But seriously, being stuck somewhere for hours with great, new books and no way to read them is really the worst thing I can think of (#firstworldproblems). But other people have it worse. Check out this worst-case-scenario roundup from our used book treasures:
The Plague by Camus. Bad enough you can't leave the Algerian town of Oran, worse still if the reason is because the bubonic plague has broken out.
Agamemnon by Aeschylus. You go to war for 20 some-odd years and come home to find your wife M-A-D. Man, ain't that just the way.
Atonement by Ian McEwan. Wow what if flirting with someone led to this series of unfortunate events? Harsh.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It could be worse, though. There could always be nuclear winter followed by cannibals.
Any holiday travel horror stories? Lay 'em on me. Can you think of WORSE books? Let's hear it in the comments! Thanks for reading folks!