Teacher’s Hoarding Devil: What a lovely little jar, with a tight-fitting lid, let’s keep it!
Spring Cleaning: Really?! What for?
Teacher’s Hoarding Devil: We’ll take it to the English Room at school.
S: It’s made of glass.
Teacher’s Hoarding Devil: We teach high-school students nowadays, remember? They can be careful with glass.
S: Hmph. Hardly. Laws of gravity apply in high-school too. What could you possibly do with such a small jar?
Teacher’s Hoarding Devil: Store thumbtacks?
S: We already have a little jar for that. A plastic jar.
Teacher’s Hoarding Devil: Rubber bands?
Teacher’s Hoarding Devil: So we’ll keep it in the bottom cupboard with the other boxes and containers waiting to be used.
S: We just organized that cupboard and got rid of things! Do you want to needlessly clutter it again?
Teacher’s Hoarding Devil: Needlessly? NEEDLESSLY?!! This year you were grateful that we kept the small boxes that once contained chocolate or calling cards and now contain writing prompts. All thanks to ME! ME!
S: Spluttering sounds.
S: It’s a tiny little glass jar! Not a cardboard or a tin. It’ll break just waiting around in the cupboard! We should not keep this jar!
Teacher’s Hoarding Devil: But it looks so nice, we can’t throw it away…
Teacher shooing away “Me” and “Myself” and just listening to “I”: Enough! I’ll tell you what. I’m going to give it away. Storage Free and Guilt Free. Now disappear!
Final note: The pair are quiet now. But they are keeping a close eye on any gifts in containers I may receive …