I have decided that with our investments we really should pursue two lines-Olive Garden and shower curtain liners. Seriously, we eat at OG enough, that it would be profitable to own stock. Eating out would be investing in our future, you know.=) I should talk to my finance guy about that. Diversification, and all that.
And yesterday I bought ANOTHER shower curtain liner. I can't tell you how many we have purchased in the almost 11 years we've been married, but I'd guesstimate about 15-20. That would be at the approximate rate of 2 per year-minus the year or two that we splurged and bought the ones with metal ring holes. They last closer to 10 months than 4-6. Each liner goes through a regular life stage progression. This would be (1)crispy new and clean, (2)dirty, (3)scrubbed (either in the washer, or with a scrub brush), (4)another month or two of relative cleanliness, (5)inevitable tearing at the top, or the bottom, (6)whereupon you try to "attach" it to the wet shower walls for a few weeks to keep the water in the tub, not on the floor. Eventually this no longer works, and the cycle begins again with a brand new liner.
Well, maybe not, but at least I've given another fresh, brand new liner, a chance at its own life cycle.=)