Student Literally Pays an Arm and a Leg For Books

2015-02-24_18-06-03Last week, the Simpson College Bookstore had a TWO DAY SALE! For once in the store’s existence, clothing, books, and every day supplies were almost priced normally.

However, as advertised, this event lasted only two days and prices have since returned to their abnormally high levels.

Andy Mayes, a Simpson junior, did not realize he was a day late to the sale. Upon checking out of the bookstore, Mayes was shocked to discover his desperately needed textbook would cost $400.

“I had a serious conflict. I needed that book as soon as possible since my midterm test is later this week” said Mayes. “I’m a college kid and I don’t have $400 on me. When I looked online, the book was only $35, but it would have arrived too late for my test.”

However, the bookstore manager, Joe Schmoe, and Mayes were able to “cut” a deal in the end wherein Mayes could walk out of the store with the textbook… minus an arm and a leg.

“In addition to operating this store, I also work the nightshift at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Unfortunately, we’re in serious need of human appendages at the hospital,” said Schmoe. “Then Mayes walked in and the lightbulb went off. I’ll charge him an arm and a leg!”

Plans are already being drawn up for future promotional sales at the bookstore. Next August, the bookstore is planning to implement their “Limbs for Literature” campaign as students purchase their books for the semester.

By: Nick Hermon

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