You may recall my ranting on about the marking up that has to be removed at ‘rubbing-out parties’. The problem is exacerbated by the number of old mark-ups that remain in scores from previous users. Unfortunately, SHS is responsible for the state of the scores when they are returned to the lenders.
The picture here is a real example of a returned score, admittedly an extreme one, but not the only such page found! I don’t know if this is ‘old’ or ‘new’ marking up; the point is that SHS, as the last borrower, could be charged to remove it!
There are a number of ways you can help:
- Firstly when you get a new score rub out any and all ‘old’ mark-ups;
- secondly try to be frugal with your own markups;
- thirdly use a B pencil (or softer) – never use H or (heaven forbid) pen;
- finally, if possible remove your markups before handing the score back.
Your help will save hours and hours of tedious work and Handling and Care of Scores will be greatly appreciated.