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Waste Not Want Not [Jun. 25th, 2007|09:59 am]
Tony Grist
This morning I am wearing a shirt from the pub where Joe used to work. He had no further use for it and passed it on. It has the name of the pub embroidered over the breast and the words Greene King embroidered on the sleeve.

Because it is cold and wet I am also wearing a woolly jumper in my mother's racing colours (the cross of Lorrain in yellow on a dark green background). She had no further use for it and passed it on.

I look like an elderly jockey. And if I take off a layer I look like an elderly barman. 

It amuses me.

OK, I probably wouldn't wear these things on the street, but why throw them out when they're still perfectly serviceable? 

I don't like getting rid of stuff.  If I didn't have Ailz to keep me in order this house would be piled floor to ceiling with things that "might come in useful one of these days".
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[User Picture]From: momof2girls
2007-06-25 01:53 pm (UTC)
I believe you have an afflication, the Latin term for which is "Packus Rattus." I have those tendencies, but try to curb them!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-06-25 03:46 pm (UTC)
I've had friends who were severely afflicted.

Living room floors covered with piles of books- so you had to pick your way through- that sort of thing.
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[User Picture]From: momof2girls
2007-06-25 07:58 pm (UTC)
My mom has packus rattus of the biblio variety!
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2007-06-25 02:38 pm (UTC)
Your mother was a jockey? Or she owned race horses?

Checks and balances...I exercise the same sort of effect on Manolo´s hoarding tendencies.
:)

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-06-25 03:40 pm (UTC)
She owns race horses. It's the hobby (and more than a hobby) of her old age.
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From: amritarosa
2007-06-25 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ok, I want to see pictures now :)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-06-25 04:28 pm (UTC)
Your wish is my command.
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[User Picture]From: solar_diablo
2007-06-25 03:56 pm (UTC)
I fight against that tendency, which of course then gets countered by the thought of just dumping more things into the local landfill. My only real solution has been to wear something out until it's literally falling apart, and take advantage of libraries, movie rentals, and similar services so I don't continue to accumulate stuff.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-06-25 04:24 pm (UTC)
I too wear things until they fall apart- or until Ailz chucks them.

I'm not a great one for buying things- except for DVDs (which don't take up much room)- but once an object falls into my clutches you're gonna have difficulty prying my fingers loose.
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[User Picture]From: ibid
2007-06-26 01:54 pm (UTC)
I have the same affliction, I'm trying to clear out my room right now and it's hell.

And Greene King - Yay for a Suffolk Brewery! It's in Bury
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-06-26 02:47 pm (UTC)
Greene King is based in Suffolk? I didn't know that. So what is it doing owning pubs in Bolton?
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[User Picture]From: besideserato
2007-06-27 03:53 am (UTC)
The jockey look is FABULOUS! You look awesome in green.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-06-27 11:27 am (UTC)
Thank you.I like green- in spite (or perhaps because) of my mother-in-law's superstitious dread of it.
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[User Picture]From: besideserato
2007-06-28 03:18 am (UTC)
I'm glad because you look excellent in it!
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