I know it sounds terrible, but I get a giddy sense of completion every time I finish off a pack of toilet paper, garbage bags, soap, or any other staple that I consider a necessary evil of modern society (usually purchased from costco). Like yeah, I know we "don't really need toilet paper," but for some reason these consumer goods measure the passage of time in my life. Likewise, for some reason I feel a nonsensical sense of accomplishment when I pay my mortgage, phone bill, or complete another year at work. Every time I celebrate an anniversary at my job, I should actually be sad that another year of my life has passed without living it to its fullest. Instead, I get a type-A personality, gamified, sense that I've achieved some kind of merit badge for having simply lasted 5 years or whatever.
Now, this doesn't mean I purposely try to use more coffee filters in order to finish off my 400-filter pack. But does anyone else get this feeling, or is it just me?