I'm a hoarder and a user. I'm not a penny pincher, but I am unable to throw away usable stuff. My phone is at least five years old and I inherited it from my mom. I have tons of mismatched dishes. I don't always love this way of being - sometimes I wish I could just throw it all out and buy new shit and start with a clean slate.
I actually like it when stuff well and truly breaks, when I've used it into the ground and it can't be used no mo'. Then I feel really justified in getting a new one.
Awhile ago, a long while ago, I got a hair trim at QB House. They use disposable combs there and when my trim was finished, the stylist gave one to me, saying he was just going to throw it away otherwise. I took it. Stuck it in my bag and occasionally combed my hair with it.
One day it broke in half. Then one half got lost.
I had some other hairbrushes and combs, but somehow they've all gotten lost or misplaced lately. So I was using half a QB House comb to (occasionally) de-rat my hair.
Last weekend I went to Sapporo and stayed in a cheap business hotel that included a bagful of "ladies' amenities". This bag included TWO, count 'em, TWO hairbrushes; a full-sized one and a folding model.
I feel I can finally retire ol' QB. Rest in peace.
(I also got a bunch of facial care samples and one of those emollient masks. They have collagen in them, however, which I don't want to use since I'm vegetarian. Anyone want them? I can post them to you.)