I placed this ad in our neighborhood swap page on facebook:
I have all this great Longchamp crystal and I have never used it. Not once. I had visions of sparkling, sophisticated dinner parties and then I married a man with two cases of Lakefront Brewery souvenir glasses. They are taking space in the built-in cabinets that I could use for something else. $64 for the set: six flutes, four brandy snifters, two tumblers, six liqueur glasses.
I told SH about it.
Me: I am trying to get rid of stuff. We have too much stuff and you are bringing more stuff into the house.
SH: What? No! (His usual reaction to any proposed change. For a liberal, SH sure hates change.)
Me: We. Have. Too. Much. Stuff. And it is taking. Too. Much. Room.
SH: But that's nice crystal!
Me: I have had it for ten years and have never used it. Not once.
SH: But we might!
Me: Uh huh.
SH: We could have an elegant dinner party.
Me: And yet we never have.
SH: But what if some day we want to have a really nice party?
Me: You can rent this stuff, you know. And we have been in this house for seven years and have never had a party for our friends. I am done.