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(sorry to hijack this comment thread; I can't post a top-level comment without a question and I don't really have one.)

I just sent you one of the stainless steel trash cans, and here's why:

Stainless cans hold a special place in my heart. When my now-husband and I were fairly new in our relationship, my birthday rolled around. He asked me what I might like. I told him: a stainless steel trash can, one of those hefty ones where you step on the pedal and the top flips up. It was in the neighborhood if $75 or so, not an extravagant gift but something that I'd hesitated to buy for myself.

He thought I was kidding. I was not. He bought it. His mother was HORRIFIED that he bought his new girlfriend a TRASH CAN for her birthday.

16 years later, I still have that trashcan.