posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 25, 2004

A brand new doormat appeared at the front door of our apartment building a short time ago. In the winter, the stairs get extremely dirty due to snow/rain and the super’s negligence in mopping them, so the mat was a welcome addition. But now the mat has been there so long that it too is extremely dirty; it’s gone from being a solution to a problem to part of the problem itself.