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Absolutely not. It's completely irrational and shallowly snobbish, but I utterly despise souvenir t-shirts. Just thinking about them right now is getting me all lip-sneeringly riled up. I cannot understand wasting money on a touristic shirt when I could be buying something unique, local, and meaningful instead. Art, jewelry, tapestry, carpet, pottery, shoes, spices, non-touristic original clothing, etc--that's what's for bringing home.
And you know what makes this attitude particularly lovely and aromatic? I get a fridge magnet from each place I visit. Yeah, I don't even know. Hypocrisy, thy name is goldenthorn. I probably have repressed memories of a souvenir t-shirt flushing my goldfish down the toilet or something.
I was made to love magic, all its wonder to know.
But you all lost that magic, many many years ago.
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I used to, but now I feel horribly ashamed and am going to burn them, revisit each location, and find something indigenous to buy instead.
Not really. I can't recall the last time I bought a souvenir of any sort. I tend to take tons of pictures instead, since they're easier to store than a pile of knick knacks.
My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.