I cannot friggin shop for anything anymore, with the exception of guns. Not that this is a bad thing, but stabbing a chunk of my favorite steak with the muzzle of a .22 pistol just isn't going to work for me. I went looking for a new stainless flatware service for my wife's new dining room set. Oh, you should see this thing, formal table, 6 upholstered high back chairs, sculpted table legs with ornate grape clusters at the top, inlaid burl around the edges and a matching hutch with wine rack, felt lined drawers....fancy, and MADE IN CHINA!! Every box of flatware I found was MADE IN CHINA!! Every decorative plate or serving platter was MADE IN CHINA!! As I shopped and looked at various items, I came to the realization that nearly everything was MADE IN CHINA!! This is going to be my quest from this time on, to not buy anything that isn't MADE IN the USA!! Failing that, I will settle for Assembled in the USA, but that is the only concession I'm making.