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.
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