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The missing Pop-Tart caper

by Linda Lynn Published: July 3, 2014

I had loaded the dishwasher and was wiping the countertops when I spied it.

A partially wrapped lone Pop-Tart sitting in the fruit bowl. After a couple of seconds of staring at it, I picked it up and dropped it in the trash.

My hesitation stemmed from my thoughts of whose Pop-Tart it was and why it had been nestled in the bowl with its snow-white icing coating and rainbow sprinkles cheerily peeking from the foil wrapper.

I find empty candy and snack wrappers, as well as empty snack boxes, in the pantry pretty consistently. Sometimes I find paper plates, plastic wrappers and paper in the kitchen sink.

How do these discarded items not end up in the trash … until I put them there?

The next day, I got the call. “Where’s my Pop-Tart?”

I politely said, “I threw it away.”

“Why would you throw away a perfectly good Pop-Tart?”

My response: “Why would you not put it in a Ziploc bag?”

If it’s expired, unwrapped or growing mold, I’m going to throw it away.

I really don’t want to start feeding ants and gnats. I already have pets.

–Linda Lynn

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by Linda Lynn
News Research Editor
Linda Lynn was born and raised in rural Oklahoma. A graduate of Purcell High School, Lynn began working at The Oklahoman in 1987 as a reporter after earning a journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. She has served as both a...
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