I am a completist – when i start reading a book series, i need/want to finish it. up until the last book. it is a compulsion i can’t seem to get rid of.
it’s been two years. i have books 1 and 2 with me. there are questions on book 2 that i need answers! so at each Booksale outlet, i search for the last book in the series.
finally, two weeks ago, i spotted a paperback on BS Mega. only worth 47Php! wow.
but wait. i have no smaller bill than 1K. i don’t want to get accused by the cashier that i am simply wanting to have my bill change (nagpapabarya lang).
what do i do?
i make sure no one will buy it. i returned the book on its orginal position, then put two or more books in front of it. there. wait for me tommorow. when i have a smaller bill. you’re going home with me. tomorrow.
but it was not meant to be 😦
i can’t find the book anywhere. i even asked the attendant if he can know if the book was already sold. but he was incompetent. so i settled for the truth. it’s no longer there.
it was such a waste. and the itch to finish the series just get nastier.
“giving up is the ultimate tragedy.”