The Corner

Soviet Bath Plugs (Cont)

There are some doors man was never meant to open. This from a reader: “I

worked in the former Soviet Union from 1987 to 1997 helping build the United

States embassies in Moscow, Tbilisi, Alma Ata, and Kishinev. On the bottom

of every salt and pepper shaker in every restaurant I went to, the stopper

(probka) on the bottom would be stolen and replaced by a wad of napkin.

Something in the Soviet mentality about producing stoppers, I suppose. Turn

the psychologists loose on that one.”

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