This is normal.
Opening the cupboard you may also find something such as this:
Still quite in the norm, don't you think?
But then there is this. This was supposed to be the spot where the spices from the countertop would go. To, you know, get them off the top of the counter and let that gorgeous countertop show more. Well, that didn't happen.
Maybe a spice intervention is in order? Is there such a thing as a spice hoarder? I'm not gonna end up on TLC or OWN with a bunch of my friends and family standing long faced as I'm confronted by the spice version of Peter Walsh, am I? Or maybe, our very own Alberta version will be jumping in her van and driving a bit south and standing there will empathy in her eyes but a will of steel against my pleas, tears and arguments.
But who can resist? I mean, names like Greek, Italiano, Cajun and Thai call my name from grocery store shelves. But seriously, who cannot pick up a bottle of Garlic Blaster, Zesta Fiesta, Smouldering Smoked Applewood, and Devil's Dust when on vacation? Other's buy t-shirts. I buy spices.
Please tell me your cupboards are also explosions of flavors.