A couple weeks ago I bought a book at Walmart. It was just a basic science fiction paperback. It was turning out to be a really enjoyable book until I got to the middle of chapter 17, where it jumped to chapter 26. Oops. So I look through it and I notice that not only does it make that jump, but a couple chapters further on it goes back to chapter 20 and then goes on to the end. So it is completely missing 2 1/2 chapters.
But like I said it was a good book, and when I kept forgetting to exchange it, I just bought another copy. Then the other day I finally remembered to return it, and yes to Walmart. I didn't have the receipt but the publisher had said to return it to the store and they could return it to the publisher. I wait in line, and I finally get a free clerk. I explain the problem with the book, and that it is MISSING chapters, and she actually looked at me and asked,
I quote "Is it supposed to be that way?" NO!
I did finally get a store credit, but I just couldn't believe she had actually asked me if a book is supposed to be missing chapters. I really wanted to ask which school district she attended, just to be on the safe side for my childs future.