I knew the answer, but asked him to explain. He said "They have that Crystal d'Arques stuff. I bought that stuff when I got my raise to Senior Airman." He was right. He correctly identified Crystal d'Arques Longchamp pattern, which is common in every military exchange in Europe. Six for 10.00. Every household has some.
He's learning, but I still fear for the Meissen Blue Orchid. If there's a garage sale after I'm gone, go.