Objects don't get thrown out too often for being "worn out". Instead they are made redundant by fashion, boredom, or minor technical malfunction; passed on to the thrift shop, garage sale or interested friend. This plug cannot be repaired or repurposed and as the water leaks around it's cracking edges I'm having a hard time replacing it, feeling sentimental that it's stuck it out so long. It brings to mind one of my favourite childhood books Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. In the story, based on a Yiddish song, Joseph keeps repurposing his worn out overcoat, first to a jacket, then a vest, then a handkerchief, then a button, then, when the button is lost, he writes the story.... which I guess is what I'm doing.