be the people who automatically reject all RCs and they would reject this one, too, even though it's basically a non RC.

Date Posted: 2/11/2013 8:11 PM ET
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I was tempted to put in a note from Raven and Nutmeg, my cats, apologizing for not smoking and blaming me for not buying them cigarettes, but I didn't want to trigger 1st class postage for a paperback.

Date Posted: 2/13/2013 5:20 PM ET
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My favorite RC that I saw years ago is below.  I sent the book and no problems and book has moved onto a couple other owners since.  I liked the nothing that makes a dog bark at it or no voodoo spells. 

 

books must have covers intact and no pages missing

books must be free of disgusting attributes such as french fry grease and bodily fluid stains

books must not contain pages stuck together

books must not contain highlighting or handwritten annotations on more than 3 percent of pages

books must not carry odor of cigarettes as determined by olfactory sense of non smoking human

books must not exhibit any characteristic that incites well adjusted dogs to bark at it

books must not be possessed or otherwise under the influence of spells, witchcraft, voodoo or santaria

books must not contain hair samples; pet, human, and especially not pubic 

Date Posted: 2/13/2013 6:50 PM ET
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I'd PM them and explain you're too cheap to buy smokes for the kitties and you ration out their kitty litter :)

Date Posted: 2/14/2013 1:33 AM ET
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Daryl where do people come up with these! 

books must not be possessed or otherwise under the influence of spells, witchcraft, voodoo or santaria  LMAO L

LMAO.  I'd be curious if they were really serious.  Makes you wonder if they took their meds after they typed their requestor conditions and then forgot about them LOL!

And this dog one:

books must not exhibit any characteristic that incites well adjusted dogs to bark at it

How the heck are you supposed to know what would incite their dog LOL!  My dog sniffs any books that come from pet homes and books that seem to come from bordellos.  However he's never barked at a book I got.  Makes you wonder if they were serious or not.   

Date Posted: 2/14/2013 9:30 PM ET
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books that seem to come from bordellos 

I wonder what kind of books that would be. surprise

Date Posted: 2/14/2013 10:56 PM ET
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LOL Glenda they are book that smell like so much perfume when you open them that you almost gag!  I've gotten tons of books that smell like someone gave them a perfume bath, my dogs sniff those like crazy!  :  )