I've just had a disconcerting, but revealing experience. I woke up wondering how many shaving soaps and creams I actually have acquired over the years so I pulled out the very large plastic box and decided to count the content of it and moved it to a shelf in a wardrobe. There were 65 soaps/creams/croaps in the box, 61 of them are totally unused, some of them still are in bubble wrapping. My policy is to have a limited number of soaps in my rotation and I try to use them up before replacing any of them. I use up about four of them per year. I do have a categorisation of them: Tabac (Always in my rotation) Sandalwood Neutral (to go with any cologne) Rose Variety is the spice of life. So all in all I have 70 soaps/creams/croaps. If I continue to consume 4 soaps a year this means that I have soaps for another 17.5 years. I've had a hunch of that it was pretty bad so I have pifed a lot of soaps, but you can only give away a certain amount of soaps to your friends before they start to suspect that you are giving them hints regarding their personal hygiene. Conclusion: I don't have to concern myself with how much soap I spend and I won't buy any more. Now I need you to come out and confess that you're even worse out than I am. There's nothing more soothing, when it comes to a bad conscience, than the knowledge that there are others that are even worse.