This man that I live with is a real piece of work. Over the last 54 years I've grown accustomed to his quirks and have learned to accommodate most of them (you understand I have no quirks).
Bob has always preferred used things to getting something new. He loves used clothes, even shoes who've had a previous owner. See those suspenders? His brother died last year and Bob asked for his suspenders. He would have taken his clothes but his brother was much larger than him. He has a brand new pair of suspenders our daughter bought him but he always goes for this pair of used ones with the food stains.
It was time for some fresh new towels in my bathroom. These towels are the cheapest in the store and on the thin side but that's the kind of towels Bob likes. Granted he won't be using these anytime soon, but I know him, and I can either do this now or buy plush thick towels and listen to him complain every single time he uses one once they've worked their way to his bathroom. I promise you they will wind up in his bathroom once I say I'm done with them.
This morning I removed the bathroom items I've used for the last two years and put out the new. As expected 'Pack Rat Bob' began carrying the old to his bathroom. He doesn't care about color. He then had to part with some of the things he's been using. That's tough for him but I am proud of him. Looks like he has a pretty good stack of discards going in the hall.
I needed new pillows and I knew Bob needed new pillows for sure because his were in bad shape. When I asked about getting him some he declined. Oh well, sometimes you can only do the next best thing. I bought pillows for me, and put my old ones out to be trashed. Sure enough, next time I passed by my discarded pillows were gone and in their place were his old ratty ones. The ones I discarded were much better than his ratty ones so he's some better off now.
I'm pretty sure at night when I'm sleeping he's in the closet digging a tunnel under the bedroom. Where else could he be stashing all the stuff he carries off that I've thrown out?