I once confounded a man running a garage sale by buying an old toilet brush and holder. He was the one who’d put the brush out there with an asking price but still, he seemed a tad judgemental. The brush looked clean enough to me and in any case, I wasn’t planning to do anything unconventional with it so it seemed like a sensible purchase. Not that there aren’t depths to which I won’t sink. I don’t like the idea of second-hand Ugg boots, for instance, so I was very pleased to find these never-worn, plush-lined boots at an op shop.