As with all such items, it’s impossible to verify the authenticity of this (via reddit). Still, it’s a pretty hilarious exchange, and the ending, given what we know about how people interact with one another over the Internet, is more surprising than anything Hollywood could have come up with.

(Obligatory Serious Addendum Which Serves To Justify This Post: Yes, textbook costs are ridiculous. Rentals are a good idea.)

Jesse Singal

Jesse Singal is a former opinion writer for The Boston Globe and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. He is currently a master's student at Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @jessesingal.