Saturday, November 13, 2010

Marrriage 301, Lecture 552: Out of the closet


SH: Look at landsend.com. Topsiders are on sale.

Me: Yes, they are.

SH: I think I'll get some. Mine are 15 years old.

Me: Does that mean you'll get rid of the old ones?

SH: No!

Me: Why not?

SH: Sometimes you bump the old ones down to knock-around shoe status. Suppose your favorite shirt or your favorite jeans are worn out and you don't want to wear them out any more, but you can still wear them around the house. The purpose of getting something new because the old one is worn out is not because you're getting rid of the old one!

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