The ranking I’ve assigned might seem pretty high (or, low, if you’re going to be one of those pains in the asses), but consider how many other feelings didn’t even make the list. Exactly.
Anyway, I don’t know what it is about a fresh, full tube of toothpaste. Maybe it’s knowing that the only the slightest of thumb movements will overflow your brush. Perhaps it’s the promise of a “new” flavor (unless you’re a psychotic that buys the exact same kind of toothpaste every single time). More likely than anything else, it’s probably the knowing that you won’t have to purchase toothpaste again for approximately 6 to 7 years.
Also, one incredibly underrated benefit of the fresh tube is that it has yet to be hardened by time. Its form is still factory-fresh and it hasn’t gone through the rigors of having some extra toothpaste crust over the opening (Yes, sometimes I forget to screw the cap back on. I’m that guy)
Polar opposite of this feeling?: That moment when you realize that there isn’t one single drop left of toothpaste left in that very same tube and it’s time to say good-bye.