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When I was young I remember being excited for receiving a delivery. While still living at home I might order a new game, or some other fun thing. Getting home from school it was great to have the box to open and a new thing to play with – somehow that excitement remains even into the ordinary.

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Now that I am still in the slow, because it is me, process of getting my home sorted I have needed to buy stuff. This has included a microwave, a mop and bucket, some cleaning chemicals, some towels, and a toilet brush. All of these ordinary things, apart from the towels, I have ordered from Amazon and yet there is still a degree of excitement for the thing’s arrival. Why is that?

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I think it is simply that the acquisition of something is inherently special. I can’t say why that would be. Perhaps it has something to do with the impact we are having in the world – is there some sort of subconscious comparison to everyone else? Do we feel better about ourselves because our microwave is nicer? Could it be that us having more stuff shows we can afford more stuff so we are doing better? If that is the case it would be weird. I frequently feel that I have too much stuff – and want to get rid of stuff.

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The next thing I need is a frying pan. My old one doesn’t work with this hob – I put it on the heat and the oven just shrugged and turned off. I guess it must be an induction hob. Amazon have 2000 results for frying pans – so it may take some time! Isn’t choice an annoying thing sometimes!

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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