People waste a surprising amount of money on gadgets and doodads that they hardly ever use. For example, my brother spent $25 on an electric ice-cream maker two years ago, but he has used it on only three occasions. Yet, he insists that regardless of the number of times he actually uses the ice-cream maker, the investment was a good one because ___________.
Which of the following best completes the thought of the paragraph?
A. the price of ice cream will go up in the future
B. he has purchased the ice-cream maker for the convenience of having it available if and when he needs it
C. in a society that is oriented toward consumer goods, one should take every opportunity to acquire things
D. today $25 is not worth what it was two years ago on account of the inflation rate
E. by using it so infrequently he has conserved a considerable amount of electrical energy
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