If a patron dropped this book by itself, I'm fairly certain my coworkers working the circ desk would have thrown this damaged book in the trash. All of the other books in the lot were nice and dry... except for this one. I really should not be surprised that a patron actually thought that the condition of this book was "good enough" for the library's shelves. Silly patrons, damaged books are for the trash-can, not the library.
Needless to say I burned this book as well as my desk... and the cart this book was sitting on.