I wrote this back in January, shortly after my car had been wrecked and before I got another car to drive.
Recently I found myself being mildly appalled by my newly acquired pack ratish behavior. I blame this newly acquired behavior on the fact that I no longer have a car. Though I get to the store often enough, I have realized that I can't simply jump in Elazar and go. Instead, if I do run out, I must find someone who in going, or is willing to go, to get the needed items. So, rather than risk running out, I find myself purchasing resupplies long before they are needed. This made me suddenly have a level of compassion for the pack rats of the world.