An actual factual reader will
— probably understand my reference, if they have children between the ages of about 35 and 45
— NEVER dog ear. break the back or otherwise deliberately damage a book.
— HARDLY EVER have an actual bookmark with them when they need it.
— Understand why someone would use the lace from one of their shoes in an emergency. Or a leaf. Or a gum wrapper (empty). Or, at least once, a particularly large and fine piece of finger nail.
So a dollar bill is… not improbable. Clever, even. Though I do think a banana skin is improbable: Too likely to damage the book.
July 31, 2013