Well, if you are me, the answer is twenty-four. Yup, twenty-four key chains for my two keys.
Why do I have so many? Well, I have to cover all my key chain bases. I definitely need one keychain that doubles as a flashlight, and one that is a laser pointer, and one that is a compass, and one that is a whistle, and one that is a measuring tape, and one that is a pen, and one that is a screwdriver, and one that’s a globe, and one that has a bell on it, and one to ward off evil spirits, oh, and at least two that play music. I’m being sarcastic, but my key chains actually have all these secondary features.
Check out this key chain (circa 2000) that plays two songs by N’Sync. How about that for portable music? Take that iPod.
When I actually sit down and count the items I have in my possession, I think,
“How did it get to this point?”
“How did I let it get to this point?”
I refuse to take all the blame on this one though (just most of the blame), since I did not buy a single one of these key chains or charms. They were all gifts.
I think some re-gifting is in order.