This is a fun blog, I had a friend sat in my kitchen and she was amused to see me cut open a tube of tomato paste to get the last bit. I told her I always cut tubes especially those plastic tubes, I get an extra week of toothpaste this way LOL! My friend thinks me nuts until I reminded her I've seen her save 6 inches of string because it could be useful. Another friend I know will use and reuse a piece of aluminium foil for ever. I know someone with a huge cardboard box full of electric plugs he has cut of old broken things, might be useful one day? Yes we should all re-cycle and I do try to to do so, however there is that tension between recycling, hoarding, cluttering you have to draw a balance. So do you have a pet economy that is perfectly reasonable but might seem a tad odd to others?
I also have other perversions according to my younger friends! I iron things. I just can't break myself of this. I like my shirts ironed, I like my linen ironed which makes me weird apparently . I even iron clothes made from linen, I was told that this is crazy, the point of linen is that is should look rumpled, well not for me. I use a fountain pen for heaven's sake ! I drink coffee from a mug and tea from a china cup with a saucer LOL! I polish my shoes, have a tablecloth when eating. I write thank you notes and answer RSVP invitations , most people do not these days. So do you have any odd retro behaviours?