When I turned thirty but noone gave me a pepper-mill
(might be a local Danish thing though: people that turn thirty but are not married are called pepper-something-or-other and their friends usually place an oversize (oil-drum and upwards!) pepper-mill outside the house they live in and/or give pepper-mills as gifts.)
Wow that's an incredibly amusing little tradition!!!!
My dad has sent me about 10 pepper mills over the years. From garage sales. None have worked very well.