Allowing my daughters into Canada's Behemoth Box-Store of Books is a risky proposition. They know I can't tell them to cool it with the impulse purchases. But I do try to steer them toward the SALE (remainders) section of the store.
During our last visit I mentioned that a book I was interested in had been originally priced at $80, but was now available for $20. “Too good to pass up,” I said.
“Wow,” said the younger. “What book is that?”
A glance. “Oh, Dad . . . .”
Was that a silent, Why, I heard? Sorry. But it's still coming home with us.