"You set up a registry at Crate & Barrel?" "Yes." "What about Williams-Sonoma?" "That's too expensive, and we don't even need dishes." "You have to register for dishes." "We are 30 and 38, we have kitchen stuff." "But that's what people register for." "So we have to get stuff we don't need because that's what people do?" "Of course. We're not 'new money.' Remember your friend's offensive honeymoon registry?"

I dare not tell her about the Target registry.

She reminds me a little of Justice Scalia, who once said evidence of actual innocence is not proper grounds for a new trial. What does it matter what the McCoys have and need when you're supposed to register for expensive china?