Youngest's elementary school had its annual used book fair last week. Families donate the books, and they're sold for a quarter or 50 cents each. Kids get to buy new-to-them books for pocket change. And people like me get to pass along all those Magic Tree House and Pooh and Pokemon books the kids begged me for years ago.
Nothing controversial about that, right? Unless, of course, someone has a warped sense of humor or is, quite possibly, some kind of pervert. [No, it wasn't me.]
A bunch of kids were tittering and giggling and pushing each other in one corner of the book fair. Alarm bells went off in the head of one of the volunteers. The kids were acting just like they do at the Scholastic Book Fair when they find out what page "World's Largest Breasts" is on in the Guinness Book of World Records.
She discovered a cache of pornographic comic books. Believe me, they were hardcore. [And you'd also better believe I'm not looking forward to what Google searches bring people my way in the coming days. Ha. A pun! Totally unintended.]
I'd post an image of the cover, which is mighty tame compared to the inside pages, but I can't seem to find the copy I brought home with me for the sole purpose of scanning the cover to share with you. [Here's hoping the littlest and most naive of my children don't come across it anytime soon.]
The comic books were all brand new. This leads me to believe they weren't donated by accident. I think someone is getting off on the fact that a 1st grader or 2nd grader likely stumbled upon them. That icks me out beyond belief. I realize there are perverts all around. I just didn't realize they have children at my kid's school. [I'm not calling them a pervert for reading those works of art, mind you. I'm calling them a pervert for putting them in children's hands.]
I know at least one person who isn't going up in the Rapture on Saturday.