A Reforming Squirrel
I’m trying to figure out why I have so many containers of tea covering two shelves of a cabinet. I drink maybe two of these on a regular basis. Only one was a gift, so that means I must have purchased the rest of these colorful boxes of tea.
The same thing is true of shampoo. I seem to keep acquiring a variety of hair products far faster than I am using them up.
So I have a new plan for things like this that seem to be multiplying. I’m determined to use them up -- every last teabag, every last drop of shampoo -- before buying more of either.
I could go a little nuts if I extended this to things like wrapping paper, where I have about 25 miscellaneous rolls of paper, some of which date back probably as many years.
But it will be interesting to see what happens if I just stick to tea and shampoo. I wonder if I’ll be tempted by an exotic tea or a new kind of shampoo?
Am I the only one stockpiling things, or is this just a symptom of American opulence, now turned to austerity?