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Do Not Flush Paper Towels Or Foreign Objects
by Zvi A. Sesling

Harry reads the sign in the unisex bathroom:

Do Not Flush Paper Towels or Foreign Objects.

Harry wonders what exactly is a foreign object. Perhaps a moon rock brought to Earth by an astronaut or a Martian stone blasted here a million years ago by a cataclysm on the red planet. It might be something from another country, a Swedish meatball, French pastry, Haitian voodoo doll or Chinese bamboo stick. Perhaps none of the above. Then Harry realizes they must mean anything that is not toilet paper. He thinks for a moment, takes off his shoes and socks. The socks are Made In America so he throws the socks in the toilet.