Isn't this completely goofy? Why do I love this place mat so much that I can't throw it away? (I finally did dispose of it after 5 or 6 meals.) It was another great find from the Chronicle Books warehouse sale––from a big tablet of 52 different Story Doodles Place Mats by Taro Gomi. Why, why, why did I not buy out the whole stock of these when I had the chance? I exercised way too much caution at the sale.