Pockets can't just have a cursory pat, or slight shake. We have reached that point in time in which every pocket, in every pair of pants must be completely and thoroughly checked.
Or we end up with mini stuffed animals who take a bath, "fascinating" sticks that are baptized, and a flashlight that no longer works.
All of this (shells, rocks and a stick, and I think there is a penny in there somewhere)
fell out of Canaan's pants after one day walking around Charleston...
My poor washing machine is going to earn it's keep in the next few years!