|Forum topic by DKV||posted 137 days ago||616 views||0 times favorited||34 replies|
137 days ago
I started thinking about this after posting to the thread concerning what to do with plastic tool cases. I have not used mine since the day I unpacked the tool and stored them on the top shelf of the garage. Junk can be divided into three categories using past, present and future as guidelines. Junk that I have not used in the past, junk that I am not currently using and junk that I will not use in the future. Oh, there is a third type of junk. Junk that the wife has stored, won’t tell me why she is storing it and refuses to even inventory it in fear I might suggest dumping it. We have junk from the beginning of our marriage that we don’t even know about. We have junk that is out of date and couldn’t use if we wanted to.
The only saving grace of junk is that someday we will discover that the junk has become an heirloom or the junk is now in high demand and we can sell it on ebay for a small fortune or someone is willing to trade something of value for the junk. The bottom line of present junk is it takes up space that could be used for future junk. Stuff I think I will use or need in the future but never use or need.
And please don’t quote the old nonsensical saying about one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. I have brought home treasures that very quickly turn into junk. Another person’s junk is more than likely your junk..they just had the foresight to give it to someone else to store for them.
-- I would drink a river of the kool aid before I took the smallest sip of the tea...