Well, this year I'm logging in a smidgeroon early with my (above) birthday request in the hope that four months is plenty time to allow Babe to come to terms with his eventual fall from grace.
He is petrified of ending up on American Greed one day as "the former CEO whose wife collected $500 beach towels".
I even had a friend stop sitting next to me on the beach one summer after I mentioned my desire for these luxury items. Other's were too polite to tell me what was being said behind my tanned Melissa Odabash wearing back, but I could only imagine. Probably, something along the lines of the above mentioned American Greed transcript.
Pshaw...no one gives Elle Macpherson grief for collecting them!