I Hate To Throw Anything Away
Anyone else like that? Every so often the wife wants to clean out the closets and make a run to Goodwill.
I can’t speak for all men, but I have my favorite shirts. Who knows why they became my favorites, but they are just the same.
All men have that favorite pair of jeans that fits just right. They are perfect for every occasion. They almost have to be rags before they go.
And nothing feels worse to a man is a brand new stiff pair of jeans. They should be washed before the first wearing just to get some of the stiffness out.
The Office Is Even Worse
I keep scraps of paper with useless info on them. Info valuable only to me that I will probably never, ever use.
Nevermind that I’d never find it if I did need it, but there are piles and I just know that someday I may need that useless scrap of info for a blog or some other reason.
I just can’t bring myself to throw it out or shred it.
It’s just too valuable.
I keep every receipt and invoice for tax purposes. Anything that might remotely reduce my tax bill goes in a box for that year.
Then they gather dust in storage for the seven years the IRS says to keep them.
Cars Are Even Worse
I hate to get rid of cars too. The wife used to have a Pontiac Fiero sports car. It broke her heart when that had to go.
I had a 1993 white Chrysler that the staff at the station affectionately named "the Pimpmobile."
It was a really sad day when that car had to go. Cars have personalities and little quirks just like humans. You call them baby when you are encouraging them to start on cold mornings.
You lean back and admire them after a good waxing and detailing. They take on a life of their own.
Some Final Thoughts
I would not go so far as to call myself a hoarder. I don’t have aisles you need to navigate to get from room to room. I only have one cat.
As I get older, I keep thinking that I just need to dump everything without looking. Watch with a tear in my eye as the trash truck dumps my treasures into the big bin with everyone else’s trash.
Oh well, guess I’ll have some breakfast. I have some magazines to go through later.