the shadow knows

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There's been a dark shadow lurking, unflushable, in the bottom of my toilet for days, nearly out of sight. I have not been anxious to fish it out, but I have marveled at its resilience. Finally, quite reluctantly, I donned a rubber glove and reached for it.

It was a penny.

First thought: thank christ.

Every subsequent thought: sure, it probably fell out of my pocket, but I'm far more intrigued by the notions that

  1. some asshat may have thrown a penny into my toilet, or
  2. I ate a penny.
Yep. It's been a slow week.