Last week, Tom bought an entire apartment's worth of furniture from a warehouse liquidation in San Francisco.
Most furniture in the warehouse is one-of-a-kind, so the first person to grab an employee gets the item. This resulted in pandemonium.
After five minutes of mob mentality, the warehouse manager decreed a line. We stood anxiously in line for 45 minutes, waiting to buy this coffee table for $97:
Me: "We're spending so much energy on this. It will be sad one day when you don't want the coffee table any more. I'll remember how much work went into getting it."
Tom: "There won't be a day that I don't want the coffee table. I'm taking it the grave."
Me: "Ha ha."
Tom: "Unless one day the coffee table doesn't want me any more."
(We managed to buy the coffee table in the end.)