Me: This set of cutlery is missing two knives and one spoons. I`d like to get rid of it and get out the nice set – the one which is in the box, in the cupboard…
My hoarder (alarmed!): Tthat`s the GOOD one!!
Me: Yes, I know.
My hoarder (looks at me in disbelief): So…
Me (saw it coming and was ready for it): Before you say no, can I ask you something?
My hoarder: Sure…
Me: When did you get the good set?
My hoarder: My wedding. The first one.
Me: How long ago was that?
My hoarder (eventually): 46 years ago.
Me: And who gave you the good cutlery set?
My hoarder: Cannae remember.
Me: But what do you think they wanted you to do with it?
My hoarder (laughs)
Me: Keep it in a cupboard for 46 years because it`s too good to use? Like – till you drop?
My hoarder (laughs harder)
Me: Or did they want you to use and enjoy it?
My hoarder (howling, unable to answer)
So I take it that`s a yes. He can come round, which is why we are compatible, after all…