|"Or All the Seas with Oysters"
"Or All the Seas with Oysters" is a science fiction short story by Avram Davidson. It first appeared in the May 1958 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction and won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1958. One of Davidson's best-known stories, it has been anthologized or collected more than a dozen times.
Struck by the fact that there are never enough pins and always too many coat-hangers, a bicycle shop owner begins to speculate on the possible parallels between natural and man-made objects.