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On Dec. 1, a memo was distributed at the school where I teach, stating that all building trash cans were to be lined with plastic to prevent the "unwarranted transmittance of body fluids.'' Nine days later, every teacher was issued a sealed brown envelope, marked "Urgent,'' containing a pair of rubber gloves and a note reading, "Stick these in a convenient place.'' The result: At least one disgusted teacher promptly deposited his rubber gloves in the trash can with plastic lining.
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