Listening to the 5-31-05 show this morning, I heard Howard tell a story at the 1 hour 16 minute mark (with commercials edited out). He said he was shopping with Beth and she saw a $400 purse that she liked and I quote, "She would never buy it for herself. She would never spend that kind of money on herself." So Howard bought the purse for her and it ended up being $600 after taxes. I guess the sales tax was 50%. That same day, they went out to eat and Beth's red wine got spilled on the white purse and ruined it. According to Howard, it was the waiter's fault. @EmperorsNewCaps is this the kind of stuff you're looking for?