OVERHEARD: THE RELATIVE MERITS OF USING WASTEBASKETS AS URINALS.

OVERHEARD.

Would it be okay...
the boy asked politely,
...if I peed in a wastebasket?

That...
replied his mother without pause; her response implying it may not have been her first time answering such requests.
...is gross.

So can I?
he asked.

No. It would make things smell bad. And...it's gross.
she said.

Oh...
he said, slowly processing; his response implying it may have been his first, or hundredth time making such requests.
...so can I?

No.
she said.

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I'm sure the matter is settled for good. I'll always wonder.