Thursday, August 28, 2003

Lint-trap archeology

There are some people who are constitutionally unable to check their pockets before depositing garments in the laundry; there are others unwilling to do the checking for them. Suddenly the lint screen would not go where it belonged. A strong flashlight revealed many strata of balled-up paper, of many types and colors, with several pennies lodged among them. The combination of paper and dampness had turned a slurry into something lining and blocking the grooves intended for the edges of the lint screen. Calling upon chopsticks the miracle-workers cleared out enough stuff to permit use of the screen again. Found are a lint trap weekly cartoon and a lint-trap on-line journal published at the lint-trap domain, billed as "bits of fluff."