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Socrates vs. Your Junk Drawer

This is so true and gave me a much needed laugh today! Who doesn’t have a junk drawer? ~Elle

The Minimalism Geek

SOCRATES: Why does your drawer have all of these things you haven’t used in 5 years?
YOU: Those things might come in useful someday.
SOCRATES: 12 dried-out Sharpies, 11 bent paper clips, 10 loyalty cards, 9 dead batteries, 8 rubber bands, 7 keys of unknown use, 6 boxes of staples, 5 broken cords, 4 calling cards, 3 empty lip balms, 2 AOL disks, and a screen protector for a phone you no longer have.
YOU: Christmas is over.  What’s with the 12 days of Christmas riff?
SOCRATES: This is your drawer, not mine.  Why don’t you get rid of this stuff?
YOU: I paid good money for this stuff.
SOCRATES: So what?
YOU: It would be financially irresponsible to just get rid of them.
SOCRATES: Being financially responsible is important to you?
YOU: Yes.
SOCRATES: Does that mean you have set aside a generous rainy day fund?
YOU: No.

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About Elle Knowles

Elle Knowles lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and off-at-college-most-of-the-time son. She has four daughters, one son, and eleven beautiful grandchildren. 'Crossing the Line' is her first novel. The sequel 'What Line' is a work in progress. Recently published is Coffee-Drunk Or Blind - a nonfiction story of homesteading in the Alaska wilderness with her parents and four siblings, told through letters by her mother and remembered accounts from the family.

7 responses »

  1. I don’t have a junk drawer.

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  2. trouble is when you know you’ve got something that you were waiting to find a use for – and when you need it you can’t find it!

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