In her New York Times column "A Conflict That Came in the Mail," writer M.P. Dunleavey divulges a recent incident with her husband. She thought their financial communication was healthy until she made a small discovery: "My happy little financial harmony bubble went pop the other day, however, when my husband acknowledged that for the last couple of months, when he picked up our mail, he had been chucking all my catalogs in the trash."
Her husband looked at catalogs as unnecessary evils and attempted to remove temptation. In the end, however, Dunleavey got her way and started getting her catalogs again.