The Objective-C reference book I use doesn’t lay flat and proved difficult to consult so I went to Staples to have the binding removed so I could hole punch it and put the pages in a binder. I told the copy person what I wanted done and he said it was doable for a few bucks but it’d take him a bit to get around to it. I left the book, had a quick lunch, and returned to copy station where the neatly despined book lay. I asked for the price:
Copy Person: No charge. I know the pain that lies in your future. Good luck.
Me: Thank you.