Eight or nine years ago, I bought my grandmother some very nice, rich skin lotion. She never used it, and now the stuff has totally degraded into a soupy mess. (It's been on the bathroom shelf the whole time, so I can check it whenever I visit.) She has always used the cheapest, nastiest stuff, so I don't see why she couldn't use the good stuff. I understand the idea of being sparing with "good" things to make them last, but doing so to the point where they totally go to waste seems REALLY silly. And then to keep it well after that point! She could have just kept the jar as a memento or whatever. What is up with that?