Once a man at a local hardware store overheard me ask my son why he thought he needed one of the knives in the case when he already had a few knives at home. The man tried to explain that knives were to guys like earrings were to gals: "You can never have too many." I pointed out to the man that I did not have earrings. Like a good salesman he tried to adapt by changing the analogy to shoes. I still wasn't impressed, but I think my son took it straight to heart and began accumulating a ridiculous number of knives. I thought he should take his time, save his money, then get a good quality knife rather than snatching up every knife that caught his eye.
I definitely like to deliberate over a purchase, and I finally bought a knife I've wanted for a while. Who knows, I might even want to start a collection.