Calvin the cologne lived on top of Jeremy’s sock drawer. Joining him there were Dennis the deodorant, Tom the tissue box, Sam the sunglasses, Warren the wallet and Harry the watch. They had been there on the drawer for about a year since Jeremy got them all from the nearby shops. Every night after Jeremy goes to bed, they gather around to talk about their day and catch up on what happened throughout the day. As they could not leave the top of the drawer, they gathered behind Tom the tissue box so that they would not disturb Jeremy as he slept.
What Jeremy uses depends on where he goes what he does on a particular day. When Jeremy went on a date with a pretty girl, he made sure he used Calvin the cologne and Harry the watch that night. Going for dinner with his parents may require just Warren the wallet and Dennis the deodorant. If it was a sunny day and he was going to the beach, Jeremy would take Sam the sunglasses. However, there was one thing Jeremy would always use on a daily basis, no matter what the occasion. Every day before Jeremy leaves the house, he would never fail to grab hold of Calvin the cologne. It also helps that Calvin is the best selling cologne for men and Jeremy feels cool wearing Calvin. Whether it was to go to university, or to the park with some friends, Calvin the cologne would always be used.
Sometimes, Tom the tissue box would go unused for a week because Jeremy did not require any tissues. Tom would be sad and feel neglected because Jeremy did not like using tissues. Secretly, each item on the drawer felt afraid of being thrown away if Jeremy did not need them anymore. Once when Jeremy stopped going to the gym for a month, he did not use Dennis the deodorant and Dennis was devastated!
As months went by, no one noticed that Jeremy constantly used Calvin the cologne. Everyone thought that despite a few occasions where Jeremy may neglect one of them for a while, he always liked using them equally. One night, as they gathered round, Dennis noticed that Calvin the cologne was running very low. The rest of them slowly realized that Jeremy had been using Calvin daily without fail and that’s why the cologne was running out. The others became envious that Calvin was getting used more and gaining more attention than any of them. They teased Calvin that he was going to get thrown away once the cologne in him finished and Jeremy had no use for him anymore.
Calvin the cologne became very afraid. He did not know what was going to happen to him as the cologne ran out. Calvin tried to slow it down by hiding from Jeremy, but because he had nowhere to hide, Jeremy always found him. Alas, one day, the cologne ran out. However, to Calvin’s surprise, Jeremy did not throw him away. Calvin was Jeremy’s first ever cologne and because of that, Jeremy kept Calvin while he bought another bottle of cologne to replace Calvin.