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Ten Years New

We have two sets of steak knives.  A nasty old set of four that I've had since leaving home for college.  And a shiny new set that we got as a wedding present.

My wife always brings out the old set.  We don't care about it, and toss those knives into the dish washer.  I always bring out the new set, they cut so much better.  But we hand-wash those.

Today, she gave me one of the old knives with dinner.  I glared at her.  She knows I never use them.

I sneered, "You know that those precious so-called new knives of ours are exactly ten-years-and-one-day old now?"

She grinned back, "Yeah, but they look just like new!  Aren't you grateful?"

She's incorrigible.  I'll just have to take her as-is.
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 sjonsvenson on May 19th 2008 at 7:11 PM
Much the same here. I don't care much, I pick whatever is on top, new or old. My brother always take the oldest and most cracked and worn stuff. To save the good utensils for special occations. BTW happy 10th aniversary ^_^

 dblume on May 19th 2008 at 7:16 PM
Thank you, Sjon! When will those knives stop being "new?"

 sjonsvenson on May 20th 2008 at 9:51 PM
when you actually clip or break one then suddenly the whole set, even those that actually haven't been used yet, stops being new. Of yourse you run the risc that, by then they instantly change from precious-new to valuable-antiques. And you can't of course use that on a daily basis, now can you?

 davidd on May 20th 2008 at 3:16 AM
Congratulations! Old steak knives notwithstanding, sounds like you've got it made, my man!