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Branching Horrors
Their second professional anxiety dream came from the unsustainability of mopping the back room floor, with its missing baseboards, numerous cardboard boxes, and laminate tiles. Imagine them waking to moving pictures of sudsy waves breaking against the dry wall, soaking into the boxes, seeping in the gaps of the tiles and breaking down the adhesive. 

This disproportionate concern over a convenience store structure bothered them at first. They couldn’t explain it to others. But over time they realized that this was metaphorical thinking. If a large corporation couldn’t figure out the hygiene of mopping, what else? What kind of system are we working in? What of telephone polls, new roads, wastewater treatment? Is anyone thinking it through? Are they even allowed to?

 

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