Posted on October 30, 2005


My roommate and I purposely stayed home tonight, trying to catch up on our sleep and chores. I even painted one wall. Anyway, so I’m sitting down to watch the Simpsons with a couple of tangerines when it occurs to me for the first time that we don’t have a trash can in our living room. I point this out to her. She says that she doesn’t think trash belongs in living rooms and that she’s never had a bin in her living room before. This was a completely baffling and unexpected answer to me; I’ve never lived in any house without a trash can in the living room.
There was a short silence. Brightly she said, “Why don’t you take a survey?” Which is a brilliant idea. Let me know: trash can in living room or not?

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