This famous statue, ironically titled,
"I'm sure no one will mind,"
was the first in a series of historic
sculptures chronicling the events that
led to the mandatory use of pooper
scoopers in Central Park.
Dog-owning residents of Manhattan make
a pilgrimage to the statue every autumn
and sarcastically mutter as they pass
by, "Appreciate it. Thanks a
During the Great Bathroom Epidemic of
the 20th century, all of the world's
bathrooms were lost save for one, a
small outhouse in Norway near the arctic
circle. People journeyed from around the
world, waiting in line in the icy
weather for weeks.
A complex social ecosystem developed
around cutting in line. Governments were
overthrown and wars fought, by those
desperate for a spot in line slightly
closer to the front.
At the Luminous Shrine of Is-Mir, on a
distant moon of Sirius, Merchant
travellers pay tribute in hushed
silence, and gather afterwards to
For centuries the shrine was little
known outside of the Merchant Corps. It
rose in prominence after a team of
scholars spent twelve years studying and
recording the stories. Today these tales
offer the definitive cultural background
for this region of the galaxy.