Trash Can Compulsive Disorder

Brent Simmons:

When there’s something in [the trash can], it’s not right, and I have to empty it right away. […] The trash can has been around for decades and I’ve always treated it this way. I no longer torture myself by trying to change how I think about it — this particular battle is okay to lose. (Also: rm is my good friend.)

I’m exactly the same. It’s kinda weird, the trash can is often presented as a particularly good example of using metaphors in graphical user interfaces (also by myself, and to some degree it is a good metaphor), yet it never really worked well for me personally.