I know, my goals in life are weird.
Anyway, I thought number 6 merited a post of its own, because it recently made me rant to anyone who’d listen.
6) People who return books (that they’ve purchased)
I don’t know how you see it, but to me a book is more a “service” than a “good.” Once it’s been read, it cannot be unread, which means you’ve taken what there is to take from it–especially when it’s an e-book, so there’s no actual tangible object with intrinsic value to be returned.
This means that unless:
you should not get to give it back for a refund.
You should also be slapped if you do so without a review explaining why you’re giving it back.
My point is, if you buy a book marked as erotica and find the sex scenes too descriptive, you shouldn’t (get to) return it.
If you buy a book called Cooking Meat and are disturbed by the notion of poor cows being turned into burgers, you shouldn’t (get to) return it.
If you buy a–correctly tagged, edited, and proofread–novella that can be read within a couple hours and return the bloody thing three hours later, you are a cheapskate and should feel bad.