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apparently there's no such thing as first dibs any more...

September 8th, 2010 at 02:16 am

A friend of a friend (I would say she's my friend, except that sometimes I feel like strangling her...) posted on facebook yesterday that she had some accounting text-books she wanted to get rid of, and would anyone be interested in buying them?
So of course I said yes, and said I would go and check what ones I needed. She said great, because she needed space on her bookshelf.
So I go away and come back, and lo-and-behold, someone else has written that they want them too, so this friend of a friend writes the ones she has, and the other person gets them all!

Is it just me, or is this rude?

It irks me a bit, but I am saved by the fact that DF's mother and aunt have also done the same degrees and would happily GIVE them to me. So phew.

5 Responses to “apparently there's no such thing as first dibs any more...”

  1. Homebody Says:

    Yes I think that is very rude. It makes me sad for you. But yippe, yahoo for DF's mom and aunt.

  2. baselle Says:

    Eh, its a little rude if the other friend was there and had the money and bought them right then and there. Rude if the friend is still where you are (looking, will buy) and had let to pay. Very rude if the other friend was there and got them for free. Extremely rude if other friend is still looking and didn't have to pay.

    First dibs is a great test though for the friendship. Gotta tell you that by now I would have bumped her down to high-acquaintance level.

  3. whitestripe Says:

    eh, she pretty much is an 'aquaintance'. She is a friend of my best friend, and though she's nice, I really just don't agree with her on many topics and think she's very self-involved. Of course this text-book thing is a perfect example!

  4. scottish girl Says:

    It's rude!

  5. Jerry Says:

    Definitely RUDE. I mean, at least check with the person who already said that she wanted them! I swear, common courtesy just isn't so common any more. Still, if she was selling them, and the family is giving them, then you will come out ahead in the end. And at least you have some insurance that they know precisely what books you will need!

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