Throw Everything Out!

This article made me laugh.

I wasn’t sure at first. If you hate a book enough to describe its author as a misogynist, why spread the poison by gifting it when you could drop it quietly into a recycling bin? And I don’t relate to the description of fridge door clutter–do people really display postcards and snapshots from people they don’t know anymore?

Anyway, it grew on me. It made me laugh. It was refreshing to read phrases like “most stuff is crap” and “throw that shit out”.

Made me want to throw some shit out.

But I already did. There’s barely anything left. Shit.

Some of the comments are funny too: “Sorry, I can’t throw anything away, because I never know when I might need it. This applies to everything.”

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Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

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