@knif, 2nd-hand actually. A bit like how I avoided getting started on cigarettes through seeing how miserable and bad-tempered my Dad was when he couldn't afford a packet of !$%*! perhaps I avoided marriage through seeing how it affected some friends and relations. As a woman said to me once, "are you a bachelor?" When I said I was, she said, "I thought so - you looked so content."
Of course, you might also think that no woman of sound mind and good eyesight would have me!
Perhaps Dilbert should marry this vendor; it will probably be the only chance he'll get!