“Recycled Glass” is a satire of kitchen remodeling, orthopedic surgery, marriage, and Russian gangsters. Months into remodeling their kitchen, the recycled glass countertop has still not arrived, and narrator Walter’s wife Joyce demands action from contractor Butch Siegel. Both Joyce and Walter are surprised when the countertop is delivered with the contractor’s arm embedded in it. Enraged, Joyce confronts Tudomir Vlascev, the manufacturer. He takes her criticism personally, leading her to consult orthopedic surgeon Felix Mexta, M.D. for finger replacement surgery. After a difficult start to their relationship, Walter and Tudi Vlascev become collaborators feeding severed limbs to Dr. Mexta to build his practice.