I have a bad habit.I have packrat tendancies.It takes me forever to dump things or replace them.Once my brother made fun of me that I make sure I kill my clothes so as to get my money's worth.That is kind of true as my mom used to have compel me to part with clothes.I once had some courdroys that I got in 1997.They were so nice and comfy that I kept on wearing them till in many places the grooves had been worn smooth.I finally did give them away.Like many men I often have this bad habit of getting a fashion that I am comfy in and sticking to it, so you know what I did next?
I got a new pair of the same design!Not to say that I dont buy new clothes.That I used to do but when I was alone in the privacy of my own home I would put on the golden oldies.I have a nike polo shirt that is about to hit the decade mark in Feb 2007.But when things pile up I always pass them onto the poorer relatives,our watchmen,make beds for the dog etc.
Same thing goes with paperwork before I throw away anything I have to make sure that it isnt anything that I may need later.Trust me this has come in handy in the case of receipts,deposit slips etc.So I often have a shoe box or a pile of papers somewhere always pending.But I usually have a clear out before the next pile comes in.But come moving time everything that isnt important must go!
I also have this bad habit of at times taking forever to open things esp when I have overshopped.I have a pair of shorts that I first wore after 4 months, I have a t-shirt that I bought last year that I have never worn!
But here is the clincher, I had my mum bring me some Tusker cans, I put them away only to discover that they had expired 2 months ago.I drank one yesterday hoping that I wouldnt have a milo-esque encounter with the porcelain thrown.The beer just tasted more potent and I'm fine, I just guess that is as a result of having imbibed things like cham,kenyan cane and safari cane in the past.I know some of you are shaking your heads but it was Tusker!Thous shalt not waste Tusker!
ps:My boasts of consistency aside.Blogging is becoming real hard!I think I am going to go MIA ala Guess,Nick,Milo (OK he came back),Mocha and the rest who are on the subs bench.I may be on my way.What should I bring you?
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