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“He pointed to a mop leaning against his room wall. Like most mops in this country, it can be wrung by a sliding mechanism on the handle. He thinks that’s hysterical—absurd. In Zimbabwe everyone wrings mops with their hands.”

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source: “Doors Swinging Open,” New York Times, September 26, 2011.

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“When you sweep the house, you find everything.”

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source: 1001 Yiddish Proverbs, by Fred Kogos (Secaucus, NJ: Castle Books, 1970), 59.

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notes: Yiddish translation: Beim oiskern di shtub gefint men alts.

“It takes a particular lack of imagination to feel no discomfort in the presence of a cleaner.”

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source: Twitter, 11:03 AM Apr 9, 2010 via web

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