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Tue., March 19, 2013, 5:30 a.m.

Getting what you didn’t pay for

I'm not saying they are the cheapest people in Spokane.

There's a lot of competition for that honor.

But those who spend a considerable amount of time reading newspapers plucked from display racks in grocery stores -- and then put the papers back -- are a curious case. I'm sometimes tempted to say something to them. But what?

A) "You know, they'll let you buy that and then you can take it home." B) "I see that you believe information wants to be free." C) "Putting wrinkles in pages like that deprives an actual paying customer of his or her right to a perfect, pristine copy." D) "You might at least stand to the side while you're reading that story." E) "The library has copies you can look at for no cost and you can even sit down." F) Other.

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