Thursday, September 13, 2007

What Do Towels and Scissors Have In Common?

You just can't have too many! I found these four perfectly good towels in the Spring whilst scavenging outside the dorms of my local college after the students had absconded. They leave piles upon piles of good stuff outside the dorms. And I extracted this towel from a snow bank last winter: All these have been added to my pile of what I call "dog towels", i.e., towels too good to throw out but not quite up to my standards of what I'm willing to dry off with. With this many towels, I should think about getting more dogs... maybe big ones who like to swim...

3 comments:

dgr said...

You seem to have a compulsion to acquire "stuff too good to waste"

A woman I know has that same problem. Most of her friends refuse to visit her, now, cramped and messy home.

Having yard sales does seem to keep certain economies going, though

Celeste said...

Well, first of all, I wouldn't call it a "compulsion", since that implies a lack of free will, rather than a consciously chosen style of consumption. And second, I wouldn't call it a "problem" since it functions well in my life, and doesn't lead, for example, to a cramped or cluttered house. I think you might be missing my entire point in this blog if you see this as some sort of pathological problem.

Practical Parsimony said...

Celeste, I understand. Imagine, I just wrote a post on towels...lol. It is not published yet. When the subjects come into my mind, and I have the pictures, I just write the post in odd times for the times I will not have time to write. There is really good stuff left by college students. There have been times that I was at the university in another city and found fabulous items. Now, not so much since I don't head that way often. My towels all have homes in my house and the houses of others, in car trunks, and the basement. Your style of consumption seems to match my style of consumption.